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Edwards downsizes manufacturing plant to keep competitive

Its Maine facility is closing and its production transferred to North Carolina, Mexico and China
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03/26/2014

PITTSFIELD, Maine—Four years after resurrecting the Edwards name for its fire and safety products, UTC is shutting down its 300-employee Edwards plant here and moving production to three other locations in order to “ensure continued competiveness.”

Another reorg at UTC

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10/22/2013

HARTFORD, Conn.—UTC has reorganized again, creating UTC Building & Industrial Systems by combining Otis Elevator Company and UTC Climate, Controls & Security, the company announced recently.

Former UTC executive is ADT’s new VP of small business

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04/30/2013

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT recently appointed Luis Orbegoso as its new senior vice president of small business, according to a press release.

UTC sued over employee education incentive plan

A former UTC Fire & Security engineer is among those claiming the company unfairly denied stock awards to laid-off employees
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04/03/2013

HARTFORD, Conn.—United Technologies Corp., based here, is facing a federal class-action lawsuit that claims the company reneged on stock awards it promised some employees for furthering their education.

Most UTC execs see pay hikes, but not Chenevert

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04/03/2013

HARTFORD, Conn.—For four of the five highest-paid executives at United Technologies Corp., salaries and bonuses spiked upward as the company completed its $18 billion acquisition of the Goodrich Corp., according to an article from the Journal Inquirer, a newspaper based

Former Interlogix president joins Guardian Protection

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02/07/2013

WARRENDALE, Pa.—Bob Haskins, former president of Interlogix, will fill a newly created position at Guardian Protection Services, according to a company announcement this week. Haskins’ responsibilities as Guardian’s VP of strategic planning and business development will include helping to expand the company’s dealer program, the announcement said.

Thomas Jefferson’s home gets Marioff water mist system

Water mist fire suppression systems find new market in historic properties
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01/21/2013

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—A Marioff water mist fire suppression system is now protecting Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s iconic home here. It’s an example of a growing niche market for water mist systems: historic homes and other cultural heritage buildings.

Are water mist and sprinkler systems equivalent?

Proposed changes to NFPA 750 raise questions about the two technologies
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01/18/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine—Water-mist fire suppression systems aren’t just for ships—they are increasingly used in land-based applications, such as historic buildings and hospitals. But are they the equivalent of fire sprinkler systems? That’s the question being hotly debated as proposed changes to the National Fire Protection Association’s standard on water-mist systems come under review.

Changes at UTC

New roles for Barry, Orbegoso, Haskins, Hamberlin
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11/16/2011

HARTFORD, Conn.—Since UTC announced Sept. 28 that it merged UTC Fire & Security and Carrier Corp to form UTC Climate, Controls and Security Systems under the leadership of Geraud Darnis, more personnel changes have been made that affect the security and fire businesses.