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Bill seeks to change building code

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04/01/2003

AUGUSTA, Maine - A bill before the Maine legislature is seeking to change the building code that fire companies and the construction industry in the state adhere to.

Under the bill, Maine’s different municipalities, which now subscribe to codes individually chosen by the municipality, would all meet the requirements of the Building Officials Code Administrators International, known as the BOCA code.

Gentex reports profit increase of 43 percent

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04/01/2003

ZEELAND, Mich. - Commercial fire products manufacturer Gentex reported record revenues and an increase of 43 percent in net income for the fourth quarter of 2002 ending Dec.

Briefs

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03/01/2003

NFPA to offer building code seminar
QUINCY, Mass. - A two-day seminar on NFPA 5000 Building Construction and Safety Code will be held May 16 and 17 before the opening of the 2003 NFPA World Safety Conference & Exposition in Dallas, which runs May 18 through May 21.

Testing, inspection bill moves through House

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03/01/2003

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - A bill that calls for the certification of fire sprinkler testing and inspection technicians is making its way through the Utah legislature and is expected to become law with little opposition, according to industry officials.

At press time, HB47, which would only apply to commercial or other public sprinkler systems, had been passed by the House and was waiting for approval from the state senate.

Fire firm plans growth with niche business, added marketing plans

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03/01/2003

HURST, Texas - A small but top-tier Notifier distributor here is already hard at work toward reaching its goals for 2003, armed with a new focus on marketing and plans to boost its inspection and testing business as well as its installed base.

To accomplish those goals, Fire Systems Design, a 20-employee company located here in suburban Fort Worth, has hired Todd Burgart as its marketing director to actively promote the company to local commercial customers, engineers and the life safety community.

Fire group merges into GBFAA

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03/01/2003

DULUTH, Ga. - The group representing fire alarm dealers in Georgia in late January joined with the Georgia Burglar & Fire Alarm Association, the second group to join an alarm association within a year.

Silco Fire Protection extends reach with major acquisition

Purchase gives fire company state-wide coverage
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02/01/2003

CINCINNATTI - With a purchase of a fire protection division owned by a large gas and welding distributor, Silco Fire Protection, a full-service fire protection firm based here has increased its geographic reach throughout Ohio.

Silco’s acquisition of the fire division of compressed gas giant Praxair Distribution gives Silco a total of four locations and a team of nearly 30 additional employees, including a general manager that had overseen the division for the past several years.

Fire association moves HQ, prepares for additional staff

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02/01/2003

CHICAGO - A national trade association here that represents fire equipment distributors has moved to larger office space to make room for some additional staffing needed to roll out a new certification program and added technical training to offer to its membership.

The National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors in January completed its move, and is now preparing for the addition of another technical staff member in the next few months to help the association develop a national certification program that would encompass two different areas, service technicians for portable fire equipment as well for a pre-engineered systems technician.

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