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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.

Jury finds fire firm liable for fire

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2003

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -A jury recently found Grinnell Fire Protection and records storage company Diversified Records negligent in a 1997 fire that destroyed the storage company’s facility.

Sprinkler installer faces criminal charges

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01/01/2003

WESTBORO, Mass. -A man who installed a fire sprinkler system in an apartment building without a state license is facing criminal charges after the building caught on fire.

Group approves concept of sprinkler tax break

A fire advocacy group has endorsed the idea of a federal sprinkler tax break incentive
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01/01/2003

WASHINGTON -The advisory committee of one of the country’s most powerful fire protection advocacy groups has endorsed the concept of a federal tax break as an incentive for the installation of fire sprinkler systems in residential and commercial buildings.

Although the movement for the tax incentive is still in its infancy, sprinkler industry officials said that the resolution from the National Advisory Council of the Congressional Fire Services Institute, a non-profit group that educates members of Congress on fire issues, is one of the first major steps in the development of legislation and an important stride toward broadening awareness of the issue.

Integrated Security rounds out offering with fire line addition

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01/01/2003

MIAMI -To round out its offering, systems integrator Integrated Security Systems has added large scale, integratable fire systems to its portfolio.

The addition follows the company becoming an Edwards Systems Technology EST-3 partner.

Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2003

Texas firm wins federal contract

AMARILLO, Texas -Reynosa Construction, based here, has been awarded a $295,100 contract from the Air Force Air Education and Training Command at Sheppard Air Force Base.

As part of the job, Reynosa Construction will replace the fire alarm system.

Texas fabricator expands with second site

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12/01/2002

WHITESBORO, Texas - A family-run sprinkler fabricator here has bought the equipment assets of another Texas company and is using that location to broaden its geographic reach and physical space.

Texas Manufacturing Co.

Former Central Sprinkler exec gets accused of insider trading

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12/01/2002

LANDSDALE, Pa. - The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a lawsuit against a former senior officer at Central Sprinkler Corp.

FEMA, NFPA strike equipment interoperability discussion

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12/01/2002

WASHINGTON - A group of federal officials, security and fire trade associations and other organizations with interests in the fire equipment realm will meet sometime this month to continue an industry dialogue on how different types of fire equipment work together in emergency situations.

The meeting, which will be hosted by the National Fire Protection Association, is a follow-up to a meeting held in early October, said Julie Reynolds, an NFPA spokesperson.

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