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Victaulic® Acquires Globe Fire Sprinkler

Two leading, century-old companies bring added support to fire protection customers, industry Effective July 8, 2019, Victaulic has purchased Globe Fire Sprinkler. Combined, these two respected companies will have the resources and capabilities to bring exciting new solutions to the fire protection industry around the world. Steven Worthington, who will continue to serve the combined …

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Viking’s state-of-the-art training facility offers new options for durable learning

Viking Group’s new West Michigan headquarters features modern office spaces, advanced R&D facilities, and an impressive training center.  Like the rest of the building, the training lab spaces are filled with the latest advancements in technology. “The new training facility is a modern high-tech learning environment with two standard classrooms, a collaborative learning classroom, six …

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Winsupply is Proud to Support AFSA38

Winsupply is a leading supplier of Fire Protection Supplies and Fabricating Services in the USA. Headquartered in Dayton Ohio, the privately held company has nearly 600 wholesaling locations in 45 states and offers entrepreneurs the unique opportunity to own a meaningful part of a local business. Collectively, Winsupply is known as the “Winsupply Family of …

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ITM Forms Updated

Documents Revised for 2011 Edition of NFPA 25  The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) has unveiled updated inspection, testing and maintenance (ITM) report forms to the 2011 edition of NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, from the previously available NFPA 25, 2008 and 2002 editions. The forms, …

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Standpipes: Protecting Horizontal Pipe

What are Laterals?  One of the aspects of NFPA 14, Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems, that has been regularly edited over the last several cycles of the standard is the protection of piping against fire damage. This article will look at these changes with a particular focus on laterals. It will …

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AFSA Apprentices Win Big at ABC NCC

Eckert Wins Gold; Patch Wins Silver  The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) was well represented at the 32nd Annual Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) National Craft Championship (NCC) held in Long Beach, California, during the ABC national convention. Two AFSA apprentices won big during the ABC competition: Richard Eckert with Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers, Tampa, …

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Hunter Brendle: Young Professional of the Year Honorable Mention

AFSA’s NextGen Initiative is pleased to announce that Hunter Brendle is the 2019 Honorable Mention winner for the Young Professional of the Year (YPY) award. Brendle is vice president of Brendle Sprinkler Company in Montgomery, Alabama, which was started by his grandfather in 1960.  “I was very surprised and taken aback to receive this award,” …

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Stuart Weeks Named 2019 Young Professional of the Year

Designer Dedicated to Education and Expansion of Industry  Stuart Weeks may have fallen into the fire sprinkler industry by chance, but it’s no accident that he’s excelled here. Stuart Weeks, the 39-year-old design manager at American Fire Protection Inc. in Greenville, South Carolina and president of the South Carolina Fire Sprinkler Association (SCFSA), has a …

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