News archive: 2007

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Jamar works one year without a lost-time injury

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Harrah's Resort Atlantic City

APi Group welcomes Rich Fire Protection

November 30, 2007 - Within three months, the Rich Fire saw immediate results.

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Derrick Shuttleworth, Mike Godara, Dennis Weber, Gerry Landmesser and Rock Marcone receive Notifier Awards during Notifier Annual Distributor Conference

Triple success

November 27, 2007 - Vipond Systems Group Mississauga and Vipond Systems Group Winnipeg both were presented with the Diamond Distributor Award of Excellence - in recognition of Outstanding Service and Sales Achieved During the Year. The award was presented during Notifier's annual Distributor Conference in Tucson Arizona on October 16, 2007.The award stated: Your commitment has been a direct contribution to Notifier's Growth and Our Mutual Success.Vipond Systems Group, Mississauga Branch also received the Million Dollar Sales Award for purchasing Notifier Products in excess of $1 million.Vipond Systems Group is the number one Notifier Distributor in Canada purchasing $5 million worth of Notifier…

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APi Construction will complete similar work as shown on this SCR at the Iatan Station Unit #1

APi Construction secures Alstom contract at KCP&L Iatan Station

November 19, 2007 - APi Construction Company was recently awarded a large contract from Alstom to perform work at Kansas City Power & Light's Iatan Station near Kansas City, Missouri. The work includes installing the Insulation & Lagging over the advanced emission control equipment that cleans the flue gas emitted by the 750-MW coal fired boilers. The contract includes the supply and installation of approximately 485,000 square feet of insulation & lagging on the Unit #1 Selective Catalytic Reducer (SCR), Units #1 & 2 Alstom Fabric Filters, Induced Draft Fans, and the associated ductwork."We're excited for another opportunity to work…

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IFP's Headquarters - Madison, Alabama

APi Group welcomes International Fire Protection, Inc.

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UIC Catwalk

Synergy in action

September 07, 2007 - LeJeune Steel and Grunau Metals, a division of Grunau Company, teamed up to work on the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) South Campus Development project. LeJeune detailed and fabricated the catwalk, Grunau detailed and fabricated the handrail for the catwalkWhat made this catwalk system complex was the owner's requirement to not have any visible electrical conduit or wire ways. The catwalk was designed, detailed, and fabricated as a trough allowing wire to be pulled continuously from one end to the other without interruption. The continuity of the trough required ramps to be incorporated into the design at…

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GREENGUARD

Anco products are GREENGUARD certified

August 29, 2007 - ANCO Products, Inc. has received its certification in GREENGUARD as well as the more comprehensive GREENGUARD Children & Schools™ certification for low-emitting interior products and building materials. These certifications ensure that the use of Anco's TextraFINE® Building Insulation and their Flexible Air Duct products will help building projects meet green building standards as set by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. ANCO's TextraFINE® Building Insulation is made from 85% recycled content, keeping several millions of pounds of glass waste products out of landfills annually. ANCO Products, Inc. is dedicated to indoor air…

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APi Group welcomes Mike Shands

August 21, 2007 - Mike Shands, his wife, Lisa, and daughter, Hannah, recently arrived to APi Group from West Point, NY where he served as the Policy and Regulations Advisor to the Corps Commandant and Brigade Commander. Mike retired from the Army after 23 years of active service.Mike will serve as APi Group's Director of Training and Development. His immediate responsibilities include management of APi's Leadership Development Program, Warrior Program and Group-wide leadership and training initiatives.Some of Mike's accomplishments include: * A tour of duty in Afghanistan where he was instrumental in the creation of the Afghan Army's Military Academy …

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Mark Leroux Accepting the Safety Award

Viking once again sets the standard in safety

August 15, 2007 - The Duluth office of Viking Automatic Sprinkler won the 2006 Jeff Jensen Memorial Construction Safety Excellence Award. The award is given out on an annual basis for safety performance and is sponsored by the Associated General Contractors of Minnesota and the Duluth Builders Exchange.Viking was presented this award based on their 2006 safety performance, which was a standout performance consisting of zero recordable injuries. Viking was able to achieve these results through skilled employees with a dedication to safety. Viking's vision is to "Set the Standard" in their industry and understands that it starts with safety…

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Rolling Road Portion of the Wind Tunnel

Grunau selected to help construct a wind tunnel to test race cars

July 24, 2007 - Jacobs Technology announced they received a contract from Wind Shear Inc., to design and construct the first motorsports 180 mph wind tunnel, consisting of a rolling road to test full-scale NASCAR race cars. The $40 million wind tunnel will be constructed in Concord, N.C.Grunau Metals has been selected to be on Jacobs technical team to build the wind tunnel by detailing, fabricating and installing internal steel components. Having had several successful projects with Jacobs in the past, Grunau Metals will continue to build on this ongoing relationship for future successes. This is the first 180 mph rolling-road wind…

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APi Group welcomes Tessier's Inc.

July 06, 2007 - Tessier's, Inc., the newest member of the APi family, has been dedicated to building long-term customer relationships for nearly 90 years. Headquartered in Mitchell, South Dakota, Tessier's employs over 200 people and has additional locations in Omaha Nebraska, Rochester, Minnesota, Rapid City and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.Their commitment to their customers sets them apart from their competition. "Listen to what the customer says. Give them what they need, and always remember.. the sale is only first step in a lifelong relationship with that customer."Tessier's team of skilled professionals services, installs and designs mechanical systems, including plumbing, heating, air-conditioning and temperature…

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Lisa Donabauer and Mark Hillesheim

Twin City Garage Door wins the Trillium Award

June 18, 2007 - Twin City Garage Door won the Trillium Award from the Builder's Association of the Twin Cities for excellence in building. Trillium awards recognize the partnership between the builder and associate members for design and construction quality of new homes on display in the Parade of Homes Spring Preview. The awards were presented to 31 builders and 63 of their vendors and suppliers at an awards banquet held May 17 at The Depot in downtown Minneapolis.Judging was done by professionals in the home building industry in four basic categories: Best Exterior, Best Interior, Best Kitchen and Best Bath. The four overall…

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Lisa Donabauer and Mark Hillesheim

Grunau opens branch office in Ft. Myers, Florida

June 11, 2007 - On June 1, 2007 Grunau Company opened a new fire protection branch office in Ft. Myers, FL. George Nicola, who has been part of the Grunau team since February 12, 2007, will run this office. George has 20+ years of experience in the fire protection business, many of them at Davis-Ulmer Sprinkler Company in Buffalo, NY. Davis-Ulmer is part of the APi family.The market in southwest Florida has been exceptional and Grunau expects that to continue for some time. In keeping with their strategy, Grunau will focus on negotiated, relationship-based projects, and will leverage their Orlando…

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Lisa Donabauer and Mark Hillesheim

Grunau will install plumbing, HVAC systems for Aurora Health Care

June 01, 2007 - Grunau recently became part of a team that will be building a new 800,000 sf. hospital campus for Aurora Health Care Medical Center in Summit, Wisconsin. Their work includes plumbing and HVAC, and is done under a design/assist arrangement with Aurora Health Care, Mortenson, and Hammes Company.Aurora is a long time customer of Grunau and this project represents a great opportunity to leverage their relationship and take it to a new level. Grunau's team is led by Ron Kwiatkowski as Project Manager, along with Jessica Rauch and Don Czajka as Assistant Project Managers. Construction has already started…

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APi Construction will complete similar work on the SDAs and baghouse

APi Construction secures B&W contract

May 23, 2007 - APi Construction Company was recently awarded two large contracts from The Babcock & Wilcox Construction Company for work to be performed on the Comanche Generating Station Units #1-3 in Pueblo, Colorado. The work includes installing the insulation, lagging, and architectural siding over the advanced emission control equipment that cleans the air from the coal fired boilers to the stacks. One contract includes the supply and installation of approximately 433,000 square feet of APICC Type I insulation Panels on seven Babcock & Wilcox Spray Dry Absorbers (SDA), two Babcock & Wilcox fabric filter dust collectors (FFDC)…

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Andy McCleery

APi Group welcomes Andy McCleery as general manager of Anco

May 08, 2007 - Andy McCleery and his family recently came to APi from Washington D.C. where he served with the Army's "Old Guard" at Arlington National Cemetery. Andy was responsible for planning numerous high-level ceremonies and special events while assigned at The Old Guard to include security for the State of the Union Address.Andy started at APi Group in the Leader Development Program in October of 2006. In March of this year he was selected as the General Manager of Anco Products, Inc in Elkhart, IN.Both Andy and his wife, Heather, are graduates of the United States Military Academy at West…

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LeJeune provides recycled steel for the Beloit College addition

April 26, 2007 - LeJeune Steel is delighted to once again partner with J.H. Findorff & Sons Construction for a new 106,000 square foot addition to Beloit College located in Beloit, Wisconsin. The Center for the Sciences project, will house interdisciplinary studies such as neuroscience and behavior, microbiology and molecular genetics, and environmental studies at Beloit College.The facility will maximize sustainable construction techniques and be built to meet LEED certification standards. LeJeune will have a significant function in obtaining the certification by, providing over 950 tons of recycled steel for the project. The four story, steel braced structure will deliver in June and July.Leadership…

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Industrial Fabricators, Jamar win the X-Cup award

April 23, 2007 - Industrial Fabricators and Jamar Co.recently picked up the 1st Annual X-Cup awards from the risk management department of APi Group, Inc. The awards were given to recognize each company's "Excellence in Loss Prevention and Risk Management" efforts in 2006. The criteria utilized for the selection of these awards included each Company's performance with respect to risk management goals & objectives established by APi Group. The categories that were evaluated included, but were not limited to:An entity EMR < the Corporate EMR of .74An OSHA Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) < 3.0An OSHA Frequency Rate (FR) of 0.0A Total Incurred Loss…

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Bob Nelson

APi Group welcomes Lloyd Bushong

April 19, 2007 - Lloyd Bushong and his wife Diana are new arrivals to the Bismarck, ND area, moving there from Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Lloyd has accepted the position of president and CEO of Industrial Contractors, Inc. (ICI) taking over the reins from Bob Nelson. Lloyd has two married sons Cory (Kristine) Bushong, Beau (Shannon) Bushong and two Grandsons Nicholas and Christopher.Lloyd has spent his entire career in the construction industry serving in several leadership positions, including most of the last 13 years with different APi Group Companies. His most recent position in the APi Group family before moving to ICI, was as a…

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Western States Fire Protection Co. to install fire systems at the Winspear

April 09, 2007 - Western States Fire Protection Co.'s Dallas team will design and install the fire protection systems for the Winspear Opera House located in Dallas, Texas. Systems include standpipes, wet, dry, and preaction fire sprinkler systems with 2,543 sprinkler heads along with special noise and vibration requirements for the installation of piping. Western States Fire Protection Co. staff worked two years to obtain this contract.The Winspear Opera House will be part of the new Dallas Center for the Performing Arts located in downtown Dallas. This center is the largest cultural initiative in the history of Dallas and the southwest with a fund…

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800 gallon AFFF atmospheric storage tank.

Davis-Ulmer installs foam systems at a helicopter hangar

March 28, 2007 - Davis-Ulmer Sprinkler Co. installed 12 AFFF (low expansion foam) fire protection sprinkler systems for the new 152,000 sq. ft Blackhawk & Chinook helicopter maintenance hangar at Fort Drum, New York.This hangar was a design build project and Davis-Ulmer was part of the design team that was responsible for creation of project drawings and design specifications. In addition to the automatic sprinkler system, Davis-Ulmer also provided design, devices, and programming for the building heat detection & fire alarm systems.The 12 hangar roof systems are supplied by this 800 gallon AFFF atmospheric storage tank. The AFFF concentrate is injected into the system…

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800 gallon AFFF atmospheric storage tank.

Vipond Fire Protection installs Vehicle Suppression Systems

March 06, 2007 - Vipond Fire Protection installed Kidde Vehicle Suppression systems for the Elk Valley Coal Corporation located near Sparwood and Elkford in southeastern British Columbia.Elk Valley Coal is the Northern Hemisphere's leading producer of metallurgical hard coking coal for the global steel industry. Responsible for about one sixth of the global seaborne market supply, Elk Valley Coal is the second-largest supplier of its product in the world.Elk Valley Coal operates six open pit mines in western Canada; Coal Mountain, Fording River, Greenhills, Elkview, Line Creek and Cardinal River. Five mines are located in southeastern British Columbia and one in west-central Alberta, and…

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Western States Fire Protection Co. installs Fire Sprinkler Systems for Microsoft

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APi Group Companies are proud to be associated

January 11, 2007 - APi Group Companies; LeJeune Steel, Twin City Garage Door Company, Doody Mechanical and Viking Automatic Sprinkler Company are all proud to be associated with the Twin Cities Cristo Rey model Jesuit High School / Colin Powell Center. The $30 million dollar project is a unique collaboration in the Minneapolis Phillips neighborhood between Urban Ventures, the Twin Cities Jesuit High School Project, Ryan Companies and APi Group, Inc. The building consists of a large gymnasium with four basketball courts, four floors of classrooms, cafeteria and auditorium spaces, and a spacious entry vestibule providing sunlight throughout the building. Radiant floor heating is…

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