News archive: 2009

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Gillette Children's Hospital Expansion

December 28, 2009 - LeJeune will fabricate 400 tons of structural steel for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Gillette Children's Hospital in St. Paul, Minn.

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LeJeune completes phase I of Kishwaukee Cancer Center

December 28, 2009 - The completion of this first phase allows LeJeune to prepare for the 21,000 square-foot addition. The fast-pace project is on schedule to meet its grand opening in 2010.

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Anco launches garage insulation kits

December 09, 2009 - Anco Products joins with local businesses to develop the world's only R-9 eco-friendly Garage Door Insulation Kit™.

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Doody earns Carleton College contract

December 08, 2009 - Doody Mechanical was awarded the mechanical construction contract for the Carleton College Arts Union Building at their Northfield, Minn., campus.

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LeJeune's latest healthcare project

December 08, 2009 - The next healthcare project for LeJeune Steel is the Lake Forest Hospital's Ambulatory Surgery Treatment Center in Grayslake, Ill.

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APi Group welcomes Island Fire Sprinkler

November 18, 2009 - Headquartered in New York City, Island Fire Sprinkler is a full-service sprinkler contractor specializing the high-rise markets.

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APi Group Chairman named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009 winner in the Real Estate, Hospitality and Construction category.

Anderson wins national Entrepreneur Of The Year award

November 16, 2009 - 'All I have thought about since the presentation was the honor of being part of the APi Group family.' — Lee Anderson Sr.

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Zero injury safety awards

November 13, 2009 - APi Construction Co. wins three Zero Injury Safety awards from the National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee (NMAPC).

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Solid Gold

October 29, 2009 - Grunau's remodeled headquarters earns LEED Gold certification.

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2009 Notifier Annual Distributor Conference - Tucson, Ariz.

Vipond wins International Distributor of the Year

October 22, 2009 - Vipond System Group helps grow Notifier from thousands to millions.

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APi Group introduces APi CAD Services

October 21, 2009 - Oct. 21, 2009 - APi Group Inc. launched APi CAD Services as a division of APi Facilities Management. The development was finalized Sept. 1, when Premier CAD Services, LLC. was acquired and restructured as a dba.APi CAD Services will grow APi Group's initiatives in Building Information Modeling (BIM) and advance the industry's BIM movement through successful interdependent relationships with like-minded A&E firms, general contractors, construction managers, and mechanical, electrical and plumbing contractors. By using state-of-the-art CAD systems and BIM, the company will deliver coordinated and functional 3D blueprints to companies within the specialty construction industry. Brad G. Moore was selected…

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Sprinklers save lives

October 13, 2009 - One woman's story on how residential fire sprinklers installed by Western States Fire Protection Co. saved her home and her life.

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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Season Premier

September 25, 2009 - The Jamar Company will feature on the ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition at 6:00 p.m. CST, Sunday, Sept. 27.

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Building a community

September 18, 2009 - APi Group sponsors Habitat for Humanity Build Week with volunteers from its local companies.

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APi Group headquarters - New Brighton, Minn.

APi earns green building award

September 15, 2009 - Out of more than 2,500 nominated projects, APi Group Inc. wins a Green Building of America Award and will feature in the Real Estate and Construction Review–Midwest Green Success Stories edition.

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East River Plaza project

September 15, 2009 - W&M Sprinkler is performing the installation of the fire sprinkler and standpipe systems on the 500,000–square–feet multilevel project. W&M is a subsidiary of Davis–Ulmer Sprinkler Co.

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Western States Fire Protection Co. LEED Accredited Professional Marinus Both

WSFP employee becomes LEED AP

September 15, 2009 - Operations Manager Marinus Both earned the LEED Accredited Professional credential. WSFP currently has two LEED professionals on staff, with more to come.

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TCF Bank Stadium Opens

September 14, 2009 - LeJeune Steel Co. provided the structural steel for this fast-pace project.

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Building a team of leaders

July 28, 2009 - APi NSG is pleased to announce three individuals to our team of professionals: Mike Hnat, John Wilson, and Bernie Strohl.

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We know safety

July 28, 2009 - Alliance earns the ASA Chicago Safety Award.

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Real Safety

July 22, 2009 - Jamar hit the milestone of one million man-hours worked without a lost-time injury — again.

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Doody Mechanical's LEED Accredited Professional Karl Kotval

Doody's latest LEED AP

July 14, 2009 - Doody Mechanical is pleased to announce Karl Kotval as the company's latest addition to its growing green staff.

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ASA winner United States Fire Protection completed the McCormick Place West expansion, joint venture with Alliance Fire - Chicago, Ill.

USFP wins safety award

June 30, 2009 - USFP received the Association of Subcontractors and Affiliates (ASA Chicago) Safety Award on June 2. USFP President, Chad Huennekens, gives a special thanks to Safety Director Dave Curran and the APi Group Risk Management department.

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Jamar employees earn LEED accreditation

June 29, 2009 - The Jamar Company's Brent Tonner and Chad Stolp have both earned the LEED Accredited Professional credential. Jamar currently has five LEED Accredited Professionals on staff.

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L-R: MN Safety Council Board of Directors, Ron Hanson; Jamar Co. Safety Manager, Greg Olek; Minnesota Governor, Tim Pawlenty

We earn Governor's Safety Awards

June 11, 2009 - The Minnesota Safety Council awarded safety awards to APi Group, APi Electric, The Jamar Co., and Viking Automatic Sprinkler. Pictured L–R: Debbie Witkofsky, Shane Shipman (APi Electric); Kristin Bigham (APi Group); Greg Olek (Jamar Co.); Floyd Cochran (APi Electric).

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APi Group Chairman, Lee R. Anderson Sr. at the University of St. Thomas - St. Paul, Minn.

Entrepreneur of the Year

June 11, 2009 - APi Group Chairman, Lee Anderson, earned the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2009 Award in the master category in the Upper Midwest region.

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The Jamar Co. LEED Accredited Professional Jake Tornquist

Jamar employee becomes a LEED professional

June 04, 2009 - Hired as a project engineer, the Jamar Co.'s Jake Tornquist has earned the LEED Accredited Professional credential. Tornquist is a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota Duluth with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. LEED Professional Accreditation distinguishes building professionals with the knowledge and skills to successfully steward the LEED certification process. LEED Accredited Professionals have demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles and the LEED Rating System. The Green Building Certification Institute, established with the support of the U.S. Green Building Council, handles exam development and delivery of the credentialing program. Since 1913, the…

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NASA White Sands Test Facility - Las Cruces, N.M.

Grunau Metals supports launch safety for NASA

May 19, 2009 - Grunau Metals fabricated ancillary materials and teamed with sister company LeJeune Steel to fabricate the 48–by–40 foot steel structure which created the skeleton and main structural support for the gantry.

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L-R: Mark Udager, Bryan Thayer, Jerry Pederson

APi Construction earns safety award

May 19, 2009 - The National Insulation Association (NIA) announces APi Construction as the winner of the 2008 Theodore H. Brodie Distinguished Safety Award for medium size companies.

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Regions Hospital expansion project - St. Paul, Minn.

Viking embraces challenging project

May 19, 2009 - Viking Automatic Sprinkler Co. is in the midst of a major facility and renovation project at one of the largest employers in St. Paul, Minn., Regions Hospital.

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The Target Field is on schedule for its grand opening in 2010 - Minneapolis

LeJeune provides steel for Target Field

May 19, 2009 - LeJeune Steel puts the finishing touch on the Minnesota Twins' Target Field in Minneapolis.

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Anco Regional Sales Manager Spencer England

Anco honored for employee support

April 14, 2009 - On March 20, Anco Products was awarded the Above and Beyond Award by the Indiana Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a U.S. Department of Defense organization. This prestigious award honors companies that go above and beyond legal requirements in their support of employees called into active military duty by the National Guard or Reserve. Selected from a group of more than 1,000 companies, Anco was nominated for the award by its Regional Sales Manager Spencer England who reported to Iraq for active duty in October 2004. "Anco has been very supportive of my National Guard and Reserve…

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A triple win

March 31, 2009 - APi Systems Group is proud to announce the company earned three awards for its superior performance in 2008. The company was named one of the Protectowire Co.'s "Top Ten" distributors for 2008, received the Diversi-FIRE Award by FENWAL Protection Systems, the Outstanding Performance Award from Gamewell-FCI.Protectowire's "Top Ten" Distributors Award is presented annually to recognize companies with the highest distribution volume."We extend not only our congratulations but also our sincere thanks to you and your staff for your outstanding efforts in the sales and marketing of Protectowire Linear Heat Detection Systems," said Protectowire Executive Vice President and Director of Sales…

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Iatan Power Plant Unit 2 boiler building - Weston, Mo.

APi Construction secures additional work in Missouri

February 19, 2009 - APi Construction Co. recently secured another significant contract with Alstom at the Iatan Power Plant 35 miles up the Missouri River from Kansas City, Mo. APi Construction has worked on-site for the past 13 months, operating under a separate contract to insulate the air quality control systems (AQCS) for both Iatan Units 1 and 2. The most recent contract includes the supply and installation on the new Alstom Unit 2. “We're pleased that Alstom selected API for the second phase of this important project,” said Jerry Pederson, API's vice president of construction. The Unit is a supercritical 850…

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VFP adds sprinklers to $78 MM facilities

February 17, 2009 - The VFP Fire Systems West Chester, Ohio, office is putting the finishing touch on one of the largest new distribution facilities in the Midwest. The Whirlpool Distribution Center, located in Columbus, Ohio, is 1.6 million square feet: large enough to hold 28 football fields.

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