News archive: 2012

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APi Group welcomes 3S

December 17, 2012 - APi Group is pleased welcome 3S Incorporated to the APi family of companies. The deal closed December 7.

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Avoid winter's fire hazards

December 06, 2012 - USAFP offers you five tips to keep you and your guests safe this winter.

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How to prevent fire sprinkler freeze-ups

December 06, 2012 - USAFP brings maintenance tips to customers.

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USAFP finishes what it started at the Tribune Tower

December 06, 2012 - Any opportunity to improve upon the safety of an 87-year-old Chicago landmark is a welcomed one, but it also bears the weight of enormous responsibility.

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Vipond acquires Fire Stop

November 30, 2012 - Canadian-based Fire Stop Enterprises joins Vipond Inc. on November 30.

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Davis-Ulmer's Fire Demonstration

November 09, 2012 - Davis-Ulmer demonstrates the importance of residential fire sprinklers. VIDEO: Watch Davis-Ulmer's fire demonstration.

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APi Group moves up in ENR's Top 600 Specialty Contractors

November 09, 2012 - APi Group ranks #5 on the Engineering News- Record's (ENR) Top 600 Specialty Contractors list. ENR publishes this list each year based upon annual revenues of specialty contractors across the United States.

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St. Cloud Hospital East Addition Project

November 09, 2012 - MMC installed air handling units and high-efficiency air filtration systems for the St. Cloud Hospital East Addition Project.

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APi NSG's Activity Packets for Youth Patients

November 09, 2012 - APi NSG purchased items to include in the activity packets for youth patients at Children's Hospital and Clinics in Minnesota.

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Mayo Clinic's Richard O. Jacobson Building

November 09, 2012 - LeJeune Steel Co. will provide 2,240 tons of fabricated structural steel for Mayo Clinic's Richard O. Jacobson Building in Rochester, Minn.

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APi Group welcomes Jomax

November 09, 2012 - APi Group is pleased welcome Jomax Construction Co. Inc., a mainline pipeline contractor headquartered in Great Bend, Kan. The transaction closed November 2.

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Viking's $1.5 million-contract win

November 09, 2012 - After submitting an extensive, two-volume company qualifications document Viking Automatic Sprinkler Co. was awarded the Target Northern Campus.

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Community Giving

November 02, 2012 - American Fire Protection Group reaches beyond the work done for customers and extends into our communities.

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VIDEO: Davis-Ulmer Sprinkler

September 07, 2012 - Buffalo, N.Y., news station WGRZ features Davis-Ulmer Sprinkler. Watch now!

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Welcome Omlid & Swinney

September 06, 2012 - APi Group and Western States welcomes Omlid & Swinney Fire Protection and Security. The deal closed September 4.

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Top Fire Sprinkler Myths - Part One

August 23, 2012 - At USAFP, we know a thing or two about fire sprinkler systems. Check out this list of the top 10 fire sprinkler myths.

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USAFP Job Finishers Prep Customers for the Future

August 23, 2012 - After successfully installing all fire sprinkler systems, USAFP sends a job finisher to prepare facility managers to properly maintain their new equipment.

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Defend Against Metal-Free Lithium-Ion Battery Fires with Sprinklers

August 23, 2012 - Lithium-ion batteries can combust, melt a laptop or wreak other kinds of havoc when stored improperly. Fortunately, a fire sprinkler system can minimize metal-free lithium-ion battery fire damage.

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J. Koski Capitalizes On Booming North Dakota Market

August 23, 2012 - One year after joining APi Group as a part of the Jamar Company, J. Koski Co. is on track to have its biggest year. The contractor has aggressively moved into the North Dakota oil boom area, around Williston, as a result of its association with APi Group. "We essentially doubled our revenues in 2011, and 2012 is on track to do the same," said President, John Koski. Specializing in land clearing, pipe yard construction/restorations and equipment transportation, J. Koski began by hauling water in the area. The contractor quickly realized there were opportunities in materials and infrastructure. It leased four…

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APi Construction crew wins well-deserved safety award

August 21, 2012 - Painstaking, careful steps wins APi Construction crew a well- deserved safety award.

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Viking, VFP carry the load

August 21, 2012 - Viking and VFP participates in a 27-day, 1,700-mile relay walk for veterans.

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Field technician curbs deadly situation

August 21, 2012 - APi Systems Group Field Technician Kevin Cormier helped avert a potentially deadly situation at a customer's laboratory facility on April 5.

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VFP's successful project

August 03, 2012 - VFP's Troy, Mich., office completes a unique project. On August 3, 2012, VFP concluded its work on the General Motors Schwartz Creek SPO Facility in Schwartz Creek, Mich.

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USAFP celebrates one-year anniversary

June 12, 2012 - Before there was United States Alliance Fire Protection Inc. (USAFP), there were United States Fire Protection (USFP) and Alliance Fire Protection (AFP), two successful companies. This spring marked the one-year anniversary of the USFP and AFP merger, which took place last April."It's been an exciting year," says Chad Huennekens, president of USAFP. "It has been amazing to see the tremendous talent of two great companies come together to form USAFP. We're now able to provide a greater range of specialized expertise for our customers."After USFP opened its doors in 1986, the company grew to become the largest fire protection contractor…

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Dave Curran

Curran takes risk out of the equation

June 12, 2012 - 2011 marked the fourth consecutive year that both companies that now make up United States Alliance Fire Protection (USAFP) earned the prestigious ASA Chicago Safety Award. The review process for this award entails a thorough analysis of a company's performance during the previous three years. By this math, USAFP's safety and loss prevention programs have been at the front of the pack since 2004.That date coincides with the start of Dave Curran's career as USAFP's director of safety and risk management, a job he's held for the past eight years. During that time, Curran has continued to raise the bar…

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Data shows codes, sprinklers protect homes from fire destruction

June 12, 2012 - More and more communities in the Chicago area and across the country are implementing stricter fire safety standards for residential structures, and with good reason: New data shows that residential fire sprinkler systems save lives and minimize the devastating effects fires can have on residents and their property. Residential fire codes and regulations are evolving constantly to accommodate the latest technologies and safety needs. The growth of residential fire codes in the Chicago area started in 1988, says Bill Winzentsen, vice president of the residential division at United States Alliance Fire Protection. That's the year northwest suburban Long Grove became…

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Anco Products announces vice president

April 05, 2012 - LDP graduate, Mike Landes, was appointed the vice president of Anco Products.

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APi Construction supplies scaffolding to Classic

April 05, 2012 - APi Construction supplies scaffolding to Classic Industrial at two of its projects in separate states.

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New Bishops' Central Storehouse

April 05, 2012 - Delta Fire Systems completes work on the new Bishops' Central Storehouse in Salt Lake City.

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Staying safe in non-sprinklered buildings

March 15, 2012 - Chicago building owners spend more money on alternative devices than if they installed fire sprinklers.

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Don't let corrosion sneak up on your sprinkler system

March 15, 2012 - Learn how you can control corrosion.

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Vipond Systems Group earns five awards at the Notifier Conference in Palm Springs, Calif.

Vipond wins five Notifier awards

February 15, 2012 - Notifier presented Vipond Systems Group with five awards at the 2011 Notifier Annual Distributor Conference in Palm Springs, Calif.

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