News archive: 2013

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WSFP acquires Advanced Fire Protection

December 02, 2013 - The team at Western States Fire Protection (WSFP), a subsidiary of APi Group, is pleased to welcome Advanced Fire Protection to the WSFP and APi Group family. The deal closed on December 1. Advanced Fire is a fire suppression company based in Oklahoma City that specializes in military work. "The acquisition is a tremendous opportunity for Western States," said Joe DePriest, vice president of WSFP. "This new relationship will provide us with the opportunity to expand our reach within the fire protection industry and market share within Oklahoma City and the surrounding area."​ Advanced Fire, a subcontracting company in the business for…

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West River Community Center Expansion

October 17, 2013 - LeJeune Steel Co. continues to participate in the North Dakota boom as it constructs and fabricates 266 tons of steel for the West River Community Center in Dickinson, N.D.

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The Maxwell

October 17, 2013 - LeJeune Steel and Wisconsin Structural Steel partner with Power Construction to provide and erect the structural steel for the new Maxwell Retail Center on the South Loop's Roosevelt Road in Chicago.

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Meijer Distribution Center 871 & 872

October 17, 2013 - LeJeune Steel Co. has taken part in constructing the Meijer Distribution Center in Pleasant Prairie, Wis.

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SAFE leaders with RFSC accreditation.

Two APi Subsidiaries Achieve First Sprinkler Contractor Accreditation

September 26, 2013 - The Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) awarded three companies that successfully completed the beta test of the Residential Fire Sprinkler Contractor Accreditation. Two of the companies are part of the APi Group Inc. family.

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In-Focus O'Hare Taxiway

August 21, 2013 - USAFP completes challenging tunnel project at Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

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Safety Matters

August 21, 2013 - USAFP reaches one-million work hours without a lost-time incident.

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A Shared Passion

August 21, 2013 - Fisher Brothers Properties selects Island Fire Sprinkler for inspection and service. Island Fire selects Fisher Brothers as a client for the shared passion of supporting U.S. veterans.

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Delta Fire Systems acquires 3-D Fire Protection

August 08, 2013 - APi Group Inc. and Delta Fire Systems are pleased to welcome 3-D Fire Protection Inc. to the APi family of companies. The deal closed August 4.

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USAFP acquires Dynamic Fire Protection

August 08, 2013 - APi Group and United States Alliance Fire Protection welcomes Dynamic Fire Protection of Plainfield, Ill. The deal closed August 1.

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Enhanced fire safety for New Loop residential project

May 20, 2013 - In 2014, an environmentally friendly 42-story apartment building will open its doors at 73 E. Lake St. in Chicago. The state-of-the-art building, Summit on the Lake, will boast an indoor pool, fitness center, yoga/Pilates studio, business center, cyber cafe, theater and spa with a waterfall.United States Alliance Fire Protection will install the fire sprinkler system for the 332-unit apartment building. This will include multi-zoned sprinkler systems throughout the building's 530,000 square feet, two standpipes, two fire pump zones and dry pipe automatic fire sprinkler systems protecting the 178-space parking garage.Aaron Hoffberg, a USAFP project manager and LEED AP, is overseeing…

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Flowers in bloom? Time for dry system testing and service

May 20, 2013 - Dry fire sprinkler systems provide an alternative to traditional wet pipe sprinkler systems for unheated areas subject to frozen pipe damage. But dry pipe systems require a special level of care, said Mark Agostinho, the Inspection Supervisor of United States Alliance Fire Protection."As important as it is to have consistent, annual testing for a standard wet pipe sprinkler system, the time of year is not necessarily a factor," said Agostinho. "However, with dry pipe systems, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends testing in the spring so as not to introduce water in the system during the winter where freezing…

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Fire extinguishers: Four tips to keep your family safe this spring

May 20, 2013 - When it comes to home safety, fire extinguishers are your first line of defense, but only when they're installed correctly and used properly. Spring is the perfect time of year to make sure you know how your home’s fire extinguishers work, where they should be located and what type you should install.Here are four tips to keep in mind around your home:1. Location, location, location. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends installing fire extinguishers near the exits of your home. NFPA also emphasizes that fire extinguishers should only be use when:The fire is confined to a small areaEveryone…

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Davis-Ulmer wins big in Vegas

February 21, 2013 - In addition to earning two steller awards, Davis-Ulmer walks away with $55,000.

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Grunau Orlando branch spotlight

February 08, 2013 - With a reputation for creativity in a city famous for bringing imagination to life, the Grunau Co. Orlando branch provides some of the most stylized fire suppression systems ever designed.

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Jamar reaches 100-year milestone

February 05, 2013 - Established in 1913, The Jamar Company shares a rich history and looks forward to the next 100 years.

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LeJeune ready to construct new North Park Science Building

January 22, 2013 - LeJeune teams up with WB Olson to help construct the new Science and Community Life Center at North Park University in Chicago.

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