Industry News 11/13

HONEYWELL SAFETY PRODUCTS has donated more than $50,000 in respiratory and protective safety gear to the City of High River, Alberta, to aid first responders, town workers and volunteers assisting in the cleanup and rebuilding efforts in areas devastated...


HONEYWELL SAFETY PRODUCTS has donated more than $50,000 in respiratory and protective safety gear to the City of High River, Alberta, to aid first responders, town workers and volunteers assisting in the cleanup and rebuilding efforts in areas devastated by recent heavy rains and flooding.

Southern Alberta experienced extreme flooding following June’s torrential rains that forced the Elbow, Bow, Highwood and South Saskatchewan rivers over their banks. The City of High River, designated a provincial disaster area, was hard-hit by the flooding and was under a local state of emergency. Honeywell consulted with local Emergency Management Agency representatives and donated protective footwear, gloves, breathing masks and Uvex protective eyewear.

The Honeywell Humanitarian Relief Fund (HHRF) was deployed to support employees affected by the flooding. Support included cash assistance for food, clothing and shelter.

 

SCOTT SAFETY has developed a microsite, www.scott2013firefighter.com, to provide updates about the new 2013 editions of two National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards: NFPA 1981, Standard on Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) for Emergency Services; and NFPA 1982 Standard on Personal Alert Safety Systems (PASS). The new standards are to be implemented this year. The Scott microsite features information about the impact of these standards on fire department operations; updates on approval timing, including a summary of the recent Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA); and a preview of new Scott products designed to meet or exceed the new standards.

 

KME and dealer HAWAII SPECIALTY VEHICLES has received an order for five custom pumpers and a 100-foot tractor-drawn aerial from the City and County of Honolulu, HI. The pumper chassis will be a KME Predator Severe Service with seating for five, EMS cab compartment, 500-hp engine and brake retarder. The pumpers include a 2,000-gpm pump, 750-gallon water tank, 40-gallon foam tank and Waterous Eclipse CAFS. The aerial is also on a Severe Service chassis and features a 101-foot ladder with waterway.

KME and Hawaii Specialty Vehicles also have been awarded a contract by the County of Hawai`i for two custom pumpers. The units will be built on KME Predator Severe Service chassis with seating for five and feature a 500-hp engine, 1,500-gpm pump, 1,000-gallon water tank, dual 25-gallon foam tanks, Class A&B foam system and a 158-inch aluminum full-height/split-depth body.

 

R•O•M CORP. and SPECIALTY MANUFACTURING (SMI) are combining under new ownership with The Sterling Group of Houston, TX. Both companies are suppliers of specialty-vehicle safety components. The Sterling Group is focused on operational excellence and will help R•O•M and SMI continue to improve their organizations, providing better service and products to their customers. Sterling plans to continue the efforts and successes both companies experienced while operating as portfolio companies of Century Park Capital Partners. The combination of R•O•M and SMI gives the new organization increased size and resources.

“R•O•M and SMI offered a powerful combination of market-leading businesses that consistently and reliably provided safety-related equipment to fleets in their respective industries for a collective 88 years,” said Gary Rosenthal, partner at Sterling. “The combination of these two businesses allows us to draw on the strengths of the two legacy organizations. Sterling will work closely with management to further improve operations and take advantage of numerous strategic and acquisition-related opportunities.”

Jeff Hupke, newly appointed president of the combined company, said, “We are pleased to partner with Sterling to bring our companies together. We look forward to deepening our product offerings and expanding our ability to serve our customers.”

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