Fire Research Corporation (FRC) Acquires FoamPro

Fire Research Corporation is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of FoamPro.


NESCONSET, NY / NEW BRIGHTON, MN (December 11, 2013) – Fire Research Corporation (FRC), a Safe Fleet company, is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of FoamPro of New Brighton, MN - a business unit of Pentair Ltd.

FRC President Toh Meng and FoamPro Sales Manager Mike Dupay announced the news to employees at both locations today.

“The FoamPro acquisition will enhance FRC’s product leadership in the emergency market and leverage our strengths in engineering, electronics, and sales to provide better products and enhanced service to fire departments worldwide,” Meng said.

FRC has purchased all FoamPro products and accessories and intends to move manufacturing to its facility in Nesconset, NY.

Many of the FoamPro employees are expected to make the transition. This includes the sales manager, customer service/technical support team and regional managers. In addition, FRC intends to retain FoamPro’s worldwide network of independent representation.

“Customers will still be able to interact with the same FoamPro personnel they have worked with for years. Our primary goal is to ensure customer satisfaction and make this as smooth a  transition as possible,” Meng said.

“Existing FoamPro lead and delivery times, terms, discounts, and pricing will be maintained through the transition,” said Dupay. “The FoamPro brand will also remain unchanged.”

The FoamPro acquisition is the first for the newly created Safe Fleet which was formed in September when ROM Corporation and SMI Corporation merged. Within the fire and EMS markets Safe Fleet most notably owns: ROM, FRC and the Bustin brands.

“The corporate vision of Safe Fleet is to provide safety solutions for fleet vehicles of all types,” said Jeff Hupke, President of Safe Fleet. “By adding FoamPro to the portfolio, we greatly enhance the number of product solutions a fire department can choose from.”

Financial terms of the purchase are not being disclosed.

About Fire Research Corporation
FRC, founded in 1968 and headquartered in Nesconset, NY, develops, manufactures and markets a full portfolio of fire safety equipment including foam proportioning systems, pressure governors and controls, instrument displays, LED and halogen scene lighting, and fire station accessories. The company’s paddlewheel flow sensor technology is the most widely adopted in the fire industry. For more information on FRC please visit www.fireresearch.com.

About Safe Fleet
Headquartered in Belton, MO, Safe Fleet is the leading provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles. Safe Fleet manufactures products that enhance the safety and productivity of a variety of fleets including emergency vehicles, refrigerated trucks and trailers, utility vehicles, and school and transit bus fleets. Safe Fleet is a market leader in the majority of its end markets, helping its customers improve the safety and efficiency of their fleets, their operators, passengers and pedestrians. The Safe Fleet family of brands includes ROM, Bustin, Prime Design, FRC, Specialty Manufacturing (SMI), SpecFlor, Pretoria, Transpec and FoamPro.