That’s hot: SimplexGrinnell receives two multi-million dollar contracts

Company to install and service systems for Hilton Hotels and Smithsonian
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Friday, April 1, 2005

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Fire and life safety integrator SimplexGrinnell increased its presence in the private and public sector in February, through the win of two multi-million dollar fire alarm contracts with Hilton Hotels Corp. and the Smithsonian Institution.

SimplexGrinnell, a business unit of Tyco Fire & Security, provides fire alarm, fire sprinkler, fire suppression, integrated security and healthcare communications systems and services.

“These are significant sales wins for SimplexGrinnell, and keeping with our goal of being a premier service provider,” said Chris Woodcock, director of marketing and communications at the company.

Full terms of both contracts, including duration and the dollar amount, were not disclosed by the company.

As a result of the deal, SimplexGrinnell will design and install the Simplex 4100U fire detection and alarm platform at five Hilton properties on the East Coast of the United States. The distributed network system, which is manufactured by Tyco, can support up to 392,000 addressable analog points.

With the Hilton win, SimplexGrinnell will retrofit or upgrade existing fire alarm systems at the hotel chain’s properties in Boston, New York, northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. In New York, the company will work on the well known Waldorf-Astoria.

For the Smithsonian Institution, SimplexGrinnell will test and inspect fire alarm and fire sprinkler systems at museums, office buildings and warehouses in the Washington, D.C. area.

“We won this business through an RFP (request for proposal) contract,” according to Woodcock.

The deal requires approximately 12 SimplexGrinnell employees that have been certified in National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies to be located on site during the term of the contract.

The Smithsonian operates 49 facilities and 150 buildings in the Washington, D.C. area.