Tyco opens fire tech center
MARINETTE, Wisc.--The grand opening of a new 10,600-square-foot Tyco Fire Technology Center takes place here today.
Marinette is the hometown of fire extinguisher systems manufacturer Ansul. The company, which has been a division of Tyco Fire and Security since 1990, is a descendent of Ansul Chemical Company, which was founded here in 1915.
The new center represents a $4 million investment in the Marinette operation for continued growth of the Ansul business, Tyco officials said.
The facility will house instructional classrooms for technical products and technology education, a conference and product display room, a live burn room and a 27-acre campus set up for various industrial-type burning/fire suppression demonstrations. It will be a resource for sales, technical, marketing personnel and end users as well.
For more on this story, including an interview with David Pelton, director of global marketing for Tyco, see the November issue of Security Systems News.