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Mass notification goes mainstream

Recent interest spurred by factors such as codes and extreme weather
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02/06/2012

YARMOUTH, Maine—Military installations and college campuses are the two verticals best known for having mass notification systems. However, as that facet of the industry develops and grows, mass notification increasingly is in demand by a more diverse market that includes everything from an ice cream plant to K-12 schools, according to industry experts.

Great Lakes Building Systems has banner year

N.Y. company says variety of factors led to 30 percent growth in 2011
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01/18/2012

BUFFALO, N.Y.—Great Lakes Building Systems saw revenues increase by about 30 percent in 2011 over 2010, added five employees and is planning to open a third office this year, company president John Wojdan told Security Systems News.

ECS = ‘A brand new industry’

Demand has grown for emergency communication systems since 9/11, panel of experts says
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09/08/2011

NORTHFORD, Conn.—Before Sept. 11, 2001, few people saw the need for a comprehensive emergency communications system, according to Peter Ebersold, marketing director for Notifier by Honeywell.

Heeding trend pays dividends for Great Lakes

Company says lesson is: Be prepared to integrate fire and mass notification
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02/03/2011

BUFFALO, N.Y.—Being ahead of the mass notification curve  has paid off for Great Lakes Building Systems, helping it win contracts worth about $850,000, according to company president John Wojdan.