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Industry lawyer draws lessons from $60M verdict

Penn. court finds Grinnell partially liable for documents destroyed in '97 warehouse blaze
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11/01/2005

PHILADELPHIA--The long-term effects remain to be seen, but according to an industry attorney, a recent verdict on the Grinnell-Mobil/First Union fire sprinkler case highlights some red flags for contractors.
In late August, the Pennsylvania Superior Court upheld a verdict that found Grinnell Fire Protection, now known as SimplexGrinnell, partially liable for a 1997 warehouse fire that destroyed documents belonging to Mobil Oil Corp.

Low turnout hampers Arizona installers' cause

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10/01/2005

GOODYEAR, Ariz.--Low overall voter turnout and a successful get-out-the-vote effort by the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona accounted for the September defeat of fire sprinkler referendums in the cities of Goodyear and Avondale, said city officials.

Experts say: "U.S. sprinkler mandate by 2007"

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10/01/2005

QUINCY, Mass.--Fire protection officials believe a recently approved fire sprinkler model code is further evidence that fire sprinklers will soon be required in all nursing homes.

Advantage gets a leg up

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10/01/2005

HOUSTON--Feeling the company was helping the competition to expand by helping with jobs rather than getting their own, Advantage Interests Inc. diversified its offerings two years ago.

SimplexGrinnell opens visitor center

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SSN Staff  - 
10/01/2005

WESTMINSTER, Mass.--SimplexGrinnell, a business unit of Tyco Fire & Security, opened a worldwide visitor center here in August.

Sprinkler referendums narrowly defeated

Disappointed but determined: Arizona installers, fire and city officials assess the vote
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10/01/2005

GOODYEAR, Ariz.-- Two days after suffering an electoral defeat, proponents of a fire sprinkler mandate were circling the wagons and talking about how to pass a similar measure in the future.

Siemens passes test

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SSN Staff  - 
10/01/2005

FLORHAM PARK, N.J.

McNabb answers call

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SSN Staff  - 
10/01/2005

QUINCY, Mass.--The National Fire Protection Association appointed Nancy McNabb as its new director of government affairs, based in Washington, D.

NYC OKs DMP panels

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SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2005

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--Fire control panels manufactured by Digital Monitoring Products are the first network communication alarms to receive approval to be used as a secondary, or back-up, communications channels for fire system central station monitoring in New York City, the company announced last month.

Sprinkler ordinances gain momentum in Ill.

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09/01/2005

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill.--Fire sprinkler ordinances have big momentum in Northern Illinois.

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