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Fire Systems Installation

Mass notification goes mainstream

February 6, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

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, according to industry experts.In upstate New York, for example, industries ranging from an ice cream-making plant to an aerospace manufacturer have added mass notification systems. In the Midwest, commercial buildings are showing greater...

All Systems, Duane Hannasch, Fire Alarm Control Systems, Great Lakes Building Systems, John Wojdan, Keith Senn, mass notification, NFPA, Scott Lord, Time and Alarm Systems


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Great Lakes Building Systems has banner year

January 18, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

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.“We had a record-breaking year in 2011,” said Wojdan, co-owner of the full-service fire and security company, which is based here and embarking on its 11th year. “There are several reasons why. I like to say that all cylinders are finally clicking...

Great Lakes Building Systems, John Wojdan, Notifier by Honeywell


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ECS = 'A brand new industry'

September 8, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

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. However, he said, that was before first responders at the World Trade Center were not able to communicate well with each other because of such factors as the Twin Towers' structure and the early damage they sustained, and because the buildings' occupants did not receive the emergency information they...

9/11, Bob Farm, Bob Kaczmarek, ECS, Emergency Communications Media Forum, emergency communications system, FireTron Inc., Great Lakes Building Systems, Jack Poole, John Wojdan


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Heeding trend pays dividends for Great Lakes

February 3, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

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. He said that the 10-year-old company, which is based here and is a Notifier Engineered Systems Co. affiliate and a certified Honeywell Commercial Security Systems dealer, realized over the past few years that “the fire guys would be the leaders in mass notification because our systems are extremely...

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