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National Training Center announces partnership with Lanier Rep Group

November 3, 2023SSN Staff

HOUSTON—Fire protection and low voltage industry training provider National Training Center (NTC) announced it is partnering with independent manufacturer's rep firm Lanier Rep Group (LRG). LRG will be a key component in expanding the National Training Center’s presence nationally with the LRG footprint in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Colorado, New Mexico, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Through...

Lanier Rep Group (LRG), National Training Center (NTC), NICET

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ASG consolidates in South Texas, acquires Laredo Alarms

July 16, 2014Martha Entwistle

BELTSVILLE, Md.—In a deal that boosts its RMR in South Texas to $1.2 million, super-regional ASG Security has acquired Laredo Alarms of Laredo, Texas.“We dominate in this part of Texas,” Joe Nuccio, ASG CEO, told Security Systems News.“We've known Fidel Gonzalez (former owner of Laredo Alarms) for a long, long time. He's run a high quality company for about 29 years. We're fortunate that he considered selling the company to us and today he's with us and will run the Laredo...

ASG Security, Bob Ryan, Fidel Gonzalez, Joe Nuccio, Laredo Alarms, NICET, Physical Security

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NICET training pays off in Wisconsin

April 25, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

WAUNAKEE, Wis.—It pays in this state to have NICET training, according to Carter Rierson, president of Best Defense Security & Fire Protection, based here.“It has opened up some opportunities for us,” said Rierson, who has attained NICET Level IV and who encourages his staff to have the training.A growing number of municipalities in Wisconsin are now requiring NICET certification before companies can submit plans for review, Rierson said. And some job specifications now are stipulating...

Best Defense Security & Fire Protection, Carter Rierson, Honeywell, ISC West, NICET, Security Systems News (SSN)

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Global Fire Systems Design Group launched

November 17, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

OKLAHOMA CITY—Complex new requirements for how fire alarm and mass notification systems are designed, installed and tested, especially for military applications, led a fire and life safety company based here to create a team of experts specializing in such work. Stampsco this month announced the launch of its specialized global Fire Systems Design Group, which had been in the planning phase for about a year. Rodney Stamps, company president and CEO, said the new division will “assist...

Fire Systems Design Group, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, Honeywell, Louis Brinkman, NICET, Rodney Stamps, Stampsco, Unified Facilities Criteria

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Stampsco one of OK City's top 50 companies

September 1, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

OKLAHOMA CITY—Since the start of the economic recession, Stampsco, a fire and life safety company based here, has more than doubled its revenues, nearly tripled its office space, and has twice as many employees, according to company president and CEO Rodney Stamps. Stampsco's rapid growth has led to its recently being selected by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce as one of the top 50 fastest-growing private companies in the metropolitan area in 2011. Business has “just...

NICET, Oklahoma, Rodney Stamps, Stampsco

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Gamewell-FCI: Retrofit Kit saves time, money

June 16, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

NORTH WINDHAM, Conn.—Fire Alarm Specialty Design says that using Gamewell-FCI's new IF600 Retrofit Kit to upgrade a fire alarm panel at a nearby school saved the customer money and the company about six hours of labor. Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell was highlighting the new kit this week at the 2011 NFPA Conference & Expo, held June 12-15 in Boston. The company says it is an easy way to upgrade systems to meet code and also “allows for a cost-effective phase-in of advanced capabilities,”...

2011, Conference, Fire Alarm Specialty Design, Honeywell, IF600 Retrofit Kit, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), NICET, Scott Duplisea

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SSN Newspoll results encourage, surprise

November 10, 2010Tess Nacelewicz

YARMOUTH, Maine—It probably comes as as little surprise that folks who do fire installation as part of their business value training. A recent SSN poll showed that they also think going the extra mile with high-level training, like NICET, is also important. Tom Hammerberg, president and executive director of the Automatic Fire Alarm Association said he found the results encouraging. “It's good to see there are number of people who feel training is important, because it very much is,”...

Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA), Bay Alarm, Fire systems installation, high-level training, NICET, Shane Clary, Tom Hammerberg

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Stanley enhances its On Fire initiative

October 27, 2010Tess Nacelewicz

NAPERVILLE, Ill.—Stanley Convergent Security Solutions this year took its innovative employee fire-training initiative and made it more employee-friendly and cost-effective, company executives told Security Systems News in October. Stanley's On Fire initiative to provide in-house training for its employees in fire alarms and code safety made the news when it began in 2008. This year, enhancements made the program even better, according to Felix Gonzales, VP of strategic initiatives & business...

Felix Gonzales, NICET, On Fire, R. Lance Holloway, Stanley

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