Member Monday: Xerxes by Shawcor Provides Fire Protection Water Storage

NFSA staff had the opportunity to sit down with Mike Sloan, Dennis Pardy, and Ann Ryan of the Shawcor Composite Systems sales and marketing departments. The NFSA and Xerxes by Shawcor team discussed the history of Xerxes tanks, services, and role within the fire protection industry as a water storage tank manufacturer.

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A Message from the President: 2021 Trip to the International Builders Show

“The widespread acceptance of the fire sprinkler concept” is being accomplished in many ways, but especially during our attendance at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 2022 International Builders Show (IBS). We observed a higher level of acceptance this year than anyone recalled from our last show in 2020. For example, the booth was filled with builders and general contractors seeking fire sprinkler contractors from North Carolina, Ohio, Florida, Maryland, Puerto Rico, Washington, and everywhere in between. The positive steps that have been made in the last 20+ years are tremendous, and we are, as NFSA Past Chair Larry Thau would say, “changing adversaries to allies.”

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Member Monday: TLX Technologies Pushes the Bounds as a Fire Protection Supplier

Michael Wilson of The National Fire Sprinkler Association team had the privilege of sitting down with Jason Busalacchi, business unit manager, of TLX Technologies. TLX Technologies is a Supplier and Manufacturer Member (SAM) with the National Fire Sprinkler Association and covers a wide variety of fire protection products and services.

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Member Monday: ARGCO, a Premier Fire Sprinkler Supplier

Recently, the NFSA staff met with Jim Stoddard, the president of the Allied Rubber & Gasket Company (ARGCO). Jim and the NFSA team discussed the company’s history, services, and role within the National Fire Sprinkler Association as a fire sprinkler supplier and manufacturer. 

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