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Slow but Steady Growth

Review and Forecast for the Fire Sprinkler Industry As everyone is settling into the New Year, professionals in the fire sprinkler industry are reflecting on 2018 and looking for predictions on 2019. With overall construction growth slowing down over the last few years, 2019 looks to follow the same pattern. …

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Making a Difference in the Community

AFSA Virginia Chapter HelpsBurn Survivors Fire is one of the most devastating tragedies a family can endure. The loss of one’s home, property, and treasured memories is shattering, but losing a loved one or having a loved one sustain injuries changes everyone’s life forever. According to the American Burn Association …

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How We “Close the Deal”

Contractors Share Advice, Strategies To build your business you need to continually “close the deal.” What are some tried and proven ways to do that? Sprinkler Age surveyed contractors around the country to learn their best practices when dealing with customers and winning projects. There is an old saying in …

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Honoring Les and Diane Woods’ Public Education Efforts

Couple Receives Fire Sprinklers Save Lives Award Les and Diane Woods have helped thousands of people understand the effectiveness of fire sprinkler technology through their dramatic and very effective side-by-side burn demonstrations. Les is a past president of the South Carolina Fire and Life Safety Education Association and Diane is …

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Seismic Requirements for Vertical Pipes

It’s Not Just About Four-Way Braces When you think about seismic bracing for vertical sprinkler systems, your thoughts probably go straight to four-way bracing for risers. But there are several additional requirements that may come into play under the hanging and bracing requirements in NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation …

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