MARINETTE, Wis. – October 4, 2012 – Tyco Fire Protection Products (Tyco), proud producer of the globally recognized ANSUL brand, is hosting a groundbreaking event for local employees and government officials today to kick off a construction project that includes a 50,000 square-foot addition to its ANSUL Tank & Systems Manufacturing (ATSM) facility. The expansion highlights the company’s 100th anniversary in the community and underscores its ongoing commitment to its employees and growth of the business.
“Our Marinette campus is the largest of our global chemical suppression and special hazard operations,” said Colleen Repplier, president, Tyco Fire Protection Products. “We have built a century of manufacturing excellence, innovation and world-class fire protection in this community.”
The ATSM facility expansion will support increased workplace safety through an improved plant layout and new machines. Additionally, the expanded plant capacity will ensure enhanced product quality through streamlined flow of inventory, shipping, receiving and production, as well as greater efficiencies. The project also highlights the commitment that Tyco is making to keep employment opportunities in the area.
“By investing in our people, facilities, equipment and processes, we are keeping our workforce safer, growing our business and maintaining a strong presence in the Marinette community,” said John Magura, vice president, Operations – Americas, Tyco Fire Protection Products.
The ATSM groundbreaking comes as part of several activities that Tyco is engaging in throughout the year to celebrate its 100th anniversary of operations in Marinette, including the sponsorship of local events, such as the Menominee Waterfront Festival’s fireworks display, and Menominee River Century Bike Ride.
The groundbreaking event, which includes an open house and cake cutting to recognize employees, will include remarks from Tyco leadership, as well as Marinette Mayor Denise Ruleau, U.S. Representative Reid Ribble, Wisconsin State Senator Dave Hansen, and Wisconsin State Representative John Nygren.
“One hundred years marks a big accomplishment for our employees, our company, the City of Marinette, and the State of Wisconsin,” said Jay Thomas, product general manager, Special Hazards, Tyco Fire Protection Products. “I look forward to continuing our proud tradition of the past 100 years into the next century of success in Marinette.”
Two years ago, the company invested in its engineering, research and educational capability, with the construction of its Center of Excellence (CoE). The Tyco Fire School, a state-of-the art training and educational facility, is located next to the CoE. The ATSM manufacturing operations location, and the CoE / Fire School location make Marinette a world-class fire suppression technology campus that leads all other global Tyco facilities.
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About Tyco Fire Protection Products
Tyco Fire Protection Products is a strategically aligned business unit of Tyco International with globally recognized products sold under leading brands, including ANSUL, CHEMGUARD, DBE, EZCare, FLAMEVision, GRINNELL, HYGOOD, NEURUPPIN, PYRO-CHEM, RAPID RESPONSE, SIMPLEX, SKUM, SPRINKCAD, THORN SECURITY, VIGILANT, WILLIAMS FIRE & HAZARD CONTROL, and ZETTLER. Tyco Fire Protection Products produces fire protection, detection, and mechanical building construction solutions for commercial, industrial, institutional, governmental, and residential customers. Heavy emphasis is placed on research and development, resulting in innovations and global approvals. Key products include manual fire-fighting equipment, detection/suppression systems, extinguishing agents, sprinkler systems, valves, piping products, and fittings. For more information, visit www.tycofsbp.com