June 15, 2017

Carslsbad, CA - Fire Protection Products, Inc announces the release of its' third video in a series of informative videos. In each Chapter, we are going to talk about the processes and standards that govern "The FPPI Way", and how your business benefits from our focus on these details.

In this third installment of the FPPI video series, we discsuss the long-term relationships FPPI has developed with its' vendors; and the product quality, consistency, and reliabilty benefits this brings to our customers. FPPI's vendors are nimble, responsive and proactive, which helps us deliver on the highest standards for product availability and customer service. The relationship we have with our vensors is another reason why our customers get the products they need, when and where they need them.

June 1, 2017

Carlsbad, CA - FIre Protection Products, Inc announces the release of its' second video in a series of informative videos. In each chapter, we are going to talk about the things that are "The FPPI Way", and how your business benefits from our initiatives and processes.

In this second installment we focus on the high performance operations, logistics and customer service engine FPPI has developed to deliver a superior overall customer service experience. For us, it is about providing a service that is customer driven, with you in mind every step of the way. By doing so, FPPI always delivers on time, with high fill rates and high customer satisfaction.

 

May 9, 2017

Carlsbad, CA - Fire Protection Products, Inc announces the release of the first in a series of informative videos to be released in the months ahead. In each chapter, we are going to talk about the things we do that are "The FPPI Way" and how your business can benefit from our initiatives and processes.

In the first video we talk about our distribution model, in which we sell exclusively to our network of over 500 local distributors. Working with you, we are a team committed to ensuring fire sprinkler contractors get the high-quality roducts they need, when and where they need them.

 

February 15, 2017

Fire Protection Products Inc. has been acquired by Smith-Cooper International

Carlsbad, CA – Fire Protection Products Inc. (FPPI) announces the company has been acquired by Smith-Cooper International. By integrating FPPI into its line of business, Smith-Cooper International is strengthening its position, product offering and reputation within the fire protection industry. FPPI’s business will continue as a stand-alone business, under the direction of founder and President, Randy Greenslate.


Fire Protection Products Inc. was founded in 1989, and has established itself as a market leader in distributing fire protection products and fire sprinkler system accessories world-wide. The company’s headquarters are located in Carlsbad, California, and it operates a second distribution center in Charlotte, North Carolina. FPPI distinguishes itself by focusing on superior customer service and operational excellence. FPPI products are available exclusively through a network of local distribution partners, and will continue to operate on this policy.


“I am excited to announce that FPPI is now part of the Smith-Cooper family. By combining our forces, we pave the way for an even greater future within the fire protection industry. I am looking forward to working with Jason and his team, and cannot wait to experience the things to come”, says Greenslate.


“Choosing FPPI as an addition to our business felt like the right fit from the beginning. We are confident that both our companies will benefit from this merger and accelerate the impact that we have on the fire protection industry”, adds Jason Hild, CEO at Smith-Cooper.

 

October 17, 2016

Introducing NEW Plastic Universal Hose Valve Caps from FPPI

Carlsbad, CA – FPPI pleased to announce the launch of its Universal Hose Valve Cap, the newest addition to its line of plastic hose valve caps.  The new valve cap helps contractors save time as it is designed to fit most regional threads and can be installed on most 2½” sized hose valves by simply pushing it onto the outlet.  No tools are required, and the cap can be removed and put back in place several times without compromising the protection it provides the threads.


The plastic caps have been introduced to meet the increasing demand for an alternative to brass and aluminum caps for hose valves with regional threads.   This is particularly important in areas where metal parts are subject to theft. In these situations, contractors need a solution that is immediately identified as “low to no value”, to deter theft and vandalism.   The new hose valve caps are made from red plastic, and are unlikely to be stolen.


FPPI’s Universal Hose Valve Caps are equipped with a chain, and will fit most 2½” sized hose valves with the exception of the Richmond regional thread hose valve (RCH).  They are not suitable for pressure testing.

See Universal Hose Valve Caps with Chain

September 6, 2016

New from FPPI: OS&Y Valves

Carlsbad, CA -- With the introduction of OS&Y Fire Main Gate Valves, Fire Protection Products, Inc. (FPPI) continues to extend its offering of brass trim products. The new valves are UL listed, FM approved and available in 1”, 1¼”, 1½” and 2” sizes exclusively from local FPPI distributors. Manufactured to meet the highest quality standards in material and performance, they seamlessly fit into the existing portfolio and meet the demand for long lasting, reliable fire system valves.


The outside stem construction of OS&Y valves allows fire sprinkler system professionals to immediately see whether a system is active or shut off: When the valve is opened, the stem rises above the hand wheel. In the closed position, the stem is concealed inside of the valves. External tamper switches can be added for central station or panel monitoring.

See FPPI Fire Main Gate OS&Y Valves

August 18, 2016

FPPI appoints Mark Watrous as Director of Sales

Carlsbad, CA -- Fire Protection Products, Inc. (FPPI) has named Mark Watrous Director of Sales. Starting August 2016, he will be responsible for supporting and growing the existing distribution network and oversee the team of Regional Sales Managers. Watrous joined FPPI 2 years ago as Regional Sales Manager North East, and since then has demonstrated extensive industry knowledge and leadership qualities. He will be based in the company’s headquarters in Carlsbad, California.


“From his first day with the company on, Mark has been extraordinarily customer-oriented and he immediately built trust among our distribution partners”, says Randy Greenslate, President at FPPI. “We strongly believe that in his new role, he will continue to grow the already outstanding relationships we have with our distributors even further, in a way that benefits our customers.”


“After working with our valued North East distributor partners, I am now looking forward to supporting our distributor partners across the country” says Mark Watrous. “FPPI employs a unique distribution model in that our products are sold solely through our distributor network, and we remain committed to helping each of them build their business. Contractors benefit from this model in two ways: When looking for products they need, the distributor can provide valuable advice and, because the distributor is local, our products are always readily available.

April 14, 2016

FPPI introduces 24 Volt Alarm Bells

Carlsbad, CA -- Fire Protection Products, Inc. (FPPI) has added two new alarm bells to its range of Fire Alarm Bells and Accessories. The 24VDC bells are designed for low voltage systems which are common throughout the eastern United States and Canada and available in two sizes – 6” and 10”.


Like the 120 Volt versions, the 24VDC bells are UL listed and available in a red finish and can be used to signal flow within a fire sprinkler system or tampering with a monitored valve. Each bell provides 4 wire connectivity for through-wiring to additional devices. FPPI also offers a complete range of Fire Alarm Bell Accessories to complete the installation, including ABS Bell Back Boxes, Bell Guards and 911 Bell Signs.

See FPPI Fire Alarm Bells

March 8, 2016

FPPI extends its offer of regional threads

Carlsbad, CA -- Fire Protection Products, Inc. (FPPI) is pleased to announce several new additions to their range of products with regional threads: Hose Valves, Caps, Reducers, and Swivels with Richmond (RCH) threads, as well as Grooved Hose Valves with New York Fire Department, Baton Rouge and Lincoln (NYFD) threads. All items are available through local FPPI distributors beginning March 31, 2016.


In addition to the product portfolio available in national standard threads, FPPI now provides 25 different products in 15 distinctive regional threads, covering 27 regions across the United States and Canada. Areas covered by already established FPPI products include Chicago, British Columbia, Toledo, N.Y. Corp., Yonkers, Newark, Quebec, Cincinnati (Morgantown and Starksville), Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Tempe, Cleveland, Erie, Omaha, Lafayette, Ontario, Detroit, Nova Scotia (Zone 1), Dayton, Richmond, and Raleigh. If you are looking for a regional thread that is not listed here, please call the FPPI Customer Service Team at +1 (800) 344-1822.

 

 

 

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