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Valley Fire Protection Systems named “Vendor of the year”

PRESS RELEASE – Chicago 3/6/09

The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) presented Valley Fire Protection Systems its “Vendor of the Year” Award at their annual PREMIER Awards event at the Chicago Sheraton. The award recognizes the company that provides the most outstanding service to the Property Management Industry.

“We are sincerely honored to accept this prestigious award from the very knowledgeable and dedicated professionals at IREM, commented Valley’s President Tom Hartel.  The award validates the value engineering and craftsmanship our team delivers as well as our commitment to provide the best value for our customers in this difficult economic environment.”

“Our strength is our people and their very high standards and work ethic which drives everything that we do, Hartel added. We strive to constantly update them and our customers on advances in fire protection technologies. We also regularly provide training on sprinkler systems and inspection to area fire officials, building owners, facility managers and contractors.  We all benefit from understanding the “state of  the art” in the fire protection industry. We are pleased that Valley personnel are frequently requested to speak at industry conferences and that our reports and quarterly newsletters have improved the understanding of fire protection systems.”

The Vendor of the Year Award criteria also recognizes Valley for its strong history of community service and financial support of local charitable organizations.

About IREM
The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) has been the source for education, resources, and information for real estate management professionals for more than 75 years.
Membership includes more than 18,000 individual members and 515 corporate members.
Collectively, IREM CPM Members in the United States manage over $1.5 trillion in real estate assets, including 8.4 million residential units and 8.4 billion net square feet of commercial space. An additional 977,400 residential units are managed by IREM Members.
For more information, visit www.iremchicago.org.

About Valley Fire Protection Systems
Valley, headquartered in Batavia, engineers, installs, services and inspects fire protection systems throughout Chicagoland.  The company is OSHA and NICET certified and has earned one of the finest safety performance records in the industry. For more than three generations, Valley-related companies have consistently delivered the best value in fire protection to residential, commercial, educational, healthcare, office buildings and industrial users including refineries and chemical plants. Valley’s staff of professional engineers, project managers, sprinkler fitters and service technicians are committed to providing total solutions that will stand the test of time and continue to merit our customers trust.