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Press release – Valley Fire Protection Systems tapped for major project

Tire storage distribution facility creates unique fire protection challenges

Batavia, IL – October 10, 2014 — Valley Fire Protection Systems is pleased to announce that it has been selected to design and install complete fire protection systems in a massive new tire distribution facility being built in Wilmington, IL.

“We are thrilled to have been handpicked by the general contractor, Ledcor, and the tenant for this fast track, highly complex project owned by Ridge Property Trust,” said Valley President Tom Hartel. “Tire storage is as challenging as it gets in fire protection, and our competitors would not commit to meeting such an aggressive project schedule.

“Our engineers and installation crews are really excited for this project given that they just completed significant work at the BP refinery in Whiting, Ind. earlier this year,” Hartel continued. “The tougher the project, the brighter we at Valley shine.”

Valley will ship on this fall and complete work by late spring 2015.

Phase one of the complex of buildings totals 1.65 million square feet of warehousing. The fire protection systems begin with a remote pump house that will contain three 2,500 gallon-per-minute diesel fire pumps and a pair of 250,000-gallon water storage tanks that will supply a 16-inch underground fire loop. Thirty individual underground water mains will supply 40 early-suppression, fast-response warehouse systems, 10 fire-hose valve systems, and eight office/transfer link systems.

Vice President John Flynn and Chief Engineer Robert Martin will manage the project.

About Valley Fire: 

Valley Fire provides fire protection systems and services as well as plumbing services for industrial, commercial, residential and special hazard facilities in the Chicago metropolitan area. Integrity and quality are ingrained in the Valley name. For more than three generations, Valley-related companies have consistently performed complex projects on schedule and within budget while never compromising quality. Valley is licensed in the City of Chicago as well as Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.

Valley Fire Protection Systems
101 N. Raddant Road
Batavia, IL 60510-2203

Contact: Tom Hartel
valley@valleyfire.com
630-761-3168