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The Mircom Group of Companies Expands Into the Florida Fire Market by Reinvigorating a 37-Year Industry Veteran: "A-1 Fire & Security LLC"

February 6, 2012, Monday, 13:40 GMT | 08:40 EST | 18:10 IST | 20:40 SGT
Contributed by Marketwire

Feb 06, 2012 NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK ,MARKETWIRE

The Mircom Group of Companies ("MGC") is pleased to announce that it has acquired the assets, and re-employed former employees of A-1 Fire and Electric Company, an amalgam of A-1 Fire Equipment, Corp., A-1 Electric Company, and A.B.A. Fire Equipment, Inc., effective February 2, 2012. The new company will be known as A-1 Fire & Security LLC., ("A-1"), will remain headquartered out of Miami, Florida and will be branded with a new corporate logo. To view the new corporate logo please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/A1_Fire%26Security_2c.jpg

Established in 1974, A-1 Fire & Security LLC has been serving Southern Florida as a major distributor and service provider for a broad range of fire detection, alarm and suppression products and services including fire alarms, fire sprinkler systems, electrical services, fire alarm monitoring, automatic fire suppression systems, fire extinguishers, emergency and exit lights, smoke/duct detectors and emergency generators.

A mainstay of A-1's business are restaurants and condominium complexes, however A-1's customers span various industry verticals including Hospitality, Financial Services, Retail, Academic Institutions and School Boards. As a proud member of the Greater Miami Area, A-1 continues to serve its community by providing employment opportunities for inner city residents, a diverse work force and a stimulus for change within the community as a whole.

"For us, A-1 Fire & Security LLC represented an attractive opportunity to extend our footprint into Florida, building on the momentum we've generated so far in New York, Illinois and California and opening up a large new market for our broad range of advanced Life-Safety products," stated Mark Falbo, President of the Mircom Group of Companies. "We are excited to parlay our 20 years of experience as North America's largest independent designer, manufacturer and distributor of Life Safety solutions with the 37 years A-1 and its people have been serving Florida's fire and safety needs. We look forward to continuing to work with our existing local network of Engineered Systems Distributors (ESDs) while also cultivating new relationships with local vendor-partners, customers and Fire Industry participants," Mr. Falbo added.

As CEO & Secretary of A-1 Fire & Security LLC, Henry Schnurbach, will represent MGC's interests to effect a seamless transition and oversee the ongoing day-to-day operations of the new company.

ABOUT THE MIRCOM GROUP OF COMPANIES

The Mircom Group of Companies ("MGC") is North America's largest independent designer, manufacturer and distributor of advanced Fire Detection & Alarm, Emergency Communications and Controlled Access & Security solutions. With roots dating back to the 1960's, MGC has been serving the global marketplace for over 20 years and is proud owner of the Mircom(TM) Secutron(TM) and Summit(TM) product brands. MGC's corporate headquarters is located in Toronto, Ontario and Niagara Falls, New York, and operates a dedicated network of sales and service branch offices, across North America, under its Mircom Engineered Systems(TM) service brand.

MGC Systems International Limited supports the sale and installation of MGC's systems in more than 50 countries worldwide, with regional offices located in Bangalore, India and Dubai, UAE. Under its U.E.C.(TM) (United Export) service brand, MGC distributes a broad range of exceptional fire protection equipment to more than 70 international markets.

The Mircom Group of Companies is ISO 9001:2008 certified.

Contacts:
Mircom Group of Companies
Mark Falbo
President
mfalbo@mircomgroup.com

A-1 Fire & Security LLC
Henry Schnurbach
CEO & Secretary
hschnurbach@mircomgroup.com

A-1 Fire & Security LLC
Earl Speigel
VP, Operations
espeigel@mircomgroup.com

SOURCE: The Mircom Group of Companies


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