On Tuesday, Dec. 19, Tyco Fire & Building Products unveiled the renovation and expansion of its Cranston, R.I., facility. The facility has long been a staple of facility fire protection; this was the location of many of Tyco's early advances in fire sprinkler technology.
"The new Global Technology Center will expand our resources as the leading solutions provider in the fire protection and mechanical industries and our commitment to saving lives," said Carmine Schiavone, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Tyco Fire & Building Products, in an announcement of the new building.
Part of the focus at the facility will be an effort to integrate HVAC and fire suppression. The updated facility includes new space for product development as well as training. Also part of the design is a facility area to pre-test systems for UL compliance.