Fire Research Corporation (FRC) Acquires FoamPro

NESCONSET, NY and NEW BRIGHTON, MN—Fire Research Corporation (FRC), a Safe Fleet company, is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of FoamPro, of New Brighton, Minnesota, a business unit of Pentair Ltd.

FRC President Toh Meng and FoamPro Sales Manager Mike Dupay announced the news to employees at both locations today.
“The FoamPro acquisition will enhance FRC’s product leadership in the emergency market and leverage our strengths in engineering, electronics, and sales to provide better products and enhanced service to fire departments worldwide,” Meng said.

FRC has purchased all FoamPro products and accessories and intends to move manufacturing to its facility in Nesconset, NY.
Many of the FoamPro employees are expected to make the transition. This includes the sales manager, customer service/technical support team and regional managers. In addition, FRC intends to retain FoamPro’s worldwide network of independent representation.
“Customers will still be able to interact with the same FoamPro personnel they have worked with for years. Our primary goal is to ensure customer satisfaction and make this as smooth a transition as possible,” Meng said.

“Existing FoamPro lead and delivery times, terms, discounts, and pricing will be maintained through the transition,” said Dupay. “The FoamPro brand will also remain unchanged.”

The FoamPro acquisition is the first for the newly created Safe Fleet which was formed in September when ROM Corporation and SMI Corporation merged. Within the fire and EMS markets Safe Fleet most notably owns: ROM, FRC and the Bustin brands.
“The corporate vision of Safe Fleet is to provide safety solutions for fleet vehicles of all types,” says Jeff Hupke, President of Safe Fleet. “By adding FoamPro to the portfolio, we greatly enhance the number of product solutions a fire department can choose from.”

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