Company News

Issue 7 and Volume 123.

Company News Formation of a new fire protection consulting firm to be known as Viking Fire Protection Associates, Inc., has been announced by Jack A. Wood, president. The firm will have offices in Hastings, Mich., and in Chicago. It will provide full-range, independent consultation and design services to architects, engineers, contractors, building owners, governmental agencies, insurance underwriters and others in the fire protection field. Services will include research planning, building code interpretation and application, fire-resistive materials and methods analysis, and fire protection systems design. Viking Fire Protection Associates is an independently operated affiliate of The Viking Corporation. Richard P. Gifford was elected a vice president of the General Electric Company. He is general manager of the company’s Communication Systems Division. W. Eugene McAlester has been named sales manager of The Viking Corporation, Hastings, Mich. Two executive appointments have been announced by Akron Brass Company. Ray Kubec was promoted to senior…

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