Company News The Midwestern Safety Manufacturing Company has named Carolyn Ehring as general manager. She has been involved in garment design and business management since the early 1970’s, having owned and operated retail and wholesale businesses in California, and having designed many of the garments marketed by those businesses. As a free-lance consultant, she designed the newly patterned turnouts now being manufactured by Midwestern. Albert Beck has been named executive vice president of Grinnell Fire Protection Systems, Inc. He will be responsible for nationwide fire protection contract and installation operations.