The 3M Company, St. Paul, Minn., and The Ansul Company, Marinette, Wis., have recently concluded plans for a joint program to refine and market a fluorochemical foam to be simultaneously applied with dry chemical on liquid hydrocarbon fires, such as those in gasoline and oil.
3M will supply the new fluorochemical, dubbed “light water” (see FIRE ENGINEERING, May 1964), and Ansul will provide the potassium bicarbonate-base dry chemical known as Purple-K. The national sales organization of Ansul’s Fire Protection Products Division will handle the distribution of the new extinguishing agents and equipment.
Mack Trucks, Inc. recently received the largest order of diesel-powered fire trucks ever placed in this country. It calls for delivery of 10 diesel engine pumpers to the New York City Fire Department.
The new pumpers, powered by 237-hp turbocharged diesel engines, will be C95type models with cab forward. The units, equipped with automatic transmissions, will have a pumping capacity of 1,000 gpm at 160 pounds pressure and 250 gpm at 600 pounds pressure.
Mueller Co. has purchased the former Cramet Co. property in Chattanooga, Term., from Combustion Engineering, Inc. Plans call for complete rehabilitation and modernization of existing structures, and the construction of a completely new office building. Upon completion, all of Mueller’s Chattanooga operations will move to the new plant.
Wayne R. Stallard has been elected president of Pitman Manufacturing Co., Grandview, Mo., succeeding Raymond F. Pitman who has resigned to devote himself to other business affairs.
John B. Powers has been appointed head of the customer service department at Clifford B. Hannay & Son, Inc., Westerlo, N. Y.
James J. Gilligan has been named vice president for finance of the Automatic Sprinkler Corporation, Youngstown, Ohio.
Jay Steele, 5 Mohawk Drive, Searcy, Ark., has been appointed a distributor for S&S professional cars in Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana. His company will be operated as Professional Car Sales, Inc.