FORT WAYNE, IND. – Shambaugh & Son has restored a sprinkler system for the Ft. Wayne, Indiana Fire Department. Working with the Fire Department, Shambaugh’s Fire Protection Division performed comprehensive mechanical upgrades, renovating the existing facility and providing a more efficient sprinkler system. As a result, personnel can continue to be trained, and more effectively, for rescue missions and other life-saving situations.
A leading facilities services and construction contractor in the Midwest, Shambaugh & Son is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group Inc.
The work at the Ft. Wayne facility involved upgrades to a five-story tower that was built over 30 years ago and is used by firefighters for rescue mission practice in “real life” situations. The building needed these fire protection upgrades to enable the training sessions to continue.
“The highly skilled and experienced professionals in our Fire Protection Division don’t just view themselves as installing mechanical systems in facilities -- they feel they are also on a mission to help people save lives,” stated Mark Shambaugh, CEO of Shambaugh & Son. “We are very proud of their recent efforts on behalf of the Ft. Wayne Fire Department.”
Chris Walker, Captain of the Fort Wayne Fire Department, “After asking Shambaugh to take a look at what needed to be done to upgrade our facility, we were pleasantly surprised to receive both a scope of work and a commitment to get the job done.”
Nick Sorg, Fire Protection Estimator at Shambaugh, stated, “It's very rewarding to be able to help our local firefighters gain the skills necessary to ensure the continued safety of citizens and to ultimately save lives."
Founded in 1926, Shambaugh & Son is one of the largest specialty contractors in the U.S., performing over $450 million of construction per year with over 1,500 employees throughout 40 states. Shambaugh specializes in the full range of new and retrofit construction for industrial, commercial, institutional, food processing, medical, commercial and bio-fuel projects. The scope of work entails the self-performance of eight broad disciplines, including mechanical, process, refrigeration, electrical, process controls, water and waste treatment, fire protection and temperature controls. Headquartered in Fort Wayne, Ind., Shambaugh has offices in Lafayette and South Bend, Ind.; Detroit and Kalamazoo, Mich.; Chicago; and Toledo, Ohio. Shambaugh is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group Inc.