Wednesday, December 21, 2011

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mark Your Calendars!

NFPA C&E 2012
Las Vegas
The year's "Main Event" for fire protection & life safety professionals is just six months away
With the exhibition floorplan over 90% sold, hundreds of industry suppliers are in position to meet an international audience of professionals who buy, specify, service or install fire & safety systems, equipment and supplies in buildings & facilities of every kind.

Who Will Be Attending
Thousands of motivated, dedicated professionals will be in Las Vegas next June to learn about fire, building, & electrical codes and see the latest products & technologies for protecting their facilities, and the people who occupy them. 

2011 Audience Demographics
*Attendance in Boston was 4,431
 68 countries and all 50 US states were represented (16.4% came from outside the US)

Job Function
*Fire Protection Engineer - 13.5%
*Engineer - 11%
*Manager / Administrator - 9.5%
*Owner / President /CEO - 9%

 Industry / Business
*Fire Protection - 31%
Consulting - 16%
*Contractor/Installation - 13%
*Fire Service / EMS - 12%
*Government - 11%
*Electrical - 10%

Purchasing Authority
*Approve - 27%
*Specify - 14%
*Recommend - 29%

Review complete 2011 attendee demographics in the 2012 Exhibit Prospectus.

Who Should Exhibit
If you sell fire protection, electrical or life safety products, this event provides a priceless opportunity to meet face-to-face with thousands of qualified sales prospects and position your brand & your company among the industry leaders.

 Product Interest
(Percentages exceed 100 due to multiple product interests)
Alarm / Detection Systems - 52%
Building Construction Materials - 22%
Education / Training - 29.5%
Electrical Equipment / Service - 22%
Extinguishers / Foams / Exiting Products - 36%
Fire Department Equipment / Services - 20%
Hazmat Handling & Storage - 14%
Pumps / Controls / Valves - 32%
Security Products / Services - 24%
Signaling Systems - 27.5%
Sprinklers / Sprinkler Systems - 41.5%
Other - 15%

For more event details, download the 2012 exhibitor prospectus.

Review the current floorplan and evaluate available locations.  Or contact Paul Niemiec at

See the current list of exhibiting suppliers.

Why Exhibit
The Power of Trade Show Marketing
Exhibiting at the NFPA Conference & Expo is one of the most dynamic sales and marketing tools available to you. Here are a few reasons:

1. Trade shows provideyou with many new sales prospects in a concentrated period of time.
2. Trade shows are a comparison-shopping medium
3. The expo gives you an opportunity to demonstrate the solutions you offer.
4. Your industry event is the ideal relationship-building environment.
5. Participation in the NFPA Conference & Expo positions your company at the forefront of your industry.

Demonstrate that your company is a full partner in the progress, development and future of fire protection, life & electrical safety.

If you sell products for fire protection, security, electrical or life safety, NFPA media and
events should be the foundation of your marketing plan.


Paul Niemiec
NFPA Conference & Expo
Tel: 630-271-8210

Monday, December 19, 2011

RemTec Opens QA Facility in China

RemTec International has opened a Quality Assurance Facility in Shanghai, China for refrigerants.

"Our new Quality Assurance Program is designed specifically for refrigerants and fire protection agents packaged in cylinders or bulk tanks," says Patti Ellingson, Rem Tec's director of wholesale distribution.

"This program was initially designed as a solution to the moisture and unsaturated issues coming out of China, but has turned into a solution for the industry, as we are seeing 'fake' refrigerants and other major issues coming out of China," Ellingson says. The lab will be based at the Shanghai Aohong Chemical Company.

"In order to provide the focus needed to make the RemTec/Aohong quality control program a success, we have asked Patti Ellingson to take the lead on the implementation and development of this program," says Ron Marcus, Rem Tec business development manager.

"We will continue to work toward structuring the sales transactions between Aohong and our high volume key customer groups. Patti will work to facilitate these transactions between the parties," Marcus says.

Ellingson reports the China lab is a mirror image of Rem Tec's U.S. lab facility, and are testing and operating under the same AHRI protocols as Rem Tec's AHRI-700 certified lab at its Bowling Green, OH facility.

The Rem Tec program offers strict Quality Controls throughout the entire process to ensure the product prior to shipping.

For additional information on the program, contact Patti Ellingson at or call 419/575-9490

The Rem Tec Quality Assurance Process is described below

Prior to Filling & Packaging

·         Cylinders/tanks are inspected to ensure all are U.S. DOT approved, and meet RemTec’s moisture, particulate and vacuum requirements.

·         All used cylinders are inspected. Maintenance is performed according to customer and regulatory requirements, including valve refurbishment.

Labeling templates are compared to production packaging to ensure it is in compliance with the customer’s and regulatory requirements, including all U.S. Customs regulations.
Packaging is inspected for any damage. Damaged packaging is replaced.

Pre-Fill and Filling Quality Assurance
Quality Assurance Testing:

·         The first disposable refrigerant cylinder that is filled is sampled and immediately tested to assure that it meets AHRI-700 standards, including unsaturates. If there are deficiencies, corrective action is taken and laboratory tests are repeated until all standards are met.

·         Filled cylinders are randomly tested throughout the filling process (no less than one cylinder for every 100 cylinders filled).

·         Bulk shipments of refrigerants and fire protection agents are individually tested in accordance with applicable industry standards.

·         Once filling is completed, a Certification of Compliance is issued for each packaged shipment, or bulk tank.

After Filling:

·         Packaging is again inspected for any damage. Damaged packaging is replaced.

Container Packing:

·         Unless otherwise specified cylinders are shrink wrapped on pallets and packaged in 20’ containers in accordance with international maritime shipping requirements.
Inter Modal approved brace and blocking are used to secure the contents as required.

Shipping documents are inspected and include:

·         Bill of Lading

·         Certificate of Conformance

·         Export Permit

·         Proforma Invoice

·         Country of Origin Certificate

·         MSDS

Customer Service
• RemTec International Bowling Green, Ohio, USA and RemTec’s West Coast Sales Office in Camarillo, California.

Visit for complete contact information.

Monday, December 5, 2011