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Victaulic Enhances its Piping Solutions with the Acquisition of Globe Fire Sprinkler

By Construction Tech Review | Wednesday, July 31, 2019

John F. Malloy, Chairman, President & CEO

The acquisition of Globe Fire Sprinkler will enable Victaulic to enhance its offerings, providing best-in-market fire safety solutions to consumers in the construction industry.

FREMONT, CA:  Ranging from the terrifying Montcoal mine explosion to Oakland Warehouse Incident, fire accidents have resulted in countless casualties and huge losses. To prevent such accidents, it is advisable to have precautionary measures in place, and Victaulic is helping organizations with the best fire safety solutions during such incidents. The mechanical piping company recently acquired Globe Fire Sprinkler to enhance its offerings. The integration will enable Victaulic to arm organizations with augmented fire safety solutions to combat the risk of fires.

Based in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, Victaulic possesses over 100 years of expertise in providing robust and innovative solutions and services to its customers. Since it was granted the fire industry patent for mechanical pipe joining solutions, it has developed groundbreaking technologies. Its current portfolio includes over 2,000 patented solutions designed to boost the standards of performance and safety in the building and industrial construction industries.

John F. Malloy, Chairman, President & CEO of Victaulic, said, “The addition of Globe’s fire protection sprinkler volume and engineering capabilities will provide the scale and skills necessary to be a true leader in all aspects of the fire protection industry.”

The family-owned fire sprinkler manufacturer, Globe Fire Sprinkler, has delivered efficient sprinklers and valves to enterprises for the last 105 years. It has continuously enhanced its offerings since the introduction of the first Globe Issue “A” Sprinkler in the year 1914. It developed the lever-fulcrum dry pipe valve and Globe Save All center strut sprinklers, evolving into the first U.S. company to leverage 5mm and 3mm Glass Bulbs in its commercial and residential sprinklers. Its heritage as a global manufacturer was evinced by the rollout of innovative products, including RCW, UM, and UMC valves.

Steven Worthington, who will continue as the President of Globe Fire Protection, said, “Victaulic brings additional financial resources to Globe, enabling added focus on innovation to support our customers and the industry.”

Recently, Victaulic was recognized by the Construction Tech Review Magazine as one of the “Top 10 BIM Consulting/Services Companies - 2019”. The offerings of Victaulic have enhanced the overall system durability in complex construction projects and operating conditions ranging from the tallest building to the deepest mines. Its portfolio includes over 100,000 products and patented technologies designed to promote freedom of design, simplify inspection, and enhance maintenance. It employs more than 4,000 workers across 55 international facilities, helping consumers in over 120 countries reinforce their construction projects with robust piping solutions.

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