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VETS Group distributing Flamex in Western Canada

July 17, 2017
By VETS Group

July 17, 2017 - The VETS Group has partnered with Flamex Inc., to distribute their line of customized industrial process fire prevention and protection equipment throughout Western Canada.

Combustible dust is a by-product of a wide range of industries such as agriculture, food processing and especially wood, forestry and lumber. The risk of a dust fire can be a common occurrence. By detecting and extinguishing upset conditions such as explosions the risks can be mitigated. “With an increased focus on dust safety, the opportunity to provide quality prevention and protection services as part of VETS’ specialty dust abatement systems is imperative” shares VETS Group president Sean Rayner. “Our operations in both Alberta and British Columbia rely on the NFPA standards (National Fire Protection Agency), whenever possible, to support our clients in achieving the safest dust abatement systems possible. A distributorship with a quality supplier of spark detection and extinguishing systems such as Flamex is extremely timely. We’re excited to be able to share this quality product with our customers. ”

“We are very proud and excited to work with The VETS Group in preventing dust fires and explosions in our customers’ facilities in Western Canada” says Allen Wagoner, president at Flamex Inc. “VETS is a highly reputable and growing organization that provides quality products and services within our primary markets. Their wide range of capabilities and product offerings make them the perfect partner for Flamex. Our association with VETS will allow us to grow our level of business in the territory while increasing the level of workplace safety among our shared customer base.”

The VETS Group was founded in 1921 by World War 1 veteran Fred Rayner as Vet’s Sheet Metal Ltd.. With humble beginnings as an Edmonton, AB based HVAC and sheet metal fabrication shop, over the last 95 years, VETS has grown to include VETS Sheet Metal, VETS Facility Services, VETS Electrical, VETS Mechanical and two locations in British Columbia under the name AirTek: A VETS Group Company.

Flamex Inc. is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA. Specializing in facilities that handle combustible dusts, Flamex is a leading supplier of fire prevention and protection equipment for industrial processes. Since 1977, thousands of Flamex Systems have been installed in facilities in numerous industries across North America. The Flamex Spark Detection and Extinguishing System is the first system of its type to gain Factory Mutual Approval.

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