Tyco opens new 70,000-square-foot Williams Fire & Hazard Control facility in Port Arthur, TX
On Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, Tyco Fire Protection Products (TFPP) held a grand opening celebration for its new Williams Fire & Hazard Control (WF&HC) facility, located in Port Arthur, TX. Strategically positioned in the heart of the oil and gas industry's Golden Triangle, the facility includes a testing area, a training and education center and dedicated research and development, engineering and product manufacturing.
The 70,000-square-foot building houses WF&HC’s world-class training center, industry-leading industrial incident response team, and innovative custom products. Tyco’s investment in this facility underscores its ongoing commitment to its customers, its employees and the community.
“Our Williams Fire & Hazard Control solution is a critical component of our operations, and builds on decades of leadership in fire protection for the oil, gas and petrochemical industry,” said Colleen Repplier, President, Tyco Fire Protection Products. “The legacy that our WF&HC team continues to build here supports our leadership in research, product development, educational services and emergency response.”
The Port Arthur facility is home to an elite team of WF&HC industrial emergency firefighters. Core to the site’s operations is the engineering, production and testing of WF&HC’s industry-leading large volume supply and delivery fire protection equipment, including: DEPENDAPOWER fire water pumps; portable and remote controlled monitor packages for manual firefighting and fixed suppression systems; foam and dual agent response trailers; HYDRO-CHEM dry chemical equipment; and THUNDERSTORM foam fire suppression agents.
A high-tech classroom for year-round continuing education and accredited fire protection curricula offers one of the industry’s best industrial fire suppression training programs. Education focuses on response tactics, equipment operations and command logistics, with hands-on training and demonstrations at the flow manifold and water monitor located onsite.
“With this new facility, Tyco is building on 30 years of local leadership in the Texas Golden Triangle. We also are investing in our capabilities to serve our industrial customers around the world,” said Marc Lemberg, Vice President, Strategy & Marketing, Tyco Fire Protection Products.