State Systems acquires Columbia-based Fire-Tek
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 13, 2020 – Memphis-based total protection company State Systems today announced its acquisition of Columbia, Tennessee-based Fire-Tek Inc. This marks the company’s seventh acquisition since 2015 and the third in Middle Tennessee, alongside Community Fire Safety Systems (2017) and Columbia Fire Equipment (2016).
“Middle Tennessee is one of the fastest-growing areas in our state and in the nation,” said Bob McBride, CEO of State Systems. “It’s been an attractive area for State Systems to grow, so when Fire-Tek approached us we jumped at the opportunity. And in addition to State Systems enlarging and strengthening its fire protection team in Middle Tennessee, Fire-Tek’s existing clients will enjoy expanded services, like fire alarm, access control, sprinkler systems and CCTV, among others.”
Fire-Tek, founded in 2009, was previously owned and operated by Bill Almon and Will Farris. Both founders will remain as State Systems employees throughout the transition. Its primary service lines, available to businesses in Tennessee and Alabama, include fire extinguishers, fixed fire systems, and emergency exit lighting.
After the acquisition, six Fire-Tek employees will move into State Systems’ existing satellite office in Columbia. Clients will experience no interruption in service.
Since 2015, State Systems has expanded through acquisitions in North Mississippi; Little Rock, Arkansas; Huntsville, Alabama; and Middle Tennessee, adding 87 employees and increasing its client roster by 25%.
About State Systems
State Systems is a privately owned total protection company offering a wide range of products and services, which is housed in five separate company divisions. The company’s longest-standing and best-known services – fire protection equipment, prevention training and cleaning services – have been enhanced by new technology, including CCTV, access control and network services.
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