The Mircom Group of Companies Expands Into the Florida Fire Market by Reinvigorating a 37-Year Industry Veteran: "A-1 Fire & Secur

Mon Feb 6, 2012 8:30am EST

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The Mircom Group of Companies ("MGC") is pleased to announce that it has
acquired the assets, and re-employed former employees of A-1 Fire and
Electric Company, an amalgam of A-1 Fire Equipment, Corp., A-1 Electric
Company, and A.B.A. Fire Equipment, Inc., effective February 2, 2012. The
new company will be known as A-1 Fire & Security LLC., ("A-1"), will
remain headquartered out of Miami, Florida and will be branded with a new
corporate logo. To view the new corporate logo please visit the following

    Established in 1974, A-1 Fire & Security LLC has been serving Southern
Florida as a major distributor and service provider for a broad range of
fire detection, alarm and suppression products and services including
fire alarms, fire sprinkler systems, electrical services, fire alarm
monitoring, automatic fire suppression systems, fire extinguishers,
emergency and exit lights, smoke/duct detectors and emergency generators.

    A mainstay of A-1's business are restaurants and condominium complexes,
however A-1's customers span various industry verticals including
Hospitality, Financial Services, Retail, Academic Institutions and School
Boards. As a proud member of the Greater Miami Area, A-1 continues to
serve its community by providing employment opportunities for inner city
residents, a diverse work force and a stimulus for change within the
community as a whole.

    "For us, A-1 Fire & Security LLC represented an attractive opportunity to
extend our footprint into Florida, building on the momentum we've
generated so far in New York, Illinois and California and opening up a
large new market for our broad range of advanced Life-Safety products,"
stated Mark Falbo, President of the Mircom Group of Companies. "We are
excited to parlay our 20 years of experience as North America's largest
independent designer, manufacturer and distributor of Life Safety
solutions with the 37 years A-1 and its people have been serving
Florida's fire and safety needs. We look forward to continuing to work
with our existing local network of Engineered Systems Distributors (ESDs)
while also cultivating new relationships with local vendor-partners,
customers and Fire Industry participants," Mr. Falbo added.

    As CEO & Secretary of A-1 Fire & Security LLC, Henry Schnurbach, will
represent MGC's interests to effect a seamless transition and oversee the
ongoing day-to-day operations of the new company.


    The Mircom Group of Companies ("MGC") is North America's largest
independent designer, manufacturer and distributor of advanced Fire
Detection & Alarm, Emergency Communications and Controlled Access &
Security solutions. With roots dating back to the 1960's, MGC has been
serving the global marketplace for over 20 years and is proud owner of
the Mircom(TM) Secutron(TM) and Summit(TM) product brands. MGC's
corporate headquarters is located in Toronto, Ontario and Niagara Falls,
New York, and operates a dedicated network of sales and service branch
offices, across North America, under its Mircom Engineered Systems(TM)
service brand.

    MGC Systems International Limited supports the sale and installation of
MGC's systems in more than 50 countries worldwide, with regional offices
located in Bangalore, India and Dubai, UAE. Under its U.E.C.(TM) (United
Export) service brand, MGC distributes a broad range of exceptional fire
protection equipment to more than 70 international markets.

    The Mircom Group of Companies is ISO 9001:2008 certified.

Mircom Group of Companies
Mark Falbo

A-1 Fire & Security LLC
Henry Schnurbach
CEO & Secretary

A-1 Fire & Security LLC
Earl Speigel
VP, Operations

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