Here are some of the latest happenings in the industry.

  • Arthur E. Cote, executive vice president and chief engineer of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) was honored with the American Fire Sprinkler Association's 2006 Henry S. Parmelee Award on Sept. 7. Cote was recognized for his tremendous contributions in saving lives and property and his longtime support of automatic fire sprinkler systems. In addition to his position at NFPA, Cote is current president of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), vice chair of the American National Standards Institute Board of Directors and vice chair of the Confederation of Fire Protection Associations International (CFPA-I).

  • Pioneer Industries, Inc., Commerce, CA, a manufacturer of faucets and plumbing products for the multi-family/residential market, has announced the acquisition of the assets of the Central Brass Co. of Cleveland, OH. Founded in 1895, Central Brass has been producing solid cast brass faucets and fixture fittings for residential, commercial, institutional and industrial applications.