Albany, N.Y.-based full-service engineering and construction management firm CHA Consulting acquired an interest in Birmingham, Ala.-based American Fire Protection, a leader in custom engineering, design and maintenance of fire-protection systems. AFP provides turnkey solutions to the automotive, government/military, manufacturing and distribution warehouse markets in the U.S. and internationally.

The transactions allow for CHA to actively support AFP’s growth strategies while allowing the company to manage its daily operations, CHA explains. The two companies will work together to maximize the expertise of both firms to focus on expanding CHA’s Life Safety and Securities service line and providing excellent engineering and fire-protection system services to each company’s clients, CHA adds.

CHA’s CEO and President Mike Carroll stated: “The expected growth in the fire-protection systems market provides exciting opportunities for the CHA and AFP teams. The demand for global fire-protection services and the synergies that exist between our companies and the markets we serve will significantly enhance our ability to provide our clients with innovative, state-of the-art fire-protection and engineering services. This partnership is extremely positive for both companies and I am confident in our future as a leading firm in this very important market.”