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ries are pre-engineered systems capable of protecting up to 1,800 cu. ft. (51 m3). GA series are larger pre-engineered systems that protect spaces up to 4,000 cu. ft. (113.2 m3).

FES Engineered systems are available for spaces up to 17, 500 cu. ft. (500 m3). Fireboy-Zintex is also are a leading supplier of Gas (Gasoline, LPG, CNG and LNG) and Car- bon Monoxide Detectors and alarms, in addition to liquid level monitoring. Xintex detectors have been protecting boats and other vehicles for over thirty years. Elite CPM and RSM Fire detection systems are also available for larg- er yachts and commercial watercraft. Fireboy-Xintex also manufactures Aetna Engineering precision digital tachom- eters to the marine and other industries.


O-379 Lake Michigan Dr NW

Grand Rapids, MI 49534


Tel: (616) 735-9389

Email: klarson@?

Fireboy-Zintex is a leader in ? re suppression and ? re de-

Website: www.? tection systems. New systems use 3M Novec 1230 ? re pro-

CEO/President: Larry Akins tection ? uid with a lower global warming potential. Their

THE COMPANY: Elite RSM detection system is a reasonably priced USCG

Fireboy-Xintex, Inc. has been a leader in clean agent ? xed approved system for most tug and workboats and the new ? re suppression systems for over forty years. This company CMD5-M CO Alarms are also an industry ? rst using the supplies clean agent systems using HFC-227ea (FM-200) latest sensor technology. The ? rm has also received recent and 3M Novec 1230 in several con? gurations. CG/MA se- Innovation Awards for extinguishers with 3M Novec 1230.


For more than 60 years, Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding has built steel and aluminum commercial vessels. Located on 7 acres on the deepwater Taunton River in Somerset,

Mass., the family-owned and operated shipyard counts more than 425 vessels built as proof of its longevity and vessel reliability. A total of 40 customers own 125 Glad-

G S , LADDING EARN HIPBUILDING ding-Hearn vessels. With in-house naval architecture and

D -H CUCLOS ORPORATION engineering capabilities and a cross-trained workforce, 168 Walker Street

Somerset, MA 02720

Gladding-Hearn is well-known for applying some of the

Tel: (508) 676-8596 most advanced shipbuilding techniques that rival many

Email: bigger yards, while still providing the personal customer


CEO/President: Peter Duclos & John Duclos, co-President service of a smaller yard. country to build high-speed passenger catamarans and has

THE CASE: built the majority of East Coast and Great Lakes fast ferries.

Since 1955, Gladding-Hearn has been synonymous with In 2014, the shipyard built the ? rst pilot boat application pilot boats, having built more launches operating in the of Volvo Penta’s IPS drives in the United States. For more

United States than any other shipyard. In 1978, the yard than a decade, Gladding-Hearn has maintained a healthy joined forces with designer C. Raymond Hunt to build the backlog of orders even during the industry’s most austere ? rst launch with a deep-V hull, soon to become the in- times. Nearly 90 percent of Gladding-Hearn’s business is dustry standard. In 1977, the shipyard delivered America’s from repeat customers. Recent high pro? le deliveries in- ? rst Z-drive tractor tug. An Incat Crowther licensee since clude the 5th 165’/599 passenger, mono-hull sightseeing 1987, Gladding-Hearn became the second shipyard in the vessel to Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, New York City.

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