Firestop Provider Global Environmental & Safety Merges with Telgian Corporation

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Telgian Corporation adds comprehensive suite of Firestop Services to its already extensive list of Fire and Life Safety offerings.

On July 20, 2009, Jim Tomes, President of Telgian Corporation, one of the world's largest Fire and Life Safety Firms, announced the acquisition of Global Environmental and Safety, a Firestop Consulting and Inspection Firm based in Philadelphia, PA. With the acquisition of Global Environmental and Safety, Telgian now offers a world-wide, full service and balanced approach to the fire protection industry (Detection, Suppression and Compartmentation), with 15 offices spanning the United States, Latin America, Canada and the U.K.

Telgian's Philadelphia office is the home of the Firestop Division. Patrick and Michelle Tesché, former owners of Global Environmental and Safety, are eager to be a part of the Telgian family and are looking forward to building the Firestop Division. "I feel joining with a large firm like Telgian will help move Firestop and Compartmentation to the forefront with code officials, developers, general contractors, facilities managers and building officials" says Pat Tesché, VP of Firestop.

The addition of the Firestop Division brings additional services and solutions to Telgian's customers. These new services include Independent Inspection of Firestop installation ASTM E 2174/2393, Joint Commission Statement of Conditions & Planned for Improvement, Engineering Judgment Peer Reviews, and Firestop Documentation (Fire & Smoke Barrier Management Program). These Firestop services and solutions complement the vast list of Fire and Life Safety services and solutions that Telgian already offers.

To learn more about Telgian and their services, please visit their website at http://www.telgian.com.

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