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Fire Sprinklers Save Lives (And This Graphic Proves It)!

March 21, 2017 - "All too often we in the fire service focus on the negative (how much was lost; how much was damaged, etc.). Each of these sprinkler saves represents someone’s building being saved, someone’s business being protected, someone’s life being spared, someone’s personal property not being destroyed, or responding firefighters not being placed at a higher risk."

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Viking Sponsors 47th Annual Golf Classic for Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce

January 09, 2017 - The Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce's 47th annual Golf Classic is the city's largest single-day golf event boasting 265 golfers each year. This year, the Viking Duluth location sponsored a hole and created a game of longest ball. Game participants had to use a homemade club consisting of pvc pipe and fitting (3/4" sch 40 with a 90 on the end) and hit the ball off of a sprinkler head. Most participants were told they had to where the appropriate PPE to engage. Amazingly enough, one guy smashed it 160-yards. Viking, Duluth is going to continue this new tradition and upgrade their golf…

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Viking Welcomes Olsen Fire and Total Life Security

September 05, 2016 - Viking Automatic Sprinkler Company is pleased to welcome Olsen Fire and Total Life Security to the Viking and APi Group family as of September 1, 2016.​ With operations based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Olsen Fire provides fire sprinkler design, service, installation, inspection and maintenance. Total Life Security provides monitoring, service and inspection of fire alarm systems. The history between Viking and the Olsen family spans back four generations when Adelbert "Ole" Olsen worked 34 years with Viking. Richard "Dick" Olsen, Ole's son, joined Viking in 1958 and started Olsen Fire Protection in 1981. Kevin and Lisa Olsen have managed operations…

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Welcome to Safety Week 2016

May 02, 2016 - The weather isn't the only exciting thing in the forecast this week--welcome to Safety Week 2016! Beginning today and running through Friday, May 6th, Viking Automatic Sprinkler Co. is proud to be a part of this celebratory week in the construction industry. This weeklong event is all about thanking our employees for supporting safety, increasing awareness of the importance of safety in the workplace, inspiring all industry members to share our safest practices, working together to strengthen our industry's safety culture, and emphasizing the need to be injury free. How can you get involved? Be on the lookout for special…

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Volunteer to Promote Fire Safety

March 28, 2016 - Did you know April is National Volunteer Month? Fortunately, it’s not too late to get involved and we’re here to help you out with some awesome ideas of how to give back to your community and promote fire safety at the same time.

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Why Barn Fire Safety Needs to Be Taken More Seriously

February 03, 2016 - When we think of "fire safety" we typically think of protecting people and property from the devastating effects of fire. However, the recent string of deadly barn fires across Ontario has been a harsh reminder that we need to be putting a larger focus on protecting animals, as well. On January 4th, firefighters from several communities were called in to fight a fire at Classy Lanes Stables, a prominent horse training facility. In total, 39 standardbred horses, one thoroughbred horse, and three ponies perished in the fire. According to their GoFundMe page, the preliminary cost of the damage is estimated…

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Gateway to the region

November 09, 2012 - Viking is currently working on the LEED-certified Duluth International Airport project. Replacing the almost 40-year old station, the new $70 million passenger terminal was designed to better accommodate and suit the demands of increased passenger traffic, airline carriers and flights. The new project will also bring the airport in compliance with the security measures adopted after 9/11. In building its new terminal, the Duluth International Airport is incorporating several unique and "green" technologies to save fuel, reduce waste, and decrease costs. The terminal will have a glass façade that allows for natural lighting, a heated entry roadway that will…

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Partnering for humanity

August 24, 2012 - Employees of the Viking Automatic Sprinkler Co. St. Paul, Minn., office took a break from normal operations to participate in an event for humanity. On August 24, 2012, several employees coordinated with APi Group Inc. to help build a Habitat for Humanity home in Fridley, Minn. The team worked on a range of projects including painting, trim installation, flooring and bathroom construction for the home. The house is being built for a single working mother of four. It includes a special layout for one of the children who is confined to a wheelchair due to his battle with spina bifida…

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Mark Leroux Accepting the Safety Award

Viking once again sets the standard in safety

August 15, 2007 - The Duluth office of Viking Automatic Sprinkler won the 2006 Jeff Jensen Memorial Construction Safety Excellence Award. The award is given out on an annual basis for safety performance and is sponsored by the Associated General Contractors of Minnesota and the Duluth Builders Exchange.Viking was presented this award based on their 2006 safety performance, which was a standout performance consisting of zero recordable injuries. Viking was able to achieve these results through skilled employees with a dedication to safety. Viking's vision is to "Set the Standard" in their industry and understands that it starts with safety…

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Viking Sprinkler part of Midtown Exchange project in Minneapolis

June 13, 2005 - Viking Automatic Sprinkler Company is currently working on the Midtown Exchange project - on the corner of Lake Street and Chicago Avenue in South Minneapolis. Midtown Exchange, formerly known as the Sears Building, is a one million square foot renovation project and is one of the largest projects in the state, second only to the Mall of America. The building has been a landmark since 1928. It was occupied as a Sears retail store and main warehouse from 1928 until the mid 1980s. The historic building has been vacant for the last 20 years, but the massive concrete structure and…

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