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Supplies Might Be Limited, But Fire Sprinkler Companies Are Generous!


  • On March 24, 2022, the NFSA Texas Chapter hosted a virtual training session focused on Fire Sprinkler - Supply Chain. The meeting format focused on Questions from NFSA Member Contractors and Answers by our Regional Suppliers, Manufacturers and Distributors.

    Moderators – NFSA Texas Chapter Board Contractors
  • Dale Payne, Branch Manager, Northstar Fire Protection of Texas
    John Pecot, Design Manager, JCI Industrial Fire Solutions
  • Panelists – NFSA Texas Regional Suppliers, Manufacturers Distributors
  • Perry Adams – Viking Supply, Senior Territory Sales Manager
    Nick Martin – Johnson Controls, Territory Manager
    Tate Hitzeman – Potter Electric, South Central Sales Manager
    John Hunter/Michael Moss - Core & Main, District Manager
    Jesse Comber - Wheatland Tube, Regional Manager
    Jon Lopez – Ferguson Fire & Fabrication, Area Manager
    Daniel Merritt – Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co., Sales Director-Territory 2
    Bryan Peck – Victaulic, North Texas/Oklahoma Fire Protection Regional Manager

    All the Fire Sprinkler Professionals spoke in unity about their efforts to design and install quality fire protection products despite the challenging delays. Speakers also brought up the most recent shortages of raw materials such as palladium, neon gas, nickel that partially stem from the Russia & Ukraine Conflict. Transportation delays both internationally and domestically continue due to labor shortages, gas & diesel pricing, and overall decreased shipping quality control.

    Texas State Fire Marshal Office Professional Engineer Kelley Stalder provided information and a link to the Texas State Fire Marshal Guidance on Supply Chain. All the speakers recommended increased forecasting by fire sprinkler companies to best be prepared for ongoing delays and shortages.