FQS Bear Equipment, Inc.

AFEX Fire Suppression Systems announced that AFEX dry chemical, liquid agent and dual agent fire suppression systems were awarded FM 5970 approval on Sept. 21. FM approval standard 5970 — heavy-duty mobile equipment protection systems, was developed over the course of four years and represents a collaborative effort among FM Approvals and industry experts.

AFEX pioneered automatic fire suppression systems in the late 1960's in response to the fire risks associated with timber harvesting equipment in the Southeastern United States. Today, AFEX systems can be found on all seven continents protecting equipment in all heavy industries including waste handling, mining, oil and gas, and steel.

“Quality and timely service. It’s your equipment, it’s our reputation” is the working philosophy of FQS Bear Equipment Inc. The company was born out of two separate entities, “Frank’s Quality Service,” and “Bear Equipment of the Carolina’s” which they merged in 2009.

FQS Bear Equipment Inc., Lexington, S.C., recently awarded its Vendor of the Year Award. The idea to begin presenting this award came about because to FQS Bear Equipment, vendors are a very important part of the company team and FQS feels strongly that all team members who step up should be recognized.