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R-O-M Corp Buys N.Y. Based Fire Research Lighting Company 

Workers Build Lighting Fixtures at Fire Research  Photo by Dave Kaup | KCBJR-O-M Corp. announced Monday that it has acquired Fire Research Corp. for an undisclosed amount.

R-O-M Corp. is based in Belton, Mo., and specializes in products that improve worker efficiency and safety, targeting emergency responders, truck and trailer operators, utility workers and other jobs that use specialty vehicles.

The acquisition of Fire Research, based in Nesconset, N.Y., is the R-O-M’s fourth in the past two years. R-O-M is owned by Los Angeles-based private equity firm Century Park Capital.

Fire Research provides specialty lighting for emergency scenes. It has 112 employees and will continue to operate under the same management team, led by founder Jack McLoughlin and his partners, Toh Meng and Neocles Athanasiades. Meng also will take on the role of president of R-O-M’s Electrical Components Division.

“The reputation of the FRC brand is unparalleled,” R-O-M CEO Jeff Hupke said in a release. “With this acquisition, R-O-M becomes the largest supplier of emergency scene lighting, pressure governors and flow meters to the emergency sector. When combined with R-O-M’s strengths in roll-up doors and safety grating, we continue proving true to our mission to improve firefighter safety and productivity.”

R-O-M has 286 employees in Belton, East Stroudsburg, Pa., and West St. Paul, Minn.


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Story by: James Dornbrook
Photo by: Dave kaup | KCBJ

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