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Summit Companies Expands Presence in South Dakota

Company Acquires Armstrong Extinguisher Service in Rapid City, SD

SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA – Summit Companies, a premier fire life safety company, announced today that its member, MN Conway Fire & Safety, has completed the purchase of Armstrong Extinguisher Service in Rapid City, South Dakota. This acquisition is a strategic geographic expansion of Summit Companies existing fire protection, life safety and consulting business. The new South Dakota branch joins the list of Summit Companies locations in the states of Arizona, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Nevada and Texas.

“Summit Companies expansion into South Dakota is in direct alignment with the company’s strategy to build-out its Midwest footprint and expand nationally to better serve customers throughout the country,” stated Summit Companies CEO, Jeff Evrard. “The addition of Armstrong Extinguisher’s branch office allows Summit Companies the ability to serve people in western South Dakota and North Dakota as well as into Wyoming and Montana.”

“I am honored that Armstrong Extinguisher Service will be a part of Summit Companies, a company that shares our values and culture. And I am extremely pleased that our associates will continue on with Summit Companies,” stated Armstrong Extinguisher Service co-owner Jerry Armstrong. “Summit Companies will bring us to the next level as we continue to grow and serve our customers. We are excited to partner with a great organization that will truly be able to offer our valued customers a one-stop fire life safety package.” Mr. Armstrong will continue with Summit Companies in a consultative role.

Armstrong Extinguisher Service has been serving Rapid City and the surrounding area since 1985. The company has been a valued partner with ANSUL Fire Suppression Systems and that partnership will continue with Summit Companies.

About Summit Companies

Summit Companies is a premier fire and life safety company with an expanding national presence in the United States. The company has expertise across the entire spectrum of fire and life safety categories, including: fire extinguishers; extinguishing agents; pre-engineered kitchen, industrial and vehicle suppression systems; special hazard suppression systems; fire sprinkler systems; fire alarm systems; and security monitoring systems. In addition to its commitment to the design, installation, maintenance, and monitoring of these fire and life safety systems, Summit Companies is also engaged in the practice of fire protection engineering and risk management consultancy.  Summit’s success is driven by its people. The company is a culture-first organization committed to client service, diversity of capabilities, and technical excellence.  Summit Companies is owned by management and CI Capital Partners.