In the beginning:
Suppression Systems, Inc. (SSI) had our humble beginning in June of 1983 above a taxidermy shop in Bethlehem, PA as an entrepreneurial approach to provide protection for valued assets with clean agent based fire protection systems. Our motto was very simple, “The professionals in Halon fire protection”. SSI’s reputation for exceptional work and pricing led to quick growth that required a larger facility to accommodate the space needed for expanded operations and staffing.
In 1986 the company relocated to Pennsburg, PA. Early successes were achieved through a business focus in the tristate area of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. SSI continued building its market area in the northeast corridor and later extended their reach in serving various domestic locations in response to customer needs. In 1992 as it became apparent that Halon was not the agent of the future, SSI expanded its product lines to new technologies that opened up entire new markets that had not been explored in the past. These new products, along with the introduction of FM-200 to the clean agent market took SSI to an entirely new level in sales, staffing and customer base.
Moving into the 21st Century:
SSI became a wholly owned subsidiary of Fike Corporation in 2000 and continued its growth under the Fike umbrella by adding explosion detection and protection systems along with fire alarm products.
In 2014 we relocated our office to our present location in Breinigsville, PA, just west of Allentown, PA. This new site provides us with quick access to major highways allowing us to serve all our customers in the Northeast with fast, efficient service when an emergency arises. Today SSI has positioned itself as a leading distributor of fire protection products representing some of the finest names in fire detection, protection and suppression. Our staff has been factory trained and certified to sell, design, service and repair all of the products that we represent. We are committed to providing the best design, sales, installation and service support in all the markets we serve. Trust our history, experience, capability and staff to provide the protection systems you need. While we started out as “The professionals in Halon fire protection”, today we are proud to say that we are your “Professional in fire and explosion detection, protection and suppression solutions”. You can trust our history, experience, capability and staff to provide the protection systems you require.
Great Knowledge, Great Service…It’s That Simple!
Some history of our parent company:
Fike Corporation, was founded in October of 1945 by Lester Fike, Sr. in the basement of his home.
Job shop work continued through the late 1940s and early 1950s. Les Fike Sr. filed his first rupture disc patent in 1955, in hopes of building a legacy that would extend around the world. Fike President and CEO, Les’ grandson, Brad Batz, explains how the Fike family follows his grandfather’s vision to this day.
“It all starts with the Fike Story,” Brad said. “We are proud of our history and want to embrace it. We have the awesome opportunity and capability to develop and deliver a valuable product. When our products are needed, they work, and allow people to return home to their families.
“We want to continue to build on our story that we believe is special in this world, because as a company we care about more than just profit; it’s also about the employees and the effect we have on their lives, the communities in which we live, and the people whom we help protect.
Fire protection is important to your business. Finding the solutions to your fire protection needs is something we have been doing since 1983. Our customers have found that they can trust the experience, knowledge, honesty, integrity and ethics of SSI’s sales team. We invite you to contact one of the members of this team to discuss how SSI can protect your employee’s life safety and your valuable assets for the continued operation and success of your company. Contact us or call 1-800-360-0687 for a System Sales and Design Consultant to assist you with your needs.