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Falls Supervisors Pave Way for Family Business Expansion

A family business that relocated to Falls Township 17 years ago will nearly double in size following support from the Falls Township Board of Supervisors.

The governing body granted unanimous approval for Accu-Fire Protection to expand its 75,00-square-foot operation by an additional 50,000 square feet with construction of a new industrial building. The new building, which will be situated on the company’s six-acre property within the former U.S. Steel site, will supplement the existing Accu-Fire fabrication operations.

Owner Vince Murphy told the Falls Supervisors that his business, which began in 1991, creates customized piping for fire sprinkler systems, as well as pipe valves and fittings and sprinkler heads. His customers are from New York City, Washington D.C., Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

“We run up and down the northeast corridor,” Murphy told the board. “We never foresaw how big the market would get.”

Some of Accu-Fire’s recent projects include work at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center; Sahara Sam’s Indoor Water Park in New Jersey; U.S. Capitol Building; Dulles Airport expansion at Dulles, Virginia; Statue of Liberty; Baltimore Washington International Airport; and Veteran’s Hospital in Philadelphia, among others.   

“We focus on the large, successful contractors and they’ve been good to us,” Murphy said. “We’ve continued to grow.”

The Falls Supervisors lauded the company’s efforts and wished Murphy continued success.

“It sounds like quite a success story,” Supervisor Brian Galloway said. “I wish you the best.”

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