ROCKFORD (WREX) – A company that’s more than 60 years old can now officially call Rockford one of its homes.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Wednesday to announce the grand opening of Getz Fire Equipment. The Peoria-based company has been around since 1957 and designs, sells, installs, inspects and works on different types of fire protection and life safety equipment. The company bought the assets of Fire & Safety of Rockford back in December of last year.
“So I think we’ll add a lot of additional opportunities with different types of systems from restaurant fire suppression, special hazard fire suppression systems, fire alarms, first aid and safety to this market area,” Getz Fire Equipment CEO Rod Getz said.
The office is located at 2420 Harrison Ave. in Rockford. Getz says the company has already hired several new employees and that it is looking to hire more staff members.