NORWALK, Conn. - Emcor Group Inc. acquired S. A. Comunale Inc., a privately held fire protection and mechanical services company headquartered in Akron, Ohio. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1940, Comunale employs approximately 800 technical and field personnel through its three main branches in Columbus, Ohio, Philadelphia, and Reading, Pa., as well as nine other branch offices in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Michigan, and West Virginia. Comunale provides a full array of fire protection and mechanical services as well as mechanical construction services for HVAC, plumbing, process piping, and design build applications. The company's 2006 revenues are expected to be approximately $150 million.

"We are pleased that Comunale, one of the nation's leading fire protection and mechanical services providers, will join Emcor," said Frank MacInnis, chairman and CEO of Emcor. "With leading positions in the commercial, health care, government, and higher education markets, Comunale has a long-standing reputation as a premier construction and services company. One of Emcor's strengths is our ability to provide full ‘Life Safety Solutions' to create and support secure environments to protect people and physical assets. Comunale, with its recognized position as one of the nation's leading fire protection companies supports this strategy."

"We are delighted to join the team at Emcor," said Stephen Comunale, president and CEO of Comunale. "We feel that by leveraging Emcor's strong brand recognition, Comunale can achieve an increased level of customer penetration. We are excited about our future as part of Emcor."

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Publication date: 10/23/2006