The Harrington Group

Harrington Group, Inc. Celebrates 30 Years in Fire Protection Engineering!

Posted on Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Patience is a virtue, and everything happens for a reason. Clichés, maybe, but Jeff Harrington has learned over the years to let things fall into place, which is precisely why Harrington Group, Inc. is celebrating its 30th anniversary this summer. “You can bring a horse to water but you can’t make him drink. It has...read the full article

Introducing Matt Isaacs, HGI’s Newest Fire Protection Engineer!

Posted on Thursday, April 21st, 2016

It all started with a middle school aptitude test. Matt Isaacs knew as a kid that math and science were his strengths, and somewhere around age 12, he took a test that advised him to consider a career in civil engineering. Inspired by that and a childhood of tinkering with and fixing his own bikes...read the full article

Warehouse Fire Hazards – Part 2 Continued: NFPA and FM Requirements for Idle Pallets

Posted on Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Last week, we reviewed the dangers idle pallets can pose to warehouses and distribution centers. As we mentioned, it is critical to recognize the fire hazards that idle pallets pose, and fully evaluate the idle pallet storage location and arrangement to determine the sprinkler protection needed. This week, we will review the protection requirements for...read the full article

Warehouse Fire Hazards – Part 2: Idle Pallets

Posted on Thursday, March 31st, 2016

There are many fire hazards commonly present in warehouses beyond the obvious presence of high combustible loading from rack and palletized storage arrays. In Part 1 of our Warehouse Fire Hazards blog series, we took a look at High Intensity Discharge Lighting. In Part 2, we will review idle pallets and the significant hazard they...read the full article

Kids These Days: Getting Young People Interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Posted on Thursday, March 24th, 2016

According to the National Math and Science Initiative, an organization formed to address the declining number of students who are adequately prepared for college-level math and science courses, only 44 percent of 2013 high school graduates were ready for college-level math, and 36 percent ready for college-level science. There’s been substantial concern nationwide over the...read the full article