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Recent Stories

AFEX Celebrates 50 Years

AFEX, the leading manufacturer of fire suppression systems for mobile heavy equipment is celebrating 50 years of helping our customers maximize their safety and productivity. Bill Lease founded the company in 1968 as Lease-AFEX, Inc., primarily to serve the Southeastern timber harvesting industry, and the waste handling industry shortly thereafter. Bonaventure Group, Inc. purchased AFEX… Read more

AFEX equipped battery-powered LHD’s headed to Vale Coleman

Vale’s Coleman mine recently received two battery-powered Artisan A4 load-haul-dumps (LHDs) equipped for AFEX fire suppression systems for a six month trial. The A4 is powered by a lithium battery that provides four hours of operation on a one hour charge. Vale intends to pursue battery-powered vehicles for it’s underground mines across Canada when it’s… Read more

AFEX Fire Suppression Systems is the First Manufacturer Approved to Factory Mutual Standard 5970 – Heavy-Duty Mobile Equipment Protection Systems.

Raleigh, NC, USA – AFEX Fire Suppression Systems is proud to announce that AFEX dry chemical, liquid agent, and dual agent fire suppression systems were awarded FM 5970 Approval on September 21, 2017. FM Approval Standard 5970 – Heavy-Duty Mobile Equipment Protection Systems, was developed over the course of four years, and represents a collaborative… Read more

Construction Equipment Guide: AFEX Provides Innovative Fire Protection to Industry Equipment

A big thanks to Construction Equipment Guide for featuring AFEX! You can read the full article here: AFEX Provides Innovative Fire Protection to Industry Equipment

Four Things to Consider Before Buying a Vehicle Fire Suppression System – as featured in SWANA “Talking Trash”

  As featured in SWANA Florida’s Summer 2017 edition of Talking Trash.   Four Things to Consider Before Buying a Vehicle Fire Suppression System Fire puts operators in danger, leads to costly machine repairs or replacement, and lost productivity due to downtime. The vehicle fire suppression industry is based on these simple facts, but how… Read more

Visit AFEX at WasteExpo 2017

Where do… … waste and recycling leaders find inspiration? … the best minds in the industry look for innovation? … experts in the business turn for guidance? WasteExpo of course!   Visit AFEX Fire Suppression Systems and our distributors, ASFE Fleet Solutions (booth 4114) and FQS Bear Equipment (booth 4077), to learn more about our… Read more