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VSC Fire & Security acquires S.C.-based Addison Safety Group Inc.

Posted on October 4, 2022 by

ASHLAND, Va. (Oct. 4, 2022)ー VSC Fire & Security, Inc. (VSC) announces the acquisition of Addison Safety Group, Inc., a commercial fire protection equipment installation and service company headquartered in Travelers Rest, S.C. The acquisition was effective as of Aug. 1, 2022.

“Since our founding in 1958, VSC Fire & Security has always kept a strong focus on our mission of saving lives and property with quality fire alarm systems,” said Tommy Clements, president at VSC. “With the addition of Addison Safety Group and its bench of highly-skilled employees, installers and technicians, our team is stronger than ever. This acquisition will help VSC Fire & Security continue our long record of success, service and saving lives in both the North and South Carolina markets.”  

Addison Safety Group will remain a stand-alone division within VSC. Long-time Addison employee Joshua Rainey, who has been with the company for more than 20 years, will serve as vice president and division manager. 

Founded in 2002, Addison Safety Group’s track record of hard work and dependability is unparalleled in the Carolinas. The company serves more than two-thirds of South Carolina and the western half of North Carolina, and prides itself on being a fire alarm specialist. 

In its two decades of work to improve fire safety and security in North and South Carolina, Addison Safety Group has installed commercial fire alarms in dozens of local schools. That includes installing full fire alarm systems in 14 Greenville, S.C.-area public schools over a single summer in 2011, at a time when Addison only had seven employees. 

About VSC Fire & Security Inc.

VSC Fire & Security Inc. (VSC) is a provider of comprehensive fire protection, life safety, and low voltage solutions to retailers, commercial campuses, healthcare facilities and government properties throughout the southeast United States. Established in 1958 in Ashland, Va. as Virginia Sprinkler Co., VSC was initially managed from the family home of co-founder Roland C. Giles. Since then, VSC has grown to employ 1,500 people across 20+ offices in 10 states. Learn more at

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