Inpro Corporation acquires Fireline 520 LLC

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Inpro Corporation acquires Fireline 520 LLC

New company broadens life-safety offerings for Inpro


MILWAUKEE, January 6, 2015 ̶ Inpro has acquired Buffalo, N.Y.-based Fireline 520 LLC, one of the nation’s premier designers and manufacturers of fire barriers for expansion joints. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Fireline 520 will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Inpro, and as such will maintain its staff and production operations in Buffalo.


The acquisition fits well with Inpro’s obsessive approach to life-safety. The installation of fire blankets and fire-stop materials in expansion joints protects buildings and reduces occupants’ exposure to smoke and flame, which allows for safer evacuation. Fireline 520 also holds several patents incorporating vapor and water barrier systems to reduce a building’s exposure to the elements.


“Bringing Fireline 520 into the Inpro family is a triple win,” said Marc Holland, EVP of sales and marketing for Inpro. “They gain by accessing our resources and leveraging our connections to the architecture and design community. We gain by bringing on board a solid-performing and well-known industry leader in fire barrier development, design and production.”


“And for our JointMaster division, we gain captive manufacturing to enhance our line of interior and exterior expansion joints,” Holland added. “Fireline’s expertise is respected in both the design and construction industries. Our aim is to both maintain and expand Fireline’s existing relationships, and explore new product offerings.”


“Fireline 520 is delighted to now be part of the Inpro family,” said Al Shaw, president of Fireline 520.

“I foresee exciting times ahead for both companies.”


About Inpro

Since 1979, Inpro has been making and servicing products with an obsessive commitment to protecting the appearance of buildings and the health and safety of the people who use them. Based in Muskego, Wisconsin, Inpro is a global manufacturer of door and wall protection, washroom systems, expansion joint systems, privacy systems and architectural signage.


JointMaster® Expansion Joint Systems, a division of Inpro®, protects appearances so no one ever knows about your building’s war with Mother Nature.


About Fireline 520


Fireline 520, LLC is an internationally known and trusted producer of 21st Century fire barriers, fire safety products and fire protection for architectural joints.

Fireline 520, LLC Launches New Website

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Buffalo, N.Y. area safety products company has recently launched a new version of their website. Fireline 520, LLC, parent company of Butterfly Safety Products, revamped their online presence to attract new customers.

Buffalo, New York (PRWEB) June 29, 2013 — Fireline 520, LLC launches a new and improved website, Fireline 520, LLC, parent company of Butterfly Safety Products, operates in most major U.S. cities, including the nation’s three chief metropolitan centers: New York, NY; Chicago, IL; and Los Angeles, CA. Their unique expertise has been enlisted in countless major projects.

Fireline 520, LLC has installed custom-fabricated fire barriers in well-known venues like Yankee Stadium, Citi Field (Queens, NY), Hartsfield International Airport (Atlanta, GA), Exploratorium Pier 15/17 (San Francisco, CA) and many more stadiums, hospitals and other places of public assembly.

The Butterfly Smoke Seal, is a kit designed to protect lives by extending rescue time, preventing poisonous gas and smoke from entering through the door during a fire. Users can easily form a smoke-proof seal around the door. Owner Al Shaw, through his experience, formulated a plan to introduce a simple but indispensible product that would allow families and businesses to create a “safe room” in case of fire.

For the first time, families and businesses can corral their loved ones and employees into a safe room, creating critical extra minutes to contact 911 and await rescue. Butterfly Safety Products is a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and has earned strong reviews from fire officials and experts throughout the U.S.

Not since the invention of the modern-day fire extinguisher and smoke alarm has there been a more innovative fire safety product than Butterfly Smoke Seal. Fire safety should be a top priority for every family and business in the U.S. and beyond, and Butterfly Smoke Seal is the product that makes it easy.

About the company:
Butterfly Safety Products, LLC sister company of Fireline 520, LLC based in Buffalo, N.Y., was created in dedication to inventor Al Shaw’s sister, Regina L. Burch. She was a retired kindergarten teacher from Marilla, N.Y.

Fireline 520, LLC is an internationally known and trusted producer of 21st Century fire barriers, fire safety products and fire protection for architectural joints. For more information, order requests, and view past projects visit their website at

Fireline 520, LLC at AIA

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Fireline 520, LLC & Butterfly Safety Products, LLC will beThe American Institute of Architects National Convention June 20th – 22nd in Denver, Colorado. Feel free to come check us out in booth # 2666 if you will be attending.

Butterfly Safety Products, LLC

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013


To our sister company Butterfly Safety Products for winning a gold medal and award of excellence in the category of safety and security/personal from the INPEX invention & new product exposition!!

For more information on the Butterfly Smoke seal, Please visit

Fireline 520 Water Guard Series™

An innovative modular passive fire barriers for Architectural expansion joints that are designed and manufactured to survive and maintain ability to function as a fire barrier when wet or exposed to moisture.

Fire barriers need to stay dry for their useful life to stop fire migration through expansion joints.  When conventional fire barriers become wet or exposed to high levels of moisture over prolonged periods of time, the barrier’s ability to function as a fire barrier is compromised. Materials used in Fire barriers, materials used in their construction and their designs; need to stay dry for the life of the fire barriers.  FireLine520’s Water Guard Series is a novel water resistant fire barrier that has been designed and is manufactured with materials to maintain in functionality when exposed to water or moisture.
For more Info on total water guard contact:
Fireline 520 @ 716- 332- 4699

What’s in your expansion joint ?