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Tribute to Our Founder

by | Apr 2, 2021 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

It started out as a dream and ended up being a multi-million dollar company!

Our founder, Wayne Vorpahl (pictured on left), had a dream and a vision back in 1951 to start a company providing fire extinguishers and service to local businesses. Through the years the business grew. And then came the OSHA Act in 1970 which protected workers health and well-being. Again, he had another vision: to sell personal protective equipment to businesses and industries in Wisconsin. The rest is history. Today we are a business that serves the needs of all workers and companies big and small. Our fire service division services and sells not only fire extinguishers but complex fire suppression systems and anything in between. Our safety division focuses on the worker’s needs with PPE, gas detection and training. None of this could have been possible without the seed being planted by our founder, Wayne Vorpahl.

Wayne passed away on February 26th, 2021 at the age of 98. He had a dream and a vision that continues today in all that work for Vorpahl Fire & Safety! We are truly thankful for all that he has done!