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Coffman Engineers acquires Bozeman firm that specializes in fire protection systems

Coffman Engineers has acquired a Bozeman, Montana, company that specializes in fire protection engineering.

Absorbing the operations and personnel of Sprinkler Technology Design Inc. will help Coffman Engineers continue to expand its fire engineering department, the company said in a news release. Coffman Engineers has offices in eight locations, including a large office in Spokane.

As part of the deal, Sprinkler Technology Design’s founder, Dave Hughes, will be prinicpal adviser for those operations. The other two Sprinkler Technology prinicpals will become principals at Coffman, according to the release. Eventually the two companies’ Bozeman offices will consolidate, and Sprinkler Technology will take on the Coffman Engineers name.

The two companies have worked on numerous projects together, the release said.

Dave Ruff, president of Coffman Engineers, said in the release, “Not only does this venture align with the strategies of both companies, but more importantly our cultures are a match.”

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

The Spokesman-Review business team follows economic development in Spokane and the Inland Northwest.