Former Governor and Current US Senator Visits Perimeter Solutions Equipment Service Center and River City Fabrication
ST. LOUIS, MO – Perimeter Solutions, the global leader in the production of fire retardants, foams, and water enhancing gels, along with a wide range of services for managing wildland, industrial, municipal, and military fires, today announced former Idaho Governor and current US Senator Jim Risch toured the company’s Equipment Service Center and River City Fabrication operations in Post Falls, ID as part of an Idaho business review.
Jim Risch, currently serving a second term as Idaho’s 28th Senator and Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations committee and a senior member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a longstanding commitment to public service and a passion for good government. Known for “pragmatic decision-making,” Risch is what his peers call a “no-nonsense, get-the-job-done leader” with more than four decades of experience in elected office. He has been recognized by the National Journal as the “Most Conservative” Senator in the United States Senate.
As governor, Risch also accomplished several initiatives to create a streamlined and effective government. He transformed Idaho’s executive office by opening regional offices throughout the state, enhancing communication and responsiveness to Idahoans.
This past Thursday, Senator Rasch, Chief of Staff – John Insinger and Regional Director – Sidney Smith visited the company’s operations where they saw first-hand company products and technologies employed to protect wildland firefighters, in addition to some recent investments in manufacturing capabilities. Senator Risch thanked employees and company officials for their dedication and support to public safety in Idaho and to wildland firefighters nationally.
Perimeter Solutions Shannon Horn (L) showcases the next generation design of a Mobile Retardant Base (MRB) used for helicopter and airbase operations
Perimeter Solutions is the manufacturer of PHOS-CHEK® Long-Term Fire Retardant, used by the USDA Forest Service, CalFire and many other fire management agencies around the world, for prevention and suppression of wildland fires. First Response Fire Rescue and River City fabrication joined the Perimeter Solutions family in Mach, 2019.
Senator Jim Risch (center left) with Perimeter Solutions’ Equipment Service Center and River City Fabrication facility personnel
Perimeter Solutions Equipment Service Center operations provide equipment, field service, and distribution
of parts and supplies for fire suppression operations. Operating a fleet of mobile equipment, the division is a
key service supplier to the USDA Forest Service and CalFire. In partnership with the PHOS-CHEK business,
oversees operations at more than 126 wildland fire airbases throughout the United States. The company,
strategically manages and distributes equipment and fire retardant to assist in wildland fire suppression.
River City Fabrication (RCF) is a leading fabricator of chemical equipment, structural steel and specialty metal
products. RCF is a value-add supplier of tanks and other fabricated equipment to the wildland fire market. In
addition, RCF produces emergency response trucks and other firefighting systems for wildland fire
About Perimeter Solutions
Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Perimeter Solutions operates as a leading specialty chemicals
business, producing high quality lubricant additives and firefighting chemicals with a broad product
offering across fire retardant and fire suppressant foam applications. Perimeter Solutions is the only
company with fire retardant products qualified for use by the US Forest Service (USFS). Perimeter
Solutions produces major brands known throughout the world like PHOS-CHEK® and FIRE-TROL®
retardant, foam and gel products; AUXQUIMIA® and SOLBERG® foam products; and BIOGEMA®
extinguishing agents and retardants. More info: www.perimeter-solutions.com
Dave Pelton Tel: +1 314 705 1140
Sr. Director, Marketing