Fall Protection & Strut Systems Official Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                   January 24, 2018


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Nora Eberl
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Eberl family establishes new company


Fall Protection & Strut Systems

provides valuable products and services


BUFFALO, NY – The Eberl family has established a new company offering a reliable local resource for construction products and expertise in the specific area of fall protection and prevention. Nora E. Eberl and Joanna Eberl are majority owners of Fall Protection & Strut Systems LLC, with Joanna Eberl as chief accounting officer and Nora Eberl contributing strategic vision.

With 50 years of combined experience, FPSS professionals provide design and installation of permanent fall protection and prevention systems, using Unistrut products for strength, stability and dependability. Applications are practically limitless, ranging from agriculture and mining to utilities and energy, education and recreation, transportation and more. Complete project management encompasses custom design, engineering, fabrication and installation. Modular systems are also available.

In another area of specialized expertise, FPSS also provides design, engineering and installation of medical support systems and ceiling grids for sensitive equipment in new and existing facilities. Besides healthcare, applications include data and telecom grids, theatrical lighting, clean rooms, HVAC, and many others. Project managers and engineers execute jobs from design and engineering through fabrication and installation.

A related, and critical, aspect of FPSS expertise provides customers with comprehensive safety inspection, evaluation and certification services. Available individually or as a complete package, options include fall hazard assessment consultation, inspection and re-certifications as well as fall safety training. FPSS safety services ensure that customers’ employees are protected and that facilities are in compliance with the latest OSHA/ANSI standards.

FPSS customers are served by Matthew Plizga, head project manager, and Ben Schlum, project manager. A professional engineer, Plizga was formerly with SJB Consulting, a geo-technical design company, and the Watson Bowman and Hatch Mott MacDonald civil engineering firms. He earned a B.S. in engineering from University at Buffalo. Schlum is a former owner of Groth & Schlum.

Joanna Eberl, MBA, is a graduate of Fordham University and previously worked for HSBC Bank.

Nora Eberl cited recognition of growing opportunities as an important factor in establishing the new company. “Having a dedicated team enables us to execute projects in aspects of construction where our expertise is especially valuable,” she said. “Through FPSS, we can offer customers in Western and Central New York a qualified local resource.” She plans to seek Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) certification to further enhance the firm’s credentials and potential.

Complete information about fall protection and fall prevention products and services can be obtained from the FPSS website, fallprotected.com. Details about medical supports and ceiling grid systems are available at strutinstallation.com.



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