Ken Graf Appointed to NFPA Ovens and Furnaces Safety Technical Committee

The leadership team at BDC is pleased to announce that our senior field service and safety director, Ken Graf, has been appointed to serve on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Technical Committee for Ovens and Furnace Safety.  


“It feels like such an honor,” said Graf upon learning of his appointment. “Obviously, the NFPA is critical in our industry, and working with them over the years is foundational to the safety that we deliver to our own clients. I look forward to the depth of knowledge that working with my colleagues on this committee will offer both me and BDC organizationally.”


“Ken is a knowledgeable and passionate professional,” said David Baumstark, President. “He’s been with us for 32 years and I know from my own experience that what he brings to the table isn’t just commitment. Anyone can replace a part or fix something that’s broken. Not everyone can deliver excellence. In a nutshell: that’s Ken.” 


BDC has been an active and engaged member of the NFPA for 6 years, relying on its codes and standards to ensure our various clients satisfy safety compliance and insurance guidelines.  Our BDC technicians regularly attend training sessions to ensure that they are up to date on the latest NFPA recommendations for your equipment safety and standards. We provide recommended safety inspections for state, local, and insurance certifications, available through both customized preventative maintenance programs or on an “on demand” basis. 


“Safety is at the heart of what our company does,” Graf continued. “It really says something about the history I have with both the organization and BDC. It’s unbelievable that I have an opportunity like this.” 

About BDC

BDC can help with every stage of equipment safety and efficiency. We can do everything from ordering or fabricating the equipment you need and to helping you install and test it “live,” and lastly, making sure it fits into your processes. We also help with inspections and insurance agency approval. By keeping up with the latest trends and technology, our engineers can ignite your manufacturing process by finding you the most innovative, cost-­effective solutions.

About the NFPA

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a global self-funded nonprofit organization, established in 1896, devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The NFPA’s mission is to provide its members with the information and knowledge they need to succeed in today’s ever-changing environment. Our 300 codes and standards are designed to minimize the risk and effects of fire by establishing criteria for building, processing, design, service, and installation around the world. The more than 250 technical committees, comprised of approximately 9,000 volunteers, review public inputs and vote on the revisions in a process that is accredited by the American National Standards Institute.

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