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WFX Acquires Key Employees for Their Fire, Lock, and Security Operations

September 11
16:15 2020
WFX Acquires Key Employees for Their Fire, Lock, and Security Operations
Two New Employees Enable WFX to Enhance Service to the Maryland and Pennsylvania Communities

WFX, a company protecting businesses and individuals from theft, property damage, and additional security threats, selected two employees to strengthen their ability to serve the community.

Founded in 1978 by Fred Plunkert during his 30-year career as a professional firefighter, WFX relocated in March of 1982 to downtown Westminster in order to increase their services and client reach. In October 2002, WFX moved to a larger facility before rebranding in 2019, and they now continue making strategic hiring decisions to bolster their legacy of delivering highly-rated products, services, and installations.

Towards such ends, Walt Graves has been named the operations manager overseeing the Locksmith Division of WFX. After gaining extensive experience in the construction industry with customer service expertise, he started with WFX in mid-February and continues to provide insight and leadership. Walt said, “after retiring from 31 years in education as a Tech. Ed. teacher and principal, I was seeking a career that would enable me to work with tools and interact with the community.  Securing a job at WFX Fire, Lock, & Security has been a blessing. As the Operations Manager of the Locksmith Division, my days are filled with a wide variety of tasks that keep me busy and make coming to work a true pleasure.  There is a sense of “we’re all in this together” when it comes to working at WFX.  It is evident that this is a result of the president being the second generation to own and run the business. Whether we are working with customers in our shop or in the field, our goal is to provide services in an honest and fair manner.  I am proud to be a part of the WFX team!” 

Further adding to their employee base, WFX leadership also recently acquired Jordan Martin to their corporate team in Westminster. With exceptional skill in customer service and a strong ability to synthesize customers’ challenges in order to encourage unique solutions, Jordon Martin has a background in sales leadership. Described by his associates as energetic, self-motivated, and a highly-dedicated team player, Martin echoes WFX’s commitment to the community through his involvement in The Special Olympics and Autism Speaks. Since joining the team in January of 2020, Martin shares how he hopes to continue making an impact in his role: “With more than 15 years of customer service, sales, and leadership experience, I plan to accomplish the following: Attract & retain long-term customers, Build long-lasting relationships with existing and new customers in both the residential and commercial market, and Continue to generate business and grow our brand.”

Both of these employee acquisitions strategically poise WFX to continue in their position as the friendly and authoritative experts. Through such personnel developments, they renew their efforts to provide peace of mind, a sense of trust and dedication, and the security of dependable reliability. Bob Plunkert, President, WFX is glad to welcome Walt and Jordon to our team!  Both gentlemen bring a unique level of experience and contribution to our organization. They also each bring a strong desire to provide exceptional customer service, quality work, and a level of honesty for WFX and our customers. I am confident customers will enjoy working with each of them as much as we do as colleagues!

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About WFX

We serve and protect individuals and businesses by providing the best in fire protection, lock, alarm, and security systems. In business since 1978, we have the know-how and the experience to keep your home and business safe.

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WFX — the family-owned and operated business formerly known as Westminster Fire — has delivered fire safety products and services to Maryland and Pennsylvania businesses for more than forty years. “Our business is built on a legacy of protecting yours,” says Bob Plunkert.  Plunkert states, “Westminster Fire Extinguisher has a long history in the Fire safety field, we feel with the redesign and rebranding this will allow us to harness our track record throughout the security and lock industries as well.”

In their recent rebranding, WFX was not only renamed and redesigned but also strengthened their brand identity. Our previous name and logo were familiar to many that we have served since 1978 – however, the timing was right to modify our marketing to reflect all the product lines and services that we’ve added over the last 10 years.  We are very excited about our new look and the ability to provide one-stop-shop services to fire, lock, and security customers.  Striving to provide peace of mind, a sense of trust and dedication, and the security of dependable reliability, WFX has strengthened their position as the neighborly but authoritative expert.

With the additional acquisition of Law Security and Channel’s Locksmith, they increased their functions by now offering a full line of comprehensive security products, services, systems, and solutions. Committed to personal and professional excellence in representing fire protection, locksmith, and security industries, they continue their traditional services, including: providing fire extinguishers, fire extinguisher training, restaurant fire suppression systems, sprinkler testing, access control systems, alarm monitoring, elevator testing, commercial telephone systems, and more.

All of the services and cutting-edge technology they provide are towards offering reliable solutions that the community can depend upon. “For more than 40 years, business owners have depended on WFX to protect their livelihoods. Stay safe in the knowledge that our business is built on a legacy of protecting yours,” says Plunkert. WFX is positioned to help a wide variety of community members, from lock owners needing assistance to business decision-makers needing security solutions.

Even with all the rebranding changes, one thing remains constant: their passion for serving and protecting their clients and businesses. As they look towards the future, our world has changed since 2019, but our foundation on treating customers with honesty and integrity won’t.

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Media Contact
Company Name: WFX Fire, Lock, and Security
Contact Person: Becky Plunkert
Email: Send Email
Phone: (410) 848-3044
Address:150 Airport Dr #10
City: Westminster
State: MD 21157
Country: United States