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ICED event to focus

on legislative issues

The Independence Council for Economic Development’s annual Eggs & Issues: Legislative Edition breakfast is this week.

The event is from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Hilton Garden Inn in Independence.

Several state representatives – Tom McDonald and Paul LeVota of Independence, Ray Salva of Sugar Creek and Gary Dusenberg and Bryan Pratt of Blue Springs – are expected to attend.

They are to take part in a panel discussion and address issues in the upcoming legislative session.

The event is open to the public.

The cost is $20. Call the ICED office at (816) 252-5777 or visit

Fike buys British

fire-alarm system firm

Fike has acquired Rafiki Protection Ltd., a British manufacturer of fire alarm systems. The acquisition also includes Santana Solutions Ltd., a building security systems integration company.

Both companies were previously owned by Red Dot Technologies Ltd.

Fike, based in Blue Springs, supplies products and services to address safety issues such as fire, explosion, and over-pressurization. Rafiki, located in South Wales UK, was established in 1994 and sells fire alarm technologies.