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New York based Technology Company Announces Move To Horry County

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., April 16, 2015 - Star Life Safety, a New York-based company specializing in the integration of all life safety systems across all vertical markets in hospitals and acute medical facilities, have announced their plans to open a new office in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. 

Star Life Safety will hire 36 people for jobs ranging from engineers/low voltage technicians, office personnel, sales and installation support. These jobs will pay an average of $20.00 per hour and offer employee health benefits. Those interested in applying for a position with Star Life Safety can submit their resumes to

“While visiting family and traveling back and forth from New York to South Carolina, I envisioned coming back home to my family and giving my children a better way of life, by relocating to the south,” said Jon Cook, one of the company’s two principle partners. “I always believed that there is opportunity here based upon the economic growth of the area, to implement the latest technology which would in turn save money within facilities as well as protect people’s lives.” 

The company is making a capital investment of $470,000, which will include renovating a 7,600 square foot building near the Myrtle Beach International Airport. 

“The city of Myrtle Beach is pleased to have been chosen to be the new location for Star Life Safety. High tech corporate citizens, such as Star Life Safety will help diversify our local economy, while providing new career opportunities for our well trained workforce, thereby encouraging our best and brightest to stay in our area,” said Myrtle Beach Councilman Phil Render, a former member of the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Corporation, and Dean of Business and Advanced Industrial Technologies at Horry Georgetown Technical College.

Star Life Safety will engineer, sell and install monitoring and communication systems for all vertical markets including the healthcare industry.  This will include: fire systems, area rescue, voice communication, nurse call, automated emergency lights, temperature monitoring solutions, synchronized clock solutions, real time locating systems, asset tracking, and hand hygiene.

“We are very proud to welcome Star Life Safety to Horry County.  This company is great addition to the community and the industry mix here.  They specialize in medical-technology products and services, which will create high-skilled, well-paying job opportunities for local residents.  Due to the rapid growth of the healthcare industry here, they will have a lot of potential to grow,” said Jim Moore, MBREDC President & CEO.  

About Star Life Safety

Star Fire Protection was founded in the State of New York in 1988 and in the year 2011 Johnny Ragnanan, President of Star Fire Protection collaborated with Jon Cook and formed Star Healthcare Solutions, a division of Star Fire Protection. The company provides life safety and integrated solutions to all types of healthcare institutions.  When Star Life Safety opens its doors in Myrtle Beach, this June, it will be the combined efforts of Johnny Ragnanan and Jon Cook.   Jon Cook will spearhead this new venture with the support of his partner Johnny, Star Life Safety intends to be the leading provider of life safety systems in the Myrtle Beach area. 


The MBREDC is a public‐private partnership that works closely with new and existing industry, site selectors and economic development professionals to promote economic growth in Horry County. Since January of 2012, the EDC has announced over 1,300 new jobs including announcements in advanced manufacturing, aerospace, forest products, and technology. Serving on the MBREDC Executive Committee are: Fred Richardson, Doug Wendel, Jim Apple, Sam Bennett, Laura Crowther, Franklin Daniels, Dr. David DeCenzo, Sean Flynn, Gary Loftus, Ebbie Phillips, Dodd Smith, Neyle Wilson, and Jimmy Yahnis. Additional members of the MBREDC Board of Directors include: Laurence Bolchoz, Scott Brandon, Tom Collins, Harold Cushman, Brad Dean, LeGrande Dorman, Sam Frink, Henrietta Golding, Mike Hagg, Mike Hill, Pat Howle, Marc Jordan, Mark Lazarus, Alys Lawson, Bryan Lenertz, Michael Mahaney, Ralph Pandure, Scott Plyler, Luke Rankin, Jerry Rexroad, Justin Roof, Richard Singleton, Julien Springs, Mike Wooten, and Todd Woodard.

For more information, contact Morgan Dendy (843) 340-0935 or


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