ATCO Introduces Blast-resistant Inflatable Shelters

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Given that they can be set up quickly and easily transported, they are ideal for the defence sector. They also provide a rapid response solution to civilian powers following a natural disaster.

ATCO Structures & Logistics Ltd. announced today that it has become a distributor of blast-resistant inflatable shelters and ballistic-resistant barriers for military and civilian response. Patented by Dynamic Air Shelters of Calgary, both products are unique.

“These blast-resistant structures and ballistic-resistant barriers are an important addition to our product line,” said Harry Wilmot, President & Chief Operating Officer, ATCO Structures & Logistics. “Given that they can be set up quickly and easily transported, they are ideal for the defence sector. They also provide a rapid response solution to governmental and non-governmental organizations following a natural disaster.”

Air beams and a patented load transferring system contribute to the shelters’ unique blast-resistant technology. They have been field tested to withstand explosions of 10 psi with a duration of 15 ms. The shelters are also resistant to severe weather, from 165 km/h winds to heavy snow loads. They are equally functional in temperatures between -55 C and +70 C.

The optional ballistic-resistant protection wall has also been independently tested and can withstand hundreds of ballistic impacts. The wall can be used in conjunction with the shelter or as a stand-alone barrier.

ATCO Structures & Logistics currently provides operational support services to the International Security Assistance Force lead by NATO in Afghanistan. Additionally, ASL has provided shelter and real-life support services to civilian powers following natural disasters, most recently to the Government of Haiti.

Dynamic Air Shelters has been manufacturing inflatable shelters for 14 years. Its products have been used around the world.

ATCO Structures & Logistics offers modular buildings, operational support solutions and environmental systems worldwide. With manufacturing facilities in North America, South America and Australia and operations on five continents, the company has the expertise to rapidly deliver a turnkey solution anywhere it is needed. To learn more visit http://www.atcosl.com.

ATCO Structures & Logistics is part of the ATCO Group of Companies. ATCO Group, with more than 7,500 employees and assets of approximately $10 billion, delivers service excellence and innovative business solutions worldwide with leading companies engaged in Utilities (pipelines, natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution), Energy (power generation, natural gas gathering, processing, storage and liquids extraction), Structures & Logistics (manufacturing, logistics and noise abatement) and Technologies (business systems solutions). Full details can be found at http://www.atco.com.

For further information, please contact:

Boris Rassin, Executive Vice President
ATCO Structures & Logistics
Ph: (403) 292-7870

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