Press Release Feb 13, 2002
Delta Scientific Designated National Emergency Defense Supplier
Federal DPAS Program Deems Barriers/Bollards as Key to National Defense
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
VALENCIA, CALIF. – February 13, 2002 – In response to the war on terrorism, the Department of Commerce’s Office of Strategic Industries & Economic Security has included counter-terrorism bollards and barriers from Delta Scientific in its Defense Priorities and Allocations System Program (DPAS). This allows the U.S. government, including the military, to receive preferential treatment in obtaining Delta’s vehicle access control products.
“Since 9-11, the need to install anti-terrorist barriers and bollards that will stop unauthorized vehicles from entering military bases, embassies, federal facilities and other government-controlled areas is at an all-time high,” emphasizes David Dickinson, Delta Scientific senior vice president. “With our barriers and bollards, federal officials and the military can provide force protection and building security against the threats of car bombs and other unauthorized vehicle entries.”
According to Dickinson, the DPAS program assures the timely availability of products that are needed to meet current national defense program requirements and provides an operating system to support rapid industrial response in a national emergency. When needed, DPAS gives the government the right or preference to take shipment of any barrier or bollard in production at Delta.
“As the law is written, the President can place an order with us for any articles or materials required for the exclusive use of the U.S. armed forces whenever he determines that, in the interest of national security, prompt delivery of the articles and materials is required,” Dickinson explains. “We must give precedence to that order.”
Delta’s counter-terrorist systems will stop and destroy a truck weighing 15,000 pounds (13,608 Kg) traveling 50 mph (80.5 kph). The barricades and bollards can be raised or lowered either manually or by remotely controlled precision power systems at will to stop traffic or let it through. Under emergency conditions, they can be raised in as little as a single second. In December, Delta announced adding a new production facility and a tripling of its manufacturing output.
“Within hours of the September 11 attack, government and military officials were contacting us to rush deliveries of our barriers and bollards,” reports Dickinson. “We’ve also been inundated with a surge of orders from foreign governments and the private sector to produce even more barriers and bollards needed to protect their personnel from vehicle bomb and hazmat attacks.”
Delta Scientific Corporation is the leading manufacturer of vehicle access control equipment with over 260,000 square feet of production facilities in Palmdale, Calif. Delta’s three product lines consist of high-security vehicle barricade systems, parking control equipment and guard booths. Delta Scientific has been engineering and manufacturing vehicle access control equipment since 1974 and sells its products worldwide.
Corporate headquarters, equipment sales, systems engineering and technical service are located at 40355 Delta Lane, Palmdale, Calif.93551. Phone is (661) 575-1100. Website is deltascientific.com. Product installation and maintenance services are provided through Delta’s Tampa, Fla. office.
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