Delta Vehicle Control System Protects George H.W. Bush Presidential Library in Texas

Decorative Bollards Secure Presidential Library and Museum


VALENCIA, CALIF. – February 15, 2005 – Delta Scientific, the leading manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, today announced that its decorative bollards are being used to protect the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, located on a ninety-acre site on the West Campus of Texas A&M University. The bollards are designed to protect facilities from those not authorized to enter or others driving errant vehicles.

“Delta Scientific bollards are becoming the worldwide standard for protecting strategic and symbolic buildings such as presidential libraries, embassies and houses of parliament,” says Scott Altizer, high security systems applications engineer at Delta Scientific. “The decorative bollards installed at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum are not only a fitting choice aesthetically, but they can stop an attacking vehicle in its tracks.”

DSC800 bollards, which lower for passing, are utilitarian or elegant, as the application requires. They are used with or without a decorative aluminum casting. The castings can be powder-coated and are available in a variety of styles. Architects are free to design location-specific versions to match the architecture of a given facility, including emblems or logos.

“We are privileged to help protect such an important and historic national treasure trove as that found at the George Bush Presidential Library,” Altizer emphasizes.

Like the other presidential libraries, the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is also a research institution, totally integrated into the academic environment of Texas A&M University.

The Bush Library’s collections include 38 million pages of official and personal papers, 1 million photographs, 2,500 hours of videotape, and 70,000 museum objects. These rich primary sources document George Bush’s distinguished public career as congressman, Ambassador to the United Nations, Chief of the U.S. Liaison Office in China, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Vice-President, and President. Included in the museum’s exhibits are items ranging from a 1925 film of George Bush’s first steps in Kennebunkport, Maine, to records and memorabilia from his tenure as the 41st President of the United States.

The Museum also contains a special section dedicated to former First Lady Barbara Bush and a classroom designed specifically for students from kindergarten through high school.

In the United States alone, over 110 Federal buildings, including courthouses and FBI locations, use Delta’s anti-terrorist systems. Delta Scientific also supplies barriers, bollards and other counter-terrorist barricade systems to over 160 U.S. embassies and consulates in 130-plus countries.