Bibby Ste-Croix President Tom Leonard was invited to be a presenter at the recent Intersec meeting held on January 20-22, 2018 in Dubai, UAE. Intersec is the leading trade fair for safety, security and fire protection. Tom spoke to attendees about the advantages of using cast iron pipe with respect to ease of installation and no requirement or need for difficult fire stopping systems.
Clow Valve team member Rick Smith was reading an article in the Washington Post about the wild fires in California and noticed that the hydrant in the photo is a Clow hydrant produced at the Clow facility located in Corona, California. Cory Zwolinski also saw this same article on MSN.com. This picture was taken in Petaluma, about 20 miles south of Santa Rosa.
With the death toll of at least 31, it’s become the deadliest week for wildfires in California’s history. We hope our products can help the firefighters get these wildfires under control and prevent further loss of property and life.
Lt. General Wendy M. Masiello, director of the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), toured Amerex on January 6. DCMA manages more than $223 billion in Department of Defense contracts.
Last year Colonel David Hosna, commander of the DCMA southeast region in Huntsville, Alabama, toured Amerex and was impressed with its technology and Lean Manufacturing program. When Lt. General Masiello asked to tour a leading manufacturer in the Southeast, rather than suggest Boeing or Lockheed, Colonel Hosna recommended Amerex as an example of a relatively small but growing contractor with an innovative manufacturing program.
Amerex has been selected as the sole fire protection system provider to prime contractor Oshkosh on the Army’s new JLTV (Joint Light Tactical Vehicle) program. Oshkosh was awarded a $6.75 billion initial contract to procure the first 16,901 vehicles for both the Army and Marines. Amerex will provide fire protection to the engine compartment and crew cab of the new vehicle.