ATCO Ltd.
TSX : ACO.Y
TSX : ACO.X

ATCO Ltd.
ATCO Structures & Logistics Ltd.

ATCO Structures & Logistics Ltd.

February 08, 2011 13:27 ET

ATCO Introduces Blast-Resistant Inflatable Shelters

Structures are designed for safety and rapid deployment

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 8, 2011) - 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 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 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 www.atco.com.

Forward-Looking Information:

Certain statements contained in this news release may constitute forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as "anticipate", "plan", "estimate", "expect", "may", "will", "intend", "should", and similar expressions. Forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking information. The Corporation believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking information are reasonable, but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking information should not be unduly relied upon. Any forward-looking information contained in this news release represents the Corporation's expectations as of the date hereof, and is subject to change after such date. The Corporation disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities legislation.

Contact Information

  • ATCO Structures & Logistics
    Boris Rassin
    Executive Vice President
    (403) 292-7870
    www.atcosl.com