Dynamic Structures

Dynamic Structures

September 27, 2013 15:23 ET

Breakthrough for Telescopes Creates Jobs for BC Company

Astronomers Eager to See Dramatically Farther and Clearer Into the Cosmos

PORT COQUITLAM, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 27, 2013) - A game-changing technology to help more astronomers make discoveries was unveiled today at Dynamic Structures Ltd.

"Universities dream of having an observatory. This new generation of telescopes makes it even more financially feasible to build them," explains Guy Nelson, CEO, Empire Industries and Dynamic Structures. "Expect more discoveries about our solar system, our galaxy and the universe."

The international demand for large telescopes and amusement rides, the company's other area of expertise, has resulted in a doubling of its workforce. Dynamic Structures largest growth region is Asia.

"Canadian access to growing markets in Asia presents great opportunities for technology enterprises," said the Hon. James Moore, Member of Parliament for Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam, and federal Minister of Industry, who operated a robot to launch the new technology. "Canadians are brilliant innovators, and I am pleased to see that Dynamic Structures' success has led to the creation of more high-quality jobs for British Columbians and for our community."

Traditional telescopes require extremely heavy mirrors supported by bulky observatories. Using robots and the company's new optical technology, Dynamic Structures will be able to mass produce light-weight mirrors able to clearly see distances of millions, even billions of light years.

In addition, the expertise the company developed working in the telescope field continues to be translated into other commercial ventures, most particularly the design and fabrication of amusement park rides. An order backlog of over $100 million worth of such rides to be exported to the U.S., China and elsewhere also necessitated the company's physical expansion and employment growth.

About Dynamic Structures (www.empireds.com)

The precision engineering, steel fabrication and large structure construction company is located in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. Its strength is designing and building complex steel structures that require movement. The company is the leader in providing observatories and amusement rides. Dynamic Structures has designed and built several of the most powerful Earth-based telescopes. It has leveraged this expertise to become a leader in the multi-billion dollar amusement ride industry, serving clients such as Disney in the US, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Dynamic Structures currently employs 130 people, half of which are steel craftspeople. It is a subsidiary of Winnipeg based Empire Industries Ltd (www.empind.com).

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