ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Structures, Inc. (AKS) of Anchorage, Alaska donated a 480-bed shelter system to the devastated area of Tacloban City to aid in the recovery efforts following Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in the Leyte Province of the Philippines.
The donation included: (24) 20' x 32.5' Alaska Small Shelter Systems with insulation, lighting and electrical systems, and re-usable transportation containers, along with (4) power distribution systems with diesel generators, and (24) Alaska 5-ton ECUs (ruggedized HVAC Systems), valued at more than $2 million US dollars.
The entire system was flown to the Philippines aboard a chartered 747 cargo plane. AKS' CEO Richard Hotes and a small group of AKS team members were on the ground to meet the cargo plane, unload, and transport the camp facility by barge to Tacloban city. The entire Alaska Structures Camp Facility, including air conditioning/HVAC, internal electrical systems with lighting, power generation, and power distribution was assembled and operational within 48 hours of arrival on the ground in Tacloban.
The facility is currently providing sleeping accommodations for US Marines and Philippine Army soldiers, as well as other relief workers. The shelters will be left in place to assist other aid, NGO and relief groups performing recovery efforts in the city of Tacloban and surrounding areas.
About Alaska Structures
Alaska Structures is the world's leading supplier of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) rapidly deployable fabric shelter systems to the US Department of Defense (DoD). Over the past ten years AKS has delivered over 30,000 military shelters and more than 16,000 ECUs to the US DoD, NATO and Coalition forces.
AKS designs, engineers and delivers the highest quality fabric building systems for extreme environments. Since it was founded in 1975, over 50,000 AKS shelters have been tested and proven in over 60 countries around the world and have been used for nearly every building application in ... mineral exploration, mining, oil and gas, natural resource projects, workforce housing camps, manufacturing facilities, fly camps, construction housing, military housing facilities, disaster relief housing and facilities, aviation hangars, warehousing, medical complexes, offices, hotels, maximum security prisons, to name a few.
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