Hydraulics Help Protect New Orleans

Atlantic Industrial Technologies Awarded $4.5 Million in Army Corp of Engineer Contracts to Help Protect NOLA Post Katrina

Mar 29, 2011, 10:08 ET from Atlantic Industrial Technologies

SHIRLEY, N.Y., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlantic Industrial Technologies was recently awarded over $4.5 Million in government contracts to supply hydraulic systems and computer controls through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The hydraulic systems will play a vital role in five different hurricane protection projects surrounding New Orleans, Louisiana.

Five years after the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina, the massive scale of the rebuilding efforts are still very much a work in progress. As the long road to recovery continues for hundreds of thousands of Americans impacted by Katrina, Atlantic Industrial Technologies is doing our part to help rebuild, restore and reconstruct the Hurricane and Storm Risk Reduction System in the Greater New Orleans area.

Atlantic Industrial Technologies is utilizing our expertise in large scale custom hydraulic power and control systems to provide the Levee Gate Operating Machinery for the large flood gates throughout New Orleans. These Sector Gates will lower flood risk for the Jefferson, St. Bernard, Plaquemines and Charles Parishes; while also creating safer harbors for shipping and fishing vessels during storm surges.

Robert Ferrara, President of Atlantic Industrial Technologies, said, "Atlantic Industrial Technologies is dedicated to providing safe and reliable hydraulic systems that will help defend against future Hurricanes. We are proud and humbled to team with the Army Corps of Engineers in this effort."

In addition to these five contracts in the infrastructure sector, Atlantic industrial Technologies has grown from a primarily industrial machinery house to a diversified custom manufacturer and engineering firm.  Mr. Ferrara adds, "These orders validate the range of our company and continued confidence that Atlantic Industrial Technologies supplies superior product not only for the entertainment and military markets and other diverse niche markets, but is also recognized for our growing presence and capabilities. These new orders, combined with our bookings in the 4th quarter of 2010 will make 2011 the most successful year we have in over 28 years."

About Atlantic Industrial Technologies

For 28 years, Atlantic Industrial Technologies, Inc. designs and manufactures custom hydraulic power units and motion control systems. We have an extensive range of clients in the infrastructure, military, entertainment, power generation, marine, and machine building industries.


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SOURCE Atlantic Industrial Technologies