March 20th, 2008 ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***
Pelican Products Canada Awarded Multi-Million Dollar Contract
For Futuristic Military Weapon Transport Case
TORRANCE, CA – March 20, 2008 — The Canadian Military has awarded a contract for 33,000 co-polymer cases from Pelican Products, Inc. of Edmonton, Canada. The cases are to be issued to every soldier in the Canadian Forces to transport personal and military-issued equipment.
“We’ve been building watertight cases for 30 years, and we’ve seen the trouble that comes with unwanted moisture: corrosion in metals, rot and mold in fabrics,” said Lyndon Faulkner, CEO of Pelican Products. “We’re proud to offer a solution that will enhance the Canadian Military’s readiness and safety.”
The case is an advanced design of Pelican’s 1630 Protector™ Case, and was designed and tooled with needs of the Canadian Military in mind. Kevin Deighton, V.P. of New Product Development, led the development team. “We have intimate knowledge of the superiority of our co-polymer injection molded products. That means we will invest in a 12,000 pound tool with confidence that we will win the target contract, in this case the Canadian M.O.B. Case.”
Because of its versatility, the Canadian Forces have designated the case as the Multi-Operations Box (M.O.B.). In addition to the light weight polymer wall material, the case has wide, ball bearing wheels for transport over rough terrain and an extending tow handle with memory that flexes on impact. A key attribute of the case is the use of an o-ring sealing lid that closes tight with a tongue-and-groove fit. This, in combination with a Gore-TEX® membrane pressure equalization valve, makes the M.O.B. case watertight.
“With our design and technology team in California, we truly produced a case solution that helps to modernize the Canadian soldier,” said Rick LeBlanc, Managing Director of Pelican Canada. “The Multiple Operations Box, in name and features, describes its multi-use capability with a number of containment and mobility solutions for the Canadian Forces.”
With more than 8,250 cubic inches of usable storage space, the 1630 MOB Case is ideal for safely transporting and protecting operational and follow-on equipment including the standard Canadian Forces C7-A2 military issue rifle which stows inside the case without the need for complete weapon breakdown.
The 1630 MOB Case is designed with unique Canadian Forces requirements including a specially formulated (Federal Standard) brown case color, hot-stamped Canadian flag decal, and two removeable 4” x 6” clear identification document holders. These are just a few of the features required by the Canadian Forces to support military deployments throughout the world.
About Pelican Products, Inc.
Pelican™ Products, Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced lighting systems and virtually indestructible cases with distribution centers in Barcelona, Spain - Edmonton, Canada - Tokyo, Japan - China, and Adelaide, Australia. The company was acquired in 2004 by venture capital firm Behrman Capital. For more information, visit www.Pelican.com or www.behrmancap.com
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