Delta Scientific was contacted by numerous government and military officials within hours of the Sept. 11 attacks to rush barriers and bollards to protect installations around the world. According to Senior Vice President David Dickinson, “We’ve had over 100 inquiries in the District of Columbia alone, requesting we send anything we’ve got in stock. They need protection right away.” Delta makes barriers that can stop (and destroy) a truck traveling 50 mph. Barricades can be raised or lowered to let traffic or let it pass. In the event of an emergency the bollards (thick steel plates) can be raised in 1.5 seconds. “Since the bombings in Africa, the State Department has been upgrading embassies and we’ve added shifts to meet their demand,” added Dickinson. “Additional orders were received after the bombing of the USS Cole. We told them last week that we were prepared to go into overtime to help them provide increased anti-terrorist protection.” Delta Scientific barriers and bollards have been installed at New York City’s Daniel Patrick Moynahan U.S. Courthouse and the Foley Square Courthouse in time for opening statements in the federal case of the United States vs. Osama bin Laden, the Saudi terrorist believed to be behind the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Dickinson states, “We were very pleased to be selected to provide protection for these and other facilities and bases both in the U.S. and abroad. For the U.S. government, our systems are protecting 200 worldwide embassies, 50 federal courthouses, the Pentagon, State Department headquarters, U.S. Supreme Court and military bases around the globe. In addition, we are protecting high profile corporate headquarters, logistics sites that store and ship vital materials, and even the private residences of powerful, influential people.”

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