CAMP HILL, Pa., Jan. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global industrial company Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) announced today a new product introduction for the physical protection of critical infrastructure and high security operating facilities.
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GrateGuard™ began as a solution to a common security concern: How best to provide a high strength security barrier physically capable of withstanding a concerted intrusion effort? Current market offerings of chain link fencing, ornamental iron or aluminum, welded wire and expanded metal all provide a visual deterrent, but each lacks in the critical ability to thwart a well-equipped breach.
”The security needs of the world have increased substantially over the past decade, not only at airports but also to protect the critical infrastructure of power grids and water supplies as well as ports of entry, railroads and borders,” said Bob Masten, product manager at the Harsco Industrial IKG division. “With GrateGuard™, we’re responding directly and effectively to these increasing needs with a new solution unlike anything else on the market, one that provides the ultimate in deterrence, delay and denial to attempted security breaches.”
GrateGuard™ draws on more than 100 years of Harsco Industrial IKG division leadership in the production of high strength industrial bar grating. Like its durable grating cousin, GrateGuard™ is fabricated from heavy duty steel bar and rod stock that is fusion welded for superior strength and rigidity along the entire panel structure. GrateGuard’s imposing presence and high strength-to-weight ratio deliver a substantial, first-line deterrence against potential intrusion.
Moreover, GrateGuard’s modular design and unique, patent pending framework of high strength posts, rails and brackets enables entire fencing perimeters to be quickly erected over variable terrain with less labor and waste than conventional systems. Configurations are available up to 20 feet in height. Full details and product specifications can be found at www.grateguardfence.com.
Harsco’s Industrial IKG division, part of the Company’s Harsco Industrial operating segment, has been one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-strength steel and aluminum bar grating for over a century, serving power plants, refineries, shipyards and factories with versatile open-grid safety walkways, flooring and architectural structures. The division operates production plants in North America and China and serves a broad array of applications throughout the world.
Harsco Corporation is a leading diversified industrial company providing a range of onsite services and engineered products to the global steel, energy and railway sectors. Harsco’s common stock is a component of the S&P SmallCap 600 Index and the Russell 2000 Index. Additional information can be found at www.harsco.com.