SPRINGFIELD, Mass., July 28, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ –Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: SWHC) — Universal Safety Response, Inc. (USR), a Smith & Wesson company and a leading turnkey provider of perimeter security solutions, announced today that the company has completed the design and installation of the company’s GRAB(R) barrier system at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport, security division.
The installation represents a pilot project for which USR was selected to design, engineer, and install a portion of the airport’s perimeter access control point. The project was completed for a Guard Post on the premises of the aviation center. The Port Authority’s customized security solution includes USR’s premier product for reduced-risk vehicle barriers, the GRAB(R) system. The environmentally friendly, all-electric GRAB(R) system is expected to perform 2,000-3,000 cycles per day and is expected to operate in all weather conditions.
In addition to the GRAB(R) system, USR also provided a tailored perimeter security package for the aviation center, which included custom operator panels and custom signal lights for the GRAB(R) system and for two existing barriers located at the Guard Post. The turnkey solution will assist in detecting, delaying, and deterring potential threats and risks to the facility and its personnel.
Wesley M. Foss, Executive Vice President for USR, said, “Airport security represents one of our key focus areas, along with military bases and government and corporate facilities. As our company has grown, we have built relationships with aviation centers across the United States, and we are especially proud to add the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to our growing list of customers. The specific requirements of the application, and the critical nature of security at this facility, allowed us the opportunity to demonstrate our capabilities as a provider of perimeter security solutions.”
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey serves as a critical hub to the infrastructure of the nation’s trade and transportation networks. JFK is one of five airports that is operated by the Port Authority. It has been in operation for over 60 years and handles more international traffic than any airport in the nation.
Based in Franklin, Tenn., USR is a full-service perimeter security integrator, barrier manufacturer, and installer. As a wholly owned Smith & Wesson company, USR provides a complete range of products and services tailored to each client’s unique specifications. USR is proud to incorporate its core values of customer service, integrity, innovation, and quality into every project. Founded in 1994, USR is the creator of the GRAB(R) barrier system. USR serves a variety of clients in the defense, transportation, and petrol-chemical industries, as well as corporate facilities, airports, Fortune 500 companies, national laboratories, and museums. To learn more about USR’s services and products, call (615) 224-0400 or visit www.usrgrab.com. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com.
About Smith & Wesson
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: SWHC) is a U.S.-based, global provider of products and services for safety, security, protection, and sport. The company designs and constructs facility perimeter security solutions for military and commercial applications, and delivers a broad portfolio of firearms and related training to the military, law enforcement, and sports markets. SWHC companies include Smith & Wesson Corp., the globally recognized manufacturer of quality firearms; Universal Safety Response, Inc., a full-service perimeter security integrator, barrier manufacturer and installer; and Thompson/Center Arms Company, Inc., a premier designer and manufacturer of premium hunting firearms. SWHC facilities are located in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Tennessee. For more information on Smith & Wesson and its companies, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to http://www.smith-wesson.com/, www.usrgrab.com or www.tcarms.com.