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Professional Affiliations

Infrastructure Defense Technologies has retained the services of a number of professionals to handle our:

If you would like to contact any of our professional service providers about the Metalith earth filled protective barriers, the services they provided, or are directed to them by Infrastructure Defense Technologies' management, please use the resource list that follows:

Blast Testing and Blast Engineering Studies

Blast Engineering Consultants

Hinman Consulting Engineers Inc.
1 Bush Street
Suite 510
San Francisco CA 94104
(415) 621-4423
(415) 621-4447 fax
Contact: Eve Hinman, President/Founder

Hinman Engineering is a leading engineering consultancy specializing in protecting people, operations, and property against structural damage caused by explosions, earthquakes, and other natural and man-made hazards. They are a leader in developing anti-terrorist design standards establishing them for U.S. Department of State, U.S. General Services Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. They specialize in the design of blast resistant structures. They deliver architecturally pleasing, cost-effective solutions that optimize protection against the effects of accidental and deliberate explosions. Hinman Engineering serves a number of market segments including the Federal Government, Financial, Military, Private, and Petrochemical.

Applied Research Associates

ARA Corporate Offices
4300 San Mateo Boulevard NE
Suite A-220
Albuquerque, NM 87110-1295
Phone: 505-881-8074
Fax: 505-883-3673

Applied Research Associates, founded in 1979, provides engineering, research and development and technical support services in the areas of weapons, security, the environment and transportation. The New Mexico company, which also has offices throughout the country, is employee-owned and employs more than 500 with slightly more than 100 of them in New Mexico. Last year, the firm reported revenues of $127 million. Applied Research Associates has established an international reputation as an engineering research company that exceeds expectations in solving complex weapons, security, environmental, transportation, and readiness problems.

Office of the Chairman
Hank Cooper, Manager
Joyce Sells, Administrator
2760 Eisenhower Avenue
Suite 308
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-329-0200
Fax: 703-329-0204

ARA Co-Chairmen
Jimmie L. Bratton
Cornelius J. Higgins
Joyce Sells, Administrator
4300 San Mateo Boulevard NE
Suite A-220
Albuquerque, NM 87110-1295
Phone: 505-881-8074
Fax: 505-883-3673

Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center

New Mexico Tech
1001 South Road
Socorro, NM 87801
Phone: (505) 835-5312
Fax: (505) 835-5630
Contact: Associate Director, Mike Stanley

One of the foremost explosives and explosion effects research laboratories in the world. In its 32 square miles restricted terrain, all sorts of things have been blown up, under intense scientific scrutiny. Tests involving mock-ups of airplanes bombed by terrorists have been performed, along with much defense related explosive research. The facility is administered by the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, and some 40 companies and state agencies are involved, including the Defence Nuclear Agency (DNA) and the National Labs.

Karagozian & Case
2550 North Hollywood Way
Suite 500
Burbank, CA 91505-5026
Phone: (818) 240-1919
Fax: (818) 240-4966
Contact: For Blast Consulting Services
Mr. John Crawford, P.E. President

Karagozian & Case (K&C) is a structural engineering firm that offers an integrated package of services to government agencies, building owners and corporations. K&C's services include conventional structural analysis and building design, risk assessment and mitigation for hazards such as terrorist attacks and earthquakes, Homeland Security issues and blast effects engineering.


Critical Infrastructure Security Services

Nuclear Security Services Corporation
701 Willowbrook Centre Parkway
Willowbrook, IL 60527
Phone: (630) 920-1488
Fax: (630) 850-7588
Contact: Mr. Dennis Collins, President

Nuclear Security Services Corporation (NSSC), a Full Security Solutions organization. Their Nuclear Security Division is well known for its innovative approaches to the defense of nuclear power generating plants. Their Aviation Security Division has international experience in conducting security assessments for airports and air carriers. Their Counter Terrorism Division focuses on deterring potential terrorist threats through vulnerability analysis, risk analysis, site surveys and Performance Testing. Their Computer Security Division is rapidly growing to meet the increasing threats to their customers' information systems to ensure that their computer systems remain operational and secure.


Crash Testing Services

KARCO Engineering, L.L.C.
9270 Holly Road
Adelanto CA, 92301
Phone: (760) 246-1672
Fax : (760) 246-8112
Contact: Mr. Jerry Kratzke, Director of Operations 

KARCO Engineering, L.L.C. is the only West Coast Automotive Research Center that offers quality data analysis and accident simulation for use in all automotive crash testing and all associated applications.

Texas Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
3135 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-3135
Phone: 979-845-1713
Fax: 979-845-9356
Contact: Dani Albseron

The Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) works with sponsors at all levels of government and the private sector. TTI is well positioned to offer objective and credible guidance on a wide range of transportation issues. TTI employs approximately 600 people. The A&M System, headquartered in College Station, Texas, is the home and headquarters for TTI. As part of the A&M System, researchers may call on an enormous research library and world-class computing resources. Laboratories and buildings are ample and progressive. A 51,000-square foot building houses most of TTI and interconnects to several laboratory and office buildings, including the Wisenbaker Engineering Research Center (WERC), the Highway Materials Laboratory, the Concrete Laboratory, and the Spectrum Analysis Laboratory. (The Proving Ground Research Facility remains at the Riverside Campus, about 10 miles from the main campus.)


Architectural Design Services

Legat Architects
24 North Chapel Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Phone: (847) 263-3535
Fax: (847) 249-0436
Contact: Mr. Wayne Machnich, AIA, President

Since 1964, Legat Architects has provided d quality planning, architectural services, and design services for thousands of projects. Legat has 4 Chicago area studios and a staff of over 80. Legat focuses on 5 distinct market segments, Education, Higher Education, Healthcare, Government, and Corporate.


Industrial Marketing, Brochure And Website Content Development

Koch Group, Inc.
240 East Lake Street, Suite 300
Addison, IL 60101
Phone: (630) 941-1100
Fax: (630) 941-3865

Mr. Mike Hannigan, Managing Partner

Mr. Bob Groble, Senior Partner

Koch Group, Inc. is a second-generation consulting firm offering industrial marketing solutions for manufacturers. Typical services including market research, market planning, market plan implementation assistance, manufacturers' agent recruitment, industrial website and brochure development and more. They offer practical solutions to the unique marketing problems faced by manufacturers.


Website Development / Print Media Development

Omni Marketing Interactive
847 S. Randall Road #312
Elgin, IL 60123
Phone: (847) 426-4256
Fax: (847) 426-4257
Contact: Shari Thurow, Founder and SEO Director

Omni Marketing Interactive is a creative website design studio providing web design, website usability testing/analysis, information architecture (IA), and search engine optimization (SEO) for all types of businesses.

3161 Heritage Parkway
Elgin, IL 60124
Phone: (847) 608-1995
Contact: Mike Rende, Owner, Designer and Developer

sitebyMike has created solutions for clients with ColdFusion, ASP, JSP, SQL, ActionScript and JavaScript. When a designer is needed, sitebyMike is proficient with Macromedia Fireworks, Flash, and Freehand; Adobe PhotoShop and Illustrator; Corel Painter; Eovia Carrara Studio and many other graphic design and multimedia software programs.

Public Relations / Media Communications

Murray Communications Group
P.O. Box 5860
River Forest, IL 60305-5860
Phone: (708) 366-3755
Fax: (708) 366-9796
Contact: Mr. Jerry Murray, President

Murray Communications Group, Inc. (MCGI) was founded in 1994 by Jerry Murray, a 30-year public relations veteran, who previously served in general management and senior executive capacities at such leading PR firms at Burson-Marsteller, Golin-Harris, Poter-Novelli and Ruder-Finn. MCGI specializes in media relations, reputation management and corporate communications, including crisis containment and employee relations.

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