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Aerostat hovers over South Boston

lindstrand usa aerostatIt's a bird, it's a plane. No, it's an aerostat that was hovering over the Day Complex adjacent to South Boston Elementary School on Friday afternoon.

Lindstrand USA of South Boston, manufacturer of aerostats and inflatable structures, designed this technically superior mode of surveillance and communications that is insensitive to weather and works equally well in both tropical and arctic climates.

Typical payloads are day and night cameras, surveillance radars, VHF and UHF repeaters, TV and radio transmissions.

The aerostat is filled with helium and fitted with an air ballonet to compensate for changes in temperature and altitude.

Tethered aerostats can be made in almost any size. Smaller aerostats can be easily packed away and re-inflated in only half an hour.

from the Gazette-Virginian

Founder of Base-X new owner of Lindstrand

Bea Maurer, founder of Base-X, has purchased Lindstrand USA, becoming the majority shareholder, and making the Virginia-based company a woman-owned, small business, situated in South Boston, a HubZone area.

Founder Per Lindstrand and Angela Lewis remain minority shareholders and will work with Maurer to continue the mission of Lindstrand USA while expanding its capabilities.

Lindstrand USA manufactures state-of-the-art lighter-than-air vehicles and air cell inflatable structures.

“I am thrilled to be working with such an innovative and fast-growing company,” said Maurer. “I feel Lindstrand USA’s vision integrates closely with my own.”

Maurer founded Base-X, now a part of Hunter Defense Technologies, which makes rapid-deployable shelters for military applications.  Lindstrand USA is expanding its line of aerostats and airships to include a newly developed mooring station. The integration of a hybrid shelter, consisting of air cell and air beam technology, will bring a new breath of fresh air to the shelter industry.

Lindstrand USA will also be introducing commercial products to the marketplace with unique designs and capabilities.

from the Gazette-Virginian

Lindstrand finalist for economic resilience award

Lindstrand USA, Inc., manufacturer of the most advanced lighter-than-air vehicles and air inflatables in the world, has been selected as a finalist in a University of Virginia competition that highlights and promotes the most resilient businesses in economically-challenged parts of the Commonwealth.

“Five years ago, Lindstrand USA opened for business in Southside Virginia with a primary goal of securing U.S. Government contracts. Working with the local Virginia Employment Commission, 31 now highly skilled, full-time employees have been hired, and the company has grown into a multi-million dollar operation. 60 percent of its sales are exported worldwide. Sales have diversified from 100 percent military to 50/50 military/commercial. Our success is mainly due to the support of the American National Bank, Virginia Economic Development Partnership, the Industrial Development Authority and the Longwood SBDC. The Virginia Employment Commission has also played an important part in helping us select an outstanding team.” said Angela Lewis, chief operating officer. “It is an overwhelming honor to receive word that the Tayloe Murphy Center at the Darden School of Business – one of the best business schools in the country – has nominated Lindstrand USA as a finalist for its Resilience Award.”

Lindstrand USA is one of 14 finalists from among 21 semi-finalists and 88 total businesses statewide to enter this year’s Tayloe Murphy Resilience Awards competition, which honors healthy entrepreneurial-based businesses in areas facing high unemployment, high poverty and low entrepreneurial activity.

The company will now compete to be one of five winners.

from The News & Record

Arctic 'Igloo' takes shape on Burlington property

arctic iglooHIGH-TECH IGLOO – That's what this inflatable structure appears to be, but it's actually a drilling warehouse manufactured here by Lindstrand, USA, and bound for the north slope of Alaska. Pictured, from left, are Richard Tisch of Fairweather Exploration and Production Services, Angela Lewis of Lindstrand and Dan Gilbert of Base-X, which are cooperating in the venture. (G-V Photo/Doug Ford)

Like something out of a science fiction movie, it rises from the pavement next to the former Burlington plant in Halifax, but its final destination is the north slope of Alaska.

It may look like an igloo for a very large Eskimo, but it's really an inflatable drilling warehouse, built here by Lindstrand, USA and bound for Prudhoe Bay, according to Richard Tisch of Fairweather Exploration and Production Services of Anchorage.

His company had been researching different types of shelters for drilling purposes on Alaska's north slope, when they came upon Lindstrand, a noted manufacturer of high-tech inflatable buildings, explained Tisch.

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