Delta Scientific, a manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used at 5,000 sites in the United States and internationally, has announced that Harry Dickinson, founder and President, received a Commendation issued by the County of Los Angeles at the Tech Week '05 Awards Reception held at the Antelope Valley Community College in Lancaster. Los Angeles County boasts the highest concentration of engineers, scientists, mathematicians and skilled technicians in the nation.
It also has the largest population (10,103,000 as of January 2004) of any county in the nation and is exceeded by only eight states.
Presented by Paul Novak, Deputy to L.A. County Supervisor Mike Antonovich, the commendation is "In recognition of the dedicated service to the affairs of the community and for the civic pride demonstrated by numerous contributions for the benefit of all the citizens of Los Angeles County."
Introduced by Professor John E. Karayan of Cal Poly Pomona, Dickinson showed crash test videos of Delta Scientific barriers and bollards stopping vehicles weighing as much as 15,000 pounds and going 50 miles per hour dead in their tracks. The company has supplied its counter-terrorist barricade systems to over 160 U.S. embassies and consulates in 130-plus countries as well as those of the United Kingdom and other nations. In the United States alone, Delta has secured over 110 Federal buildings, including courthouses and FBI locations. Over 85 percent of all U.S. nuclear power plants are protected by Delta vehicle barricade systems. The U.S. Air Force and Navy protect their bases around the globe with Delta products.
Delta Scientific systems protect the U.S. Capitol and other Washington landmark buildings, high-rises throughout the world, Broadway pedestrians in New York City, corporate facilities, the Singapore parliament, power and water infrastructure locales, European castles and the private homes of celebrities and influential people in Beverly Hills and other upscale communities.
Technology Week is an annual event sponsored by Los Angeles County to highlight technology matters and firms.