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ADS Inc / Phokus Research Group / Cardiac Science – AED and Bleeding Control Pack

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

At Warrior East, I found out that ADS Inc, Phokus Research Group and Cardiac Science have teamed up to offer an AED and Bleeding Control Pack solution for wall mount installation.  Not that many years ago, Automated External Defibrillators were only used by medical personnel and it was rare to find one outside of a medical facility.  Today, they are more sophisticated and found everywhere.  They are used to restart the heart after a sudden cardiac arrest which can strike those with a variety of conditions.

Unfortunately, mass casualty events such as mass shootings have become more common over the past few years so it seems obvious to combine a Cardiac Science AED with Phokus Research Group’s bleeding control packs.

In addition to the Cardiac Science AED, the box also contains a kit filled with Individual Bleeding Control Kits consisting of Quickclot dressing, Tourniquet, Z-fold sterile frog gauze, chest seals, medical frog tape, nitrile gloves and a rescue blanket. What’s more, the wall mounted boxes can be alarmed to alert medical and security personnel when they are used.

Available for agency and unit purchase through ADS Inc. 

Warrior East Preview – WeaponLogic

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

At this week’s Warrior East you’ll get a chance to check out WeaponLogic, a weapon shot counter and wireless inventory control system. It was created in response to a long-standing government interest in a means to measure weapon usage for maintenance purposes. The idea is to collect highly accurate weapon usage data and manage the weapon’s maintenance via software.

Specifically, it fulfills the characteristics put forth in a Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane RFI for a Cartridge Shot Counter:

CSC is a system of components that detect and record shots fired, cadence of fire, and possible other maintenance specific data for family of weapons (pistols, carbines, rifles, machine guns, and precision rifles). The CSC will read all passive tag identification on barrels and various ancillary attachments (Scopes, Lasers, and Flashlights Etc…). The capability is sought for all family of weapons configurations.

Data Collection Device (DCD). A Data Collection Device (DCD) will be used to read the Item Unique Identification (IUID) of the weapon and ancillary attachments, store and transmit this information to the CSC (located on the weapon). It will also read and the record shots fired, cadence of fire, and possible other weapon history details such as barrel temperature. The DCD will also transfer data while sitting in and charging in the DCD cradle connected via USB 3 (compatible to USB 2.0) to the Weapon Enhanced Arms Repair (WEAR) maintenance software loaded on a NMCI Standard seat and/or a SOCOM Standard.

As you can see below, WeaponLogic consists of a Weapon Hub Data Collection Device which fits into a weapon’s pistol grip and an Weapon Identification Maintenance System which includes an Scanner and ID system to wirelessly import information from the DCD into the computer.

An added bonus is that the RF-based tagging system allows the simple inventory, of even a roomful of weapons. This facilitates new storage options for home station as well as while deployed.

Be sure to check it out at Warrior East, this Thursday and Friday.

Weapon Logic

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Marine South – Big Ass Solutions

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

ADS Inc had Big Ass Solutions in their booth at Marine South.  This model is the 6-1/2 foot tall Black Jack which is impressively quiet considering it’s, well, a Big Ass Fan.  The variable blade speed Black Jack is mounted on wheels and has a 25′ cord.  This chart gives you an idea of what kind of air movement you are seeing.  


ADS, Inc. Announces Partnership With OxyBand Technologies Inc.

Thursday, April 7th, 2016


State-of-the-art OxyBand Product To Revolutionize Healing For Injured Skin and Tissue

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. April 1, 2016 — ADS, Inc. provides customized solutions to all branches of the military, first responders, law enforcement and government organizations. As a leader in the industry, ADS, Inc. seeks out manufacturers and partnerships that are on the cutting edge of technology in order to provide their customers with the best possible products to complete their missions.

Enter OxyBand, cleared by the FDA to administer oxygen to wounds and tissue for up to 5 days directly from the dressing without a generator, tank or carrier solution. In a clinical trial conducted by the United States Army Institute for Surgical Research (USAISR), OxyBand significantly outperformed the standard of care for accelerating healing and reducing pain without infection.

When tissues in the body are deprived of oxygen, the irreversible process of tissue death begins. For those on the front lines suffering burns, blasts and other injuries, damage can occur to tissue and blood vessels; interrupting the blood supply needed to deliver oxygen to the wound site for tissue regeneration. Thanks to this recent partnership, OxyBand™ will be on the battlefield, in the line of duty or in the wake of emergency when needed most.

In an effort to simplify and expedite the procurement process for their customers, ADS, Inc. has made OxyBand available on their Distribution and Pricing Agreement (DAPA) Schedule with DLA, and proofed the product to fit the scope of a variety of their other Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contracts. ADS, Inc. is also stocking the product to minimize the delivery time for orders.


Virginia Beach Defense Contractor ADS, Inc. Awarded $975 Million Contract To Support DOD Counter Narcotics And Global Threats Operations

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. March 18, 2016 – ADS, Inc., the Virginia Beach based defense contractor, has received a Multiple Award Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with the Department of Defense Counter Narcotics and Global Threats Division (CN&GT) of the U. S. Air Force Air Combat Command Acquisition Management and Integration Center (AMIC). The 3-year base contract includes two 2-year extensions for a total of 7 years with a total not-to-exceed value of $975 million.

Under this contract, ADS will provide services, equipment, material and perform minor construction to support U.S. Government and partner nation operations and logistics efforts to detect, deter, disrupt, degrade and defeat national security threats posed by illegal drugs, trafficking, piracy and transnational organized crime within the continental U.S. and abroad.

ADS has a long-standing relationship and proven past performance supporting the CN&GT Division. In 2014, the company stood up a team specifically dedicated to expanding its capabilities in an effort to earn the position of prime supplier with the division and provide even more value for their critical mission. After investing the resources to build the necessary capabilities and obtain the requisite certifications, ADS was awarded the contract in February.

“We are thrilled with this opportunity to continue to support DOD CN&GT efforts,” said Karan Rai, ADS President and Chief Financial Officer. “This is the culmination of many months of work on the part of many ADS team members. This contract has a lot of moving parts and our team looks forward to supporting our customers with the equipment and services they need to complete their mission while expanding our role in the defense of the U.S. and our allies.”


ADS Inc Completes Acquisition of Theodor Wille Intertrade

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

ADS, Inc. Finalizes Acquisition of Leading International Prime Vendor to the U.S. Department of Defense

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA–(Marketwired – November 03, 2015) – ADS, Inc., a leading provider of value-added logistics and supply chain solutions, announced today that it has closed the acquisition of Theodor Wille Intertrade (TWI). In September 2015, ADS entered into a definitive agreement with TWI shareholders to acquire all of TWI’s outstanding shares. Headquartered in Zug, Switzerland with operations in Germany and the United Arab Emirates, TWI will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of ADS, Inc.

TWI is a global provider of integrated supply chain solutions to customers primarily operating in the United States European Command (EUCOM) and the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) regions. As an ADS subsidiary, TWI will continue to operate its business as a division of ADS.

TWI delivers construction materials, equipment, hardware, food and food services, as well as providing logistics and transportation management services to the U.S. military and other large government contractors operating in the U.S. European Command (EUCOM) and the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) regions. TWI’s existing business and pipeline will complement ADS’ current portfolio of contract vehicles and provide both companies with exciting new business development opportunities.

Headquartered in Virginia Beach, Va., ADS provides equipment, procurement and support solutions to Department of Defense (DOD), other U.S. Government agencies, defense contractors and foreign governments. The company ensures mission success, operational efficiency and cost savings for its customers. The ADS team is comprised of dedicated professionals, veterans and retired government personnel with unmatched knowledge of suppliers, products, procurement, budget processes, supply chain management and logistics.

Joining forces with TWI allows ADS to immediately diversify its business into the food and subsistence market. The ability for ADS to combine its global capabilities with TWI’s existing logistics, transportation and supply chain management services expertise in local markets throughout Europe, the Middle East and Central and Southwest Asia will bring tremendous benefits to its customers and partners.

“Now that the acquisition is officially finalized, the entire team is eager to commence with plans to integrate these two highly complementary businesses,” said Karan Rai, ADS President and CFO. “While our focus will be on successful integration execution in the short term, I am genuinely excited about the long-term growth opportunities for this combined ADS and TWI platform.”

ADS and TWI have a long history of building customer loyalty; both are two of only 15 companies recognized as a Gold-Tier supplier for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) as part of the Department of Defense’s Superior Supplier Incentive Program. The Gold-Tier distinction is the highest honor awarded to a supplier by DLA.

The Gold-Tier program is designed to identify the highest performing suppliers measured in areas such as cost, schedule, performance, quality and business relations. To be eligible, companies must have significant DLA contracts, a proven track record of performance and an established rating with the federal Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS). More than 150 suppliers were considered for these awards, with only the top 40 selected as DLA’s Gold-Tier suppliers. The Gold-Tier distinction is the highest honor awarded to a supplier by DLA.

“We’re excited to welcome TWI to the ADS family,” said Damian del Toro, ADS Vice President. “TWI is an amazing company with fantastic people. When combined with the industry-leading team at ADS, we have a unique opportunity to further enhance our global services to solve our customers’ challenges while achieving our strategic growth plans.” Mr. del Toro will be spearheading the ADS-TWI integration and will serve as the TWI Division General Manager.

Specialized Chemical Ordnance Transport System for EOD

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Streamlining Equipment for the Leak, Seal and Pack Evolution
UTS and ITS’ Interoperable Specialized Chemical Ordnance Transport System (SCOTS)


Department of Defense (DOD) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) warfare capabilities exist to locate, identify, render safe and transport unexploded chemical ordinance to specified locations. Across all branches of service, EOD technicians embrace the same basic evolution of “Leak, Seal and Pack.”

To address this mission requirement, commands would each develop their own Initial Entry Team (IET) kit, usually an expensive and cumbersome task with numerous variances from their other service counterparts. In short, the equipment used to accomplish the “leak, seal and pack” evolution was disjointed and varied from service to service. This somewhat hindered community effectiveness due interoperability issues. The question was, how to leverage EOD technician expertise, across services, in an attempt to mitigate variances in equipment and increase effectiveness. That’s when ADS got the phone call from United Tactical Supply (UTS) on behalf of the U.S. Navy EOD community. Recognizing that the issue was one of interoperability, standardization and effectiveness at a reasonable price, the partnership was designed to develop an adaptable kit, keeping the different requirements of the end-users in mind.

UTS SCOTS Linecard

Feedback, knowledge, and real-world experiences from all U.S. EOD communities are at the core of the development of the Specialized Chemical Ordnance Transport System (SCOTS). Over the course of a year, we worked to identify EOD technician requirements, using them as a blueprint to develop a kit that addressed their concerns by using the latest products and technology in the industry. We filled the capability gaps, not just for the U.S. Navy’s EOD community, but also for all branches of the military. This kit is truly built by the EOD community, for the EOD community. Until the creation of the SCOTS kit, no standardized kit, with service-wide applicability, had existed.

“We at ADS, teamed up with UTS and the EOD end-use customers to develop a kit that could be used by every branch of service,” said Brad Riddick, special missions business development manager at ADS. “Whereas before, EOD teams had their own kits, the SCOTS kit filled the interoperability void perfectly.”

Each component has been carefully considered and evaluated, not only by EOD community expert technicians, but also by ADS and UTS experts. Some components include, activated carbon cloth technology, combined with a fully validated individual decontamination system. This technology not only aids sealing and containment of chemical rounds, it also allows for swift decontamination. The entire system is contained in a portable transport case, and can be tailored for multiple chemical round scenarios.

“We have fielded it [SCOTS] and, to date, everyone we fielded it to has given exceptionally positive feedback on it,” said Riddick. It’s applicable, cost-effective and suitable to the task at hand. It’s a win for everybody.”

The SCOTS is a combination of manufactured nylon components, vetted decontamination media and activated carbon cloth, in conjunction with procedures directly out of the EOD publications, that make this a total solution for the decontamination, sealing, containment and transport of chemical ordnance.

This press release was written by Ellen Bock and supplied by ADS Inc

How One Woman Turned Her Field Medical Equipment Manufacturing Business on Its Head

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Brenner’s Steel Will

When your family has been in the business of making field hospital beds for more than 60 years with designs that are still in use today, what do you do for an encore? You make an even better bed that adheres to the same standards of quality for which that the corporation has become known. That’s exactly what Christine Brenner did, and her attention to detail and dedication to her customers shine through in every aspect of her corporation’s products.

In 2011, Christine came into the family business spotlight as the owner and CEO after the passing of her husband Sidney Brenner. Ever since she took the reins of the 60-plus year-old company, she has continued to uphold Brenner Metal Products Corp’s reputation for quality while refining and redefining the corporation’s offerings and products to better suit customers’ requirements. But as Brenner will tell you, it has not been smooth sailing and she has done her fair share of kicking and screaming to get the corporation where it is today.

While the corporation makes more than adjustable field hospital beds, this product has certainly become the feature item as a testament to the exacting attention to detail and specifications that brought mainstream production of the bed back to Brenner. Brenner Metal Products Corp. was the original manufacturer for the Department of Defense (DOD) beds in the 1960s. While their original design has definitely stood the test of time, new requirements prompted U.S. Army Medical Material Agency (USAMMA) leaders to revamp the original design.

The request for a new design came out in 2012, during Christine’s transition to the president and CEO seat. The bid went unanswered and USAMMA officials, unable to find a design that met their specifications, settled on an unmodified bed. The contract went into limbo.

It wasn’t until 2013, after dwindling DOD requests and a noticeable shift in the way government agencies made purchases, Brenner began asking questions about new procurement methods before finally being directed to a “DOD Vendor Day.” It was there, she met USAMMA officials who informed her of the previous request in 2012 and the existing necessity for a modified bed that could meet all specifications. As Brenner stated, “I needed to find a place where I could fit back in. It felt good to finally find an audience because it gave me an opportunity to make Brenner Metal the corporation it needed to be. This was my time to define the business.”

Brenner asked for a shot at the contract and was given consideration for the bid based on the corporation’s past performance and a long-standing tradition of excellence with regard to the existing field hospital bed design. There was no doubt in her mind that her team could match the desired specifications, stating that this redesign was more than just a “square-filler” project but rather would be the result of thoughtful design. This was her opportunity to prove that Brenner Metal Products Corp. could once again deliver the types of products that would hit every mark and stand the test of time.

“When we received the request, my team and I were determined to give them [USAMMA] exactly what they were looking for,” said Brenner. “I can do it. I gave myself three months to give them everything they wanted. In the end, it was exactly what they needed. I went beyond what they had asked for and they didn’t change a thing.”

The team at Brenner was shooting for perfection, but that can only be achieved by asking copious questions, lots of trial and error and unwavering attention to detail, all the way down to what type of clip to use when securing the bed for transport and the length of the bedrails. There was obviously a deliberate hand in the creation of this product. Laughing, Brenner states that she will never be finished perfecting this bed. It’s the thing that keeps her up at night and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

“I was only given very general specs so I had to put this together in my own mind and think what would be best,” said Brenner. “But I knew, this would be the thing that redefined who we are as a company. After lots and lots queries and research, we made the bed what we thought it should be. I built it for the end-user. If anybody truly deserves the very best, our wounded warriors do.”

The field hospital folding bed is constructed of aluminum alloy and weighs only 70 lbs. It was modified for use by field medical personnel at fixed medical installations. Now, the bed consists of an outer frame with attached folding hinged legs and pad-type feet, modified to interchange with caster wheels at either end. The head can be raised to 65 degrees in order to support sitting or lowered for the Trendelenberg position, where the head is lowered and the feet are elevated. Accessories include a swivel tray, detachable side rails, adjustable feet pads, castor wheels, mattress pad, mesh under mount shelf and personal effects bag. The bed, along with all components easily fits into a nylon bag with Velcro buckles for easy transport, all proudly made in Wallington, N.J.

Improvements from the currently in-use field hospital bed are the adjustable side rails, a three-inch mattress pad for extended patient care, adjustable leg positions at one-inch increments, interchangeable six-inch castor wheels and a dual purpose swivel arm mayo tray, to name a few.

While this bed will undoubtedly see plenty of action in remote field hospitals around the world, its most noteworthy venue will be as one of the components of UN Level II hospitals currently being sourced by the U.S. State Department, through ADS, Inc. The latest request for these facilities was provided to Togo for support in Mali. The connection came as part of ADS’ kitted solution that provides fully DOD and FDA qualified UN Level II medical centers for use in designated areas of conflict. More than 45 partners joined with ADS, Inc., the Virginia Beach-based solutions provider and force multiplier to develop a one-stop medical solution for the U.S. State Department. The entire facility can be transported anywhere in the world via six, 20-foot shipping containers. Brenner’s portable, folding field hospital bed is an important part of that solution.

What’s the next step for Brenner’s team? After partnering with ADS, she began fielding orders from U.S. Marine Corps medical teams, as well as continuing to fulfill orders for adjustable field hospital beds to USAMMA and the DOD. Brenner views the ADS partnership as the game-changer when it comes to taking her business to the next level. “I’m really excited to work with ADS because our partnership put my product out there at different level. I have domestic and international exposure now. It’s really going to take me to the next level.”

Brenner also plans on revisiting and reengineering other medical field equipment, breathing new life into the tried and true designs of the business. Her take on this, “I am excited for the opportunity to modify and create products that will satisfy my customers and brand Brenner Metal Products as a leader in supplying medical field equipment for the next generation.”

Thanks to ADS for this cool story about Brenner Metal Products Corp.