(Pictured Above from Left to Right: Dustin Kirk, Brian Bremmer, Robert Slagel, Julius Baer, and Steven Meadows)
Just recently Modular Security Systems Inc. began a partnership with Julius Baer of the Greenup County Area Technology Center to donate scrap steel for use in the schools welding program. Knowing that the welding program was stifled with a limited budget Brian Bremmer, Lead Welder for the manufacturing arm of Modular Security Systems Inc., decided to reach out to Mr. Baer regarding anything the company could do to help. After meeting a couple of times to discuss ways MSSI could work with the school and welding program it was concluded that the company could potentially save the program thousands of dollars by simply donating the scrap steel that MSSI would typically recycle. 2000 pounds of steel was just recently delivered to the school and Mr. Baer visited MSSI headquarters in Worthington, Ky to say thank you in person.
Using ISO shipping containers that would typically go to waste in shipyards around the U.S. MSSI has found a way to reuse these boxes to create portable perimeter security systems and solutions. Even by using ISO shipping containers as a building block for access control gates at job sites and industrial facilities a large amount of steel that gets cutout for doors and windows was still going unused and taken to scrapyards. This left over steel will now be finding it's way to eager students in the welding program at the Greenup County Area Technology Center.
Robert Slagel, Owner and President of MSSI had this to say, "We like to think of ourselves as a green company. Using shipping containers that could very well go unused to create innovative security solutions we've been able to take these boxes and reuse almost every square inch of them. This partnership with the Greenup County Area Technology Center and its' welding program is going to make sure that 100% of the boxes we use to make Patented MAC Portals gets recycled in a more productive way than just going to a scrap yard. And we think that's a great thing."