33 Chilean Miners, 33 ATCO Modular Units in Rescue Mission

SAN JOSE MINE, CHILE–(Marketwire – Oct. 12, 2010) – In response to the incredible mine-rescue mission in Chile where 33 miners are trapped underground, ATCO Structures & Logistics today announced it has provided 33 modular units to be used at the rescue site. The units have been supplied by Tecno Fast ATCO, the company’s South American joint-venture partner.

“We recognized the need for structural support and immediately responded,” said Louie Guglielmo, General Manager, Tecno Fast ATCO.

The units were shipped from ATCO’s Santiago plant on Oct 1. Installation was completed today, after rescue planners determined where best to place the units. 

Some of the modular units will be used as a “dark area” to protect the rescued miners from the light, while other units will be used for first aid. Additional units will be used as an area where the miners can visit with their families.

“I am proud that ATCO can be part of such an incredible operation,” added Guglielmo. “Like the rest of the world, we are praying that this rescue mission goes well.”

Tecno Fast ATCO S.A. is headquartered in Santiago, Chile and is a joint-venture company between Tecno Fast S.A. and ATCO Structures & Logistics Ltd.

ATCO Structures & Logistics offers complete infrastructure solutions worldwide. With manufacturing facilities in North America, South America, Australia, and the Middle East and operations on five continents, the company has the expertise to deliver a rapid, full turnkey solution anywhere it is needed. To learn more visit www.atcosl.com.

ATCO Structures & Logistics is part of the ATCO Group of Companies. With more than 7,500 employees and assets of approximately $9.9 billion, ATCO Group delivers service excellence and innovative business solutions worldwide with leading companies engaged in Utilities (pipelines, natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution), Energy (power generation, natural gas gathering, processing, storage and liquids extraction), Structures & Logistics (manufacturing, logistics and noise abatement) and Technologies (business systems solutions). Full details can be found at www.atco.com.

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