Chile Miner Rescue-American Know How

Far be it for our American President to publicly congratulate (let alone even mention) AMERICAN ingenuity and AMERICAN PRIVATE ENTERPRISE for the miracle rescue of the Chilean Miners.

Schramm Inc. of West Chester, Pennsylvania built the drills and equipment used to reach the trapped miners.

Center Rock Company, also from Pennsylvania, built the drill bits used to reach the miners.

UPS, the US shipping company, delivered the 13-ton drilling equipment from Pennsylvania to Chile in less than 48 hours.

Crews from Layne Christensen Company of Wichita Kansas, and its subsidiary Geotec Boyles Bros., worked the drills and machinery to locate and reach the miners, and then enlarge the holes to ultimately rescue them.

Jeff Hart of Denver Colorado was called off his job drilling water wells for the U.S. Army’s forward operating bases in Afghanistan to lead the drilling crew that reached the miners.

Atlas Copco Construction Mining Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, provided consulting on how to make drilling equipment from different sources work together under differing pressure specifications.

Aries Central California Video of Fresno, California, designed the special cameras that were lowered nearly a mile into the ground sending back video of the miners.

Zephyr Technologies of Annapolis Maryland, made the remote monitors of vital signs that miners wore during their ascent.

NASA Engineers designed the “Phoenix” capsule in which the miners would be brought to the surface, and provided medical consulting, special diets and spandex suits to maintain miners’ blood pressure as they were brought back to the surface.

Drilling Supply Co., Houston also was involved.

Oh, and Canadian-based Precision Drilling Corp. and  South-African company Murray & Roberts, drilled  backup rescue shafts in case the American rig failed. Which it didn’t

Both of the other planned drill rescues, (Plan A and Plan C) failed. Plan B, the American drill plan, was the only one working for the ten days of the rescue effort.

About Alex Scipio

About Alex Scipio: Alex moved out of the People's Republic of California to the Free State of Arizona, finally tiring of the lack of the Bill of Rights, the overgrown idiocracy, and the catering to non-Americans & welfare recipients. He still wonders how America got from Truman, Eisenhower, and Daniel Patrick Moynihan to the Liberal and Conservative extremes so badly managing America today. And, yes, islam DOES need to be annihilated. And doing what he can to get folks away from the extremes of political life.
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1 Response to Chile Miner Rescue-American Know How

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