ArmorDillo: Tested for Superior Peel Strength

The readiness of military assets is fundamental to protecting the US homeland and its interests abroad. The vehicles and equipment that form America’s defense arsenal include military ground vehicles, weapon systems and devices on naval ships and airfields. These expensive and critical investments that may be called up at a moment’s notice face a barrage of daily threats; corrosion, mold, mildew, UV radiation, water intrusion, and wind damage are just some of the natural forces that can compromise the reliability and integrity of defense assets.[1] That’s why branches of the US Armed Services, in particular the Navy, count on Transhield’s heavy duty fabric to protect the machines that protect America.

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Topics: Protective Covers

Exploring the Historical Development of VCI Fitted Covers for Military Applications

March 15, 2017 / in VCI Technology / by Mindy McIntire

Equipment losses were appalling in the early years of World War II.[1] This was primarily due to poor packaging for overseas shipping, which led to widespread corrosion. Fortunately, those trying to address the problem found that paper, cardboard, cloth, and other packaging materials could be impregnated with nitrite-based corrosion inhibitors and used for either shipment or storage of equipment. As such, VCIs have been extensively used by the U.S. Department of Defense since World War II, and the DoD includes VCIs in a military standard for packaging materials.

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Topics: VCI Technology

Transhield Military Covers

March 13, 2017 / in by Mindy McIntire

Transhield military covers are used by the United States Army, United States Marine CorpsNational Guard, United State Coast Guard and the United State Navy.  Awarded 182 NSNs, Transhield's covers protect military assets from the elements.

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Top 3 Reasons to Visit Transhield at Global Force 2017

March 10, 2017 / in by Mindy McIntire

Transhield is going to the 2017 Global Force Symposium and Exposition and we could not be more excited. We will be joining 6000 other attendees and exhibitors in Huntsville, Alabama, to explore the next phases of innovation that will be implemented by the US Army. With representatives from a wide range of industries attending, we know the sheer number of booths can be overwhelming. Luckily, we’ve put together a few excellent reasons why visiting the Transhield exhibit should be at the top of your list.

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Five Reasons Transhield Protective Covers Will Revolutionize Your Storage Plan

March 06, 2017 / in by Mindy McIntire

It’s incredible how much of an impact corrosion has on a country’s infrastructure, regardless of climate. Everywhere from deserts to the tropics, corrosion results in poor performance and dangerous conditions, necessitating repair and even replacement of equipment and materials. Worldwide, the costs associated with corrosion are astronomical. In the United States alone, the cost is around $276 billion per year.

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Embracing Change to Succeed: Our Custom Equipment Covers

February 13, 2017 / in by Mindy McIntire

Transhield has experienced a lot of change over the past several years. From explosive personnel growth to implementing a new ERP system, we are faced with change on a consistent basis. We’ve found, over the years, it’s how we react to change that determines our rate of success.

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We Protect the Naval Assets That Protect America

February 06, 2017 / in Protective Covers / by Mindy McIntire

The US Navy invests heavily in vehicles, machines, and weapon systems to defend America’s interests both at home and around the world. The high-tech equipment and ordnances onboard today’s naval fleets are full of next-generation technology to give service members an edge in combating dangers. But all that advanced intelligence and scientific engineering can easily succumb to the oldest forces on Earth—the elements. 

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Topics: Protective Covers

Part Two: Transhield Equipment Covers Deliver Vital Equipment Protection for Wind Turbine Transportation

January 17, 2017 / in Protective Covers, Wind Energy / by Mindy McIntire

In part one of our two-part series on the wind energy sector, we looked at the logistical challenges associated with the increasingly large equipment required to build wind turbines.  With wind energy providing nearly two percent of U.S. energy consumption and growing rapidly, efficiently transporting and protecting wind turbine equipment is essential for industry expansion.

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Topics: Protective Covers, Wind Energy

Part One: Advanced Wind Energy Technology Requires Innovative Logistics Solutions

January 11, 2017 / in Wind Energy / by Mindy McIntire

Over the past decade, land-based wind turbines have dramatically increased in both height and overall size. Technology advancements have resulted in sophisticated blade designs that are longer and lighter than ever before. This, along with the manufacturing cost reduction associated with economies of scale, has decreased the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for wind turbines, making them a more attractive energy solution.

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Topics: Wind Energy

Packaging. What does it say about your product?

December 15, 2016 / in by Mindy McIntire

As we approach the holiday season, when gift shopping and gift giving become a priority, it’s hard to notice anything besides the variety of bags, totes, and sacks used by retailers to package and promote their merchandise. The exterior says something about what is inside. It’s the first impression of the gift. It is easy to conclude that if it’s wrapped without any thought, the contents of the package may not be as important. If the package is well-conceived and packaged with care, the product comes across as personal and special.

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Transhield is the maker of custom protective coverings for the industrial, marine, military, automotive, and wind energy markets. Our corporate offices are located in Elkhart, Indiana where we design and render custom covers as well as engineer and test new fabric formulas in our state-of-the-art laboratory.


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