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Bulk Aviation Transport Tank Wins Fourth Award

March 15, 2013

BATT aviation transportation tank for bulk fuel

Delta, BC, Canada – SEI Industries’ Bulk Aviation Transport Tank (BATT) has been recognized with a fourth award – this one from the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI). After receiving a total of 335 entries from 14 countries, SEI Industries was selected to receive a 2012 International Achievement Award for design excellence in specialty fabrics applications.

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Bambi Bucket Used for Award-Winning Heli-Seeding Initiative

September 18, 2012

Delta, BC, Canada – When wet ground conditions made conventional hydro-seeding impossible, one federal agency, the Transportation Investment Corporation, decided to put the Bambi Bucket to work heli-seeding as part of an award-winning project.

Today, because of this innovative approach, fish and fowl in the Vancouver area can flip, flop and flap for joy because of habitat enhancements undertaken for a highway project. Although the Transportation Investment Corporation’s focus is highway safety, the Colony Farm Restoration and Enhancement Project has given it some special opportunities to ‘branch out’ beyond the highway to restore tidal flows in the Wilson Farm area of Colony Farm, for the first time since it was diked in the early 1900s.

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SEI Industries Appoints Fire & Aviation Resource Services as its New Premo Distributor

July 12, 2012

Delta, BC, Canada – SEI Industries Ltd. (SEI) is pleased to announce that Fire & Aviation Resource Services, based in North Carolina, is the new USA distributor for Premo PSD and Premo Fireballs.

In addition to product sales and support, Mike Maguire, owner of Fire and Aviation Resource Services, will continue providing exceptional service to our valued Premo fire ignition customers.

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Remote monitoring system now available for collapsible tanks

May 28, 2012

Fuel Tank Monitoring SystemSEI Industries is delighted to announce the signing of an exclusive agreement with Varec, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) [NYSE: SAI], to represent its TacFuels collapsible fuel tank monitoring system in Canada, Colombia and Peru.

SEI is the first manufacturing company to integrate fuel monitoring capabilities into its premium Arctic, Desert and Jungle King series of collapsible bladder tanks. This new monitoring capability will provide a number of significant advantages for clients working in remote sites.

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SEI Industries celebrates 30 years of Bambi Bucket

February 22, 2012

Delta, Canada – SEI Industries Ltd. (SEI), is pleased to announce that the world-famous Bambi Bucket just turned thirty. With its easy to use, lightweight, collapsible design, Bambi Bucket revolutionized the aerial firefighting industry in 1982 by improving initial attack response times to wildfires.

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BATT wins two technology awards!

February 1, 2012

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), in collaboration with the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP), have announced that SEI Industries is both the regional and national 2011 Innovation Insights winner for new technology based on its revolutionary Bulk Aviation Transport Tank (BATT) product.

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SEI purchases PremoFire™ and now offers the Premo Fire Ignition product line

October 19, 2011

Delta, Canada – SEI Industries Ltd. (SEI) is pleased to announce its recent acquisition of PremoFire™ from Vanguard Plastics Ltd (VPL). SEI will retain the PremoFire trade-marked brand and continue offering customers and end-users the Premo plastic sphere dispenser (PSD) and Premo Fireballs. SEI is committed to working towards a seamless transition from VPL by ensuring that supply, sales, product support and customer service of the Premo fire ignition product line remains consistent.

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Aerial Fire fighters in action in Laggala

August 29, 2011

Two Bell 212 helicopters from No. 7 Squadron stationed at SLAF Base at Hingurakgoda were deployed this afternoon (01st August 2011) around 3pm to assist in retarding the spread of a major forest fire which erupted in the Laggala forest area close to Wilgamuwa in the Matale District.

Using water from an adjacent tank, the helicopter crew of the first Bell 212 battled the fire with the aid of its underslung ‘Bambi bucket’ flying 6 consecutive shuttles and limited the spread of the raging flames.

On a request made by the Disaster Management Center, SLAF pilots Squadron Leader Chamila Hiripitiya and Flight Lieutenant Dumidu Marasinghe deployed to the area. The fire had spread very quickly at the base of the mountain range which made the operation of fighting the fire a tricky business as it was difficult to maneuver the helicopter along the mountain slope. However this fire had to be curtailed, as, had it reached the nearby ‘Nagolla’ town the consequences would have been disastrous. The pilots had to fly 7 km from the scene of the fire to obtain water from a tank which was itself an arduous task as the water levels in the tank were also depleting.

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New Bambi Bucket & Dragon Fire Ignition Sales Representative in Australia

Delta, Canada – SEI Industries Ltd. announces the retirement of a dedicated and long-term sales distributor in Australia. Kevin Gosling of Gosling & Associates was SEI’s exclusive sales representative in Australia for more than 20 years. GAAM Emergency Products is the new Australian distributor for SEI’s aerial firefighting Bambi Bucket including the prescribed burning and controlled burn Fire Ignition Product lines.

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If You Can’t Stand the Heat…

July 20, 2011

Controlling a raging forest fire or an unrelenting wildfire is a task that few pilots are capable of undertaking. James Careless finds out what it takes to be one. Click on the photo below to read a latest article from RotorHub Magazine.

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