Archive for May, 2014

VA Secretary Resigns

Friday, May 30th, 2014

u.s. armed forcesPresident Obama announced the resignation of Eric Shinseki this Friday. The former Army general had been feeling pressure to resign over the past months due to controversy over waits for care in VA hospitals. Obama met with Shinseki before he faced reporters to say that Shinseki felt that “the VA needs new leadership” in regards to the growing number of problems it faces. Shinseki also went on to say that he didn’t want to become “a distraction”, to which the President agreed. Shinseki had gone to the White House to share his internal audit findings from his visits with the VA hospitals. In the report, there were findings of “questionable scheduling practices”.

Last month, reports from CNN claimed that at the VA in Phoenix, at least 40 veterans had passed away while awaiting care. An inspector for the VA had reported that at the Phoenix location, a minimum of 1,700 veterans had been awaiting treatment, but instead were placed on lists or never received a scheduled appointment. Shinseki claims to “have been misled by others” and he admits to accepting reports that were not accurate when it came to patient wait times. While addressing reporters Friday, President Obama called for “a change in culture” and the overall better care of our veterans. The President also praised Shinseki for his works while in the service and commended his leadership in increasing budgets and services within the VA. However, the reports that have been delivered to the President are still “totally unacceptable” and there needs to be an immediate change.

At Packaging Strategies Incorporated, we are proud to provide our men and women of all branches of the United States Armed Forces with quality custom cases that aid them in their duties. PSI works to deliver custom cases that will transport everything from weapons to electronics safely and efficiently. We look forward to our continued work with our United States Armed Forces.

To receive an estimate about custom transportation cases from PSI, call us at (410)-547-7877, or click here today. You can also follow PSI on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

 

Source:

http://www.wbaltv.com/politics/shinseki-initiating-removal-of-senior-leaders-at-phoenix-va/26241510#!SrZXZ

Memorial Day and PSI

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

Military Weapons CasesThis Monday is Memorial Day. Today, most people think of Memorial Day as a day off from school and work. But do you know what Memorial Day stands for? Do you know how it began?

On May 5th, 1868, the head of a group called the Grand Army of the Republic called for Decoration Day. Three years after the end of the Civil War, this day was a time dedicated to decorating the graves of the fallen soldiers. John A. Logan, Major General, determined that May 30th would be Decoration Day. It is said that May 30th was chosen because all across the nation, flowers would be in bloom to decorate the graves. Prior to Decoration Day, local areas throughout the nation had been remembering and honoring the fallen soldiers. On April 25th, 1866, a group of women are said to have participated in one of the first ever tributes in Columbus, Mississippi, when they decorated the graves of both Confederate and Union soldiers. There is often discrepancies surrounding the official location where Memorial Day was founded, although President Lyndon Johnson, along with Congress, decreed Waterloo, New York the birth place in 1966.

Prior to World War 1, Memorial Day was spent honoring the fallen soldiers of the Civil War. Once WW1 ended, the fallen soldiers of both wars were remembered on the holiday. The day is normally marked at Arlington National Cemetery where small American flags can be found at every gravesite. In December of 2000, Congress passed “The National Moment of Remembrance Act” to ensure the citizens of the United States of America never lose sight of the true meaning of the holiday. There is also a National Moment of Remembrance, which is a minute of silence taking place at 3:00pm on Memorial Day.

So amid you family gatherings and cookouts this upcoming Monday, take the time to remember the fallen soldiers of our country. When the clock hits 3:00pm, take the minute to pause and honor those that have given their lives so that we may live ours in safety and freedom.

 

At Packaging Strategies Incorporated, we work hard to provide every branch of our armed forces with the highest quality custom cases to transport all of their valued equipment that is essential in keeping our country safe. We are proud to serve them as they have so selflessly served us.

To learn more about PSI and our services, click here or call (410)-547-1616. Find us on Google+, Facebook, and Twitter.

Custom Storm Cases with PSI

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Custom storm cases can survive the stormWhen you have equipment that requires only the safest environment to be transported in due to its sensitivity and value, you need a custom storm case. At Packaging Strategies Incorporated, we have always striven to provide you with only the best custom casing to transport your vital electronic equipment. This is why we have partnered with Pelican Cases to produce the best storm cases that meet your transporting needs.

Our storm cases are made with the highest quality proprietary HPX® polymer, which goes through laboratory testing in low temperatures to ensure it can resist impacts in any condition and protect your equipment.  Our customization of storm cases include:

  1. Container design
  2. Cushion insert design
  3. Rapid prototyping
  4. 3D modeling

Our production equipment is CNC controlled, allowing us to reduce cost for manufacturing while reducing errors made during the manufacturing process. While working alongside Pelican Cases, we can promise our custom storm cases are:

  1. Secure and Safe
  2. Life-time guaranteed
  3. Immune to all natural environments
  4. Lightweight
  5. Shatter and Dent resistant

Pelican Cases was founded in 1976 by a Scuba diver named Dave Parker. Parker knew of the importance of a case that wouldn’t leak or fail. PSI shares the same recognition today as Parker did in 1976, which makes our partnership with Pelican Cases the perfect working relationship. We understand how important it is to ship your equipment at a reasonable price without sacrificing the quality of the case. When you work alongside one of our trained technicians at PSI, you can be confident that your custom storm case will hold up against the toughest conditions, keeping your equipment safe, while staying in a comfortable price range for your business. PSI prides itself on creating and building long term relationships with clients that include private companies such as Dell and Northrop Grumman and government organizations like the US Coast Guard and US Air Force.  Let us not only meet your requirements, but exceed your expectations.

If your business is in need of a custom storm case, contact Packaging Strategies Incorporated today to receive an estimate. Send in our online form here or print out the form and fax it to (410)-547-1616.We reply to an estimate request within 24 hours from Monday to Friday. You can visit our location at 6711-B Moravia Park Drive in Baltimore, Maryland or call us at (410)-547-7877.

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Northrop Grumman and B-2 Bomber

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Custom CasesNorthrop Grumman, one of the private government sectors that PSI has serviced, just announced yesterday that they are the company behind “Project Magellan”.

They will be designing the next generation of B-2 stealth bombers. The project will provide 1,800 new jobs that will average a salary of $100,000. The new project will be taking place in Brevard County, FL. The Melbourne International Airport will be hosting the project and will invest about $500 million in the local area. Back in April, the Melbourne International Airport Authority Board approved a 10 year lease of 20 acres to Northrop Grumman, who was anonymous at the time of the vote. This project will further the expansion of Northrop Grumman’s Manned Aircraft Design Center of Excellence and of the company’s Space Coast footprint. The B-2 project will call for an addition of 300 employees to the company by the end of the year. The project was about two years in the making.

Northrop Grumman is used to these types of projects, with involvement in the fields:
1. Military Aviation
2. Manned Aircraft
3. Space
4. Navigation Systems
5. Missile Defense
6. Naval Systems

PSI has serviced private projects such as the Melbourne project. At Packaging Strategies Incorporated, we create custom cases that are engineered to your payloads weight, vulnerability, and size needs. We offer environmental and shock testing upon request. Our solutions use 3D modeling design and first article sampling to ensure that the solution provided prevents delays in delivery and doesn’t exceed budget. We also service the several branches of US government and have worked closely with the Department of Defense. PSI started in 1990, focusing on supporting the defense community. We have now grown to a multi-faced company servicing not only the government, but private enterprises as well.

Our core project since the beginning has been the production of transportable electronic reusable carrying and shipping cases. Our on-site facilities, trained personnel, and overall expertise allow us to create a product that will exceed our client’s needs and expectations.

Contact us through our online form or call us 410-547-7877 to receive an estimate on your next container project. We will reply to quote requests within 24 hours, Monday thru Friday. We are located at 6711-B Moravia Park Drive, Baltimore, MD.
You can also find us on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Sources:
http://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/blog/2014/05/northrop-grumman-building-next-gen-b-2-bomber-in.html
http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/20140508/BUSINESS/140509496/1024?Title=Northrop-Grumman-named-20-8M-x2018-Project-Magellan-x2019-recipient
http://www.northropgrumman.com/Pages/default.aspx

Do you really need a foam interior?

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

When transporting something of such importance like military and medical electronic equipment, protection is essential. There are a number of ways for equipment to become damaged during transport. While protecting the outside of your equipment is key, there is also stress being placed on the inner workings of your equipment as well.

It is important to be aware of how you transport your equipment and what precautions you take to ensure that the brain of your equipment is kept safe. Sure a strong, durable case is important to ensure the protection of the equipment, but how does the inside of your case protect the inside of your equipment?

The key is foam interior. With foam interior, you are not only preventing damage to the shell of your equipment, but preventing damage to the heart and brain of your equipment. Within your equipment’s hard drive, several things could be damaged during a strenuous move. Zero Assumption Recovery says that the following two failures could occur due to physical damage:

  1. Logic board failures- This includes broken connectors and chip damage that would result in equipment needing to be replaced.
  2. Moving parts failure- This includes a head crash or a spindle motor failure that would also be in need of repairs and replacement.

With a custom foam interior within your case, these failures could be prevented. Foam interiors will help absorb the shock and vibrations that will occur during transportation of your equipment. This interior will also help moderate the temperature within your case, especially if your equipment will be stored on an airplane. Extreme heat or cold could cause damage to the interior of your equipment as well. If you invest in a custom foam interior for your case, organization will now be an added benefit of your case. An organized case will ensure that all parts of your equipment will stay in their proper place. Being able to locate your equipment parts will enable you to build your final product once it has reached its location quickly and efficiently.

At PSI, we will take the time to customize a foam interior for your custom case to ensure the safety of your equipment during transportation. Located in Baltimore, Maryland, foam interior is at your fingertips when the time comes to transport equipment. We specialize in custom cases as well as custom foam interior for all of your needs when transporting. Electronic Case Protection

Call us at 410-547-7877 or check us out on Google+, Facebook, and Twitter.

Sources:

http://www.z-a-recovery.com/physical-hard-drive-failure.htm