ROCKLEDGE, FL – February 2, 2011 – Mainstream Engineering Corporation, a 25-year-old Brevard County manufacturer with a history of leading-edge research and development that has resulted in advanced, lean-manufacturing, cost-competitive products, which are all Made in the USA, has secured a long-term production contract based on the company’s advanced technology designs.
Mainstream’s engineering efforts broadly focus on thermal control and energy conversion, and near-term successes have included improved high-mileage vehicles and hybrid vehicle drive trains, methods to convert garbage to fuel with the development of a new biomass processing facility, and thermal control and energy conversion efficiency improvements.
Mainstream was competing with an out-of-state contractor, to be the single organization down-selected to continue onto the job-creating production portion of this contract.
“After Mainstream passed all the performance tests with flying colors, we assumed we were the winner, but as is typical today, the loser (whose systems failed the tests) tried unsuccessfully, with a team of Washington lawyers, to reverse the award. However it is official now, Mainstream has received the award and is proceeding with the contract” stated Dr. Robert P. Scaringe, President of Mainstream.
This U.S. Army CECOM award is for the long-term production of an entire family of Improved Environmental Control Units (IECUs) used by the Military. While many employers in Brevard County are discussing reductions in force, Mainstream has seen its staff increase by 14% in the last year alone. This new IECU contract, which is valued at more than $60 million, will allow Mainstream to create additional engineering and production positions.
“Given the state of the economy and the anticipated job losses at Kennedy Space Center, we are excited about the possibility of being able to employ displaced aerospace workers from the local community. This new U.S. Army contract award is one small step in a series of ongoing job-creating programs that are developing at both Mainstream and our automotive spin-off company, to create local jobs, improve the nation’s energy efficiency, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil, all while reducing emissions and preserving the environment. Our products have always been proudly “Made in the USA,” stated Dr. Robert Scaringe, President of Mainstream.
About Mainstream Engineering Corporation
Mainstream Engineering Corporation is a solutions-oriented research, development and manufacturing business founded in 1986. Our primary mission is to transition advanced thermal control and energy conversion technology into high-quality and cost-effective commercial products. Mainstream products include lightweight diesel/JP8-fueled engines (including generators and hybrid vehicle drive trains) and advanced environmental control units. Mainstream also manufactures products for the heating and cooling industry under the trademark QwikProductTM (www.qwik.com). All Mainstream products are made in Brevard County, Florida.