Global industrial company Harsco Corporation announced today one of the largest single orders ever received by its Harsco Industrial IKG division, a nearly $10 million award to provide high-security fencing for the new Mexico City International Airport, slated to become the largest airport in Latin America in both physical size and passenger volume.
Entering construction this year, the new airport will be located on an 11,400 acre site about six miles from Mexico City’s existing Benito Juarez International Airport. Harsco will supply and install over 12 miles (20 km) of fencing, giving the site critical security protection throughout its entire perimeter.
The award follows Harsco’s announcement last month of GrateGuard™, the Company’s newest addition to its emerging security fencing portfolio. Like their durable grating cousins, Harsco’s fencing products are fabricated from heavy duty steel bar stock that is fusion welded for superior strength and rigidity along the entire panel structure. Their high strength-to-weight construction and long-term durability make Harsco’s fencing products particularly well-suited for the protection of critical, high-security facilities and national infrastructure, including airports, power grids and water supplies as well as ports of entry, railroads and borders.
The Mexico City International Airport order will be produced in the Harsco Industrial IKG division’s Querétaro, Mexico production plant, which directly serves the Latin American market under the venerable Irving nameplate. Deliveries are planned to be completed this year.
Harsco’s Industrial IKG division, part of the Company’s Harsco Industrial operating segment, has been one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-strength steel and aluminum bar grating for over a century, serving power plants, refineries, shipyards and factories with versatile open-grid safety walkways, flooring and architectural structures. The division operates production plants in North America and China and serves a broad array of applications throughout the world.
Harsco Corporation is a leading diversified industrial company providing a range of onsite services and engineered products to the global steel, energy and railway sectors. Harsco’s common stock is a component of the S&P SmallCap 600 Index and the Russell 2000 Index. Additional information can be found at www.harsco.com.