Wednesday, 25 November 2015

ENVIRONMENTAL SOIL REMEDIATION FOR HIGH LEVELS OF LEAD - AVOID HEALTH HAZARDS AND FINES.

Elevated levels of lead in soil can have a negative environmental impact.  On top of that, if soil lead levels exceed Environmental Protection Agency quality guidelines, federal, state and local fines can occur. In either case, Environmental Soil Remediation is necessary and MT2 can help.

It is important to remember that lead is a naturally occurring bluish-gray metal found in the earth's crust, and can also be found in natural bodies of water.  In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency states that natural levels of lead are anywhere between 50 and 400 parts-per-million.  Soil can become contaminated beyond these levels, however, through various means.  Most common are past industrial use, lead-based paint flaking off houses and buildings, leaded gasoline pollution, and old pipes that contain lead.  
But firing ranges are an obvious source as well, due to lead bullets and fragments. 

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Mancom Manufacturing Facility Relocates to Action Target Headquarters

PROVO, Utah – November 20, 2015 – Action Target announced today that their Mancom Manufacturing Inc. facility is in the final stages of relocation from Ontario, Canada to Provo, UT. Mancom was acquired by Action Target in 2009 to complement its shooting range product offerings. The Mancom brand will continue to be recognized as the premier line of Action Target retrievers & target systems.

The relocation of the Mancom facility to Action Target’s headquarters in Provo, UT brings improvements to the organization; Mancom products will now be manufactured, assembled, and shipped from the Provo, UT site, allowing Action Target the ability to leverage the resources and expertise of its world-class production facility and quality standards.

"Moving the manufacturing of Mancom’s products to our headquarters will help us better integrate our shooting range systems, resulting in more innovative solutions for our clients," Action Target CEO Mike Birch said. "The transition that has taken place positions Action Target to deliver higher quality products and better customer service to all our customers worldwide."

To ensure a seamless transition of technology and future growth opportunities, Action Target has increased the number of personnel dedicated to Mancom products and has also retained the original Mancom engineering staff. With a centralized customer service department, full inventory of Mancom parts, and a dedicated Mancom customer service team, Action target is streamlined to better serve its customers.

Products that will benefit from this transition include: the industry-leading All Wheel Drive target retriever, the Touch Plus target retriever, and the Touch ‘N’ Go target retriever; pneumatic and electric turning target stands; and the Dual Running Man target system.
About Action Target Inc.

About Action Target, Inc.

Action Target, Inc. is a privately owned business headquartered in Provo, Utah. As a world leader in shooting range technology, having more than 4,000 products and 40 patents for the systems it designs and manufactures, Action Target has installed thousands of shooting ranges across the United States as well as in 40 other countries around the world. Action Target also designs systems and conducts firearms training for law enforcement and various military divisions. For more information on Action Target, visit www.ActionTarget.com. To learn more about Action Target products or to purchase items online, visit www.LETargets.com.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Action Target Announces Dates for 2016 Law Enforcement Training Camp (LETC)

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LETC 2016

PROVO, Utah – Action Target today announced official dates for the 2016 Law Enforcement Training Camp (LETC), an annual event featuring advanced firearms training presented by many of the best instructors in the industry.

LETC 2016 DATES: SEPTEMBER 12 – 16, 2016

Now in its 24th year, LETC brings together over 140 of the very best firearms and tactics instructors from around the world for five-days of intensive firearms training on Action Target's state-of-the-art shooting ranges.

"We're very proud of the LETC program and the opportunity it provides for Action Target to give back to the community. Each year we receive the highest accolades from attendees and supporters. LETC 2016 will bring new courses, better ammo purchasing and shipping opportunities, more vendors, and much more," said Seth Ercanbrack, Marketing Communications Manager at Action Target.

Agencies and trainers interested in attending LETC 2016 are encouraged to subscribe to the Action Target email communications list. Learn more about Action Target's Law Enforcement Training Camp at http://www.actiontarget.com/LETC.

LETC 2015 Video Highlights

About Action Target

Target Inc. Action Target Inc. is a privately owned business headquartered in Provo, Utah. As a world leader in shooting range technology with more than 4,000 products and 40 patents for the systems it designs and manufactures, Action Target has installed thousands of shooting ranges across the United States and in 40 other countries around the world. Action Target also designs systems and conducts firearms training for law enforcement and various military divisions. For more information on Action Target, visit www.ActionTarget.com. To learn more about Action Target products or to purchase items online, visit www.LETargets.com.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

LEAD POISONING AT SHOOTING RANGES AND ENVIRONMENTAL SOIL REMEDIATION

Over time, lead and lead fragments from ammunition starts to build up in the soil in and around firing ranges. The lead-infected soil poses a danger to the environment and to humans. There is very little doubt that lead is a significant health threat to humans. Exposure to the heavy metal causes serious neurological problems, nausea, fatigue, organ damage, mental impairment and even death. Children are often the most at risk for adverse health effects from lead exposure due to their developing brains and neurological systems. 

The world health organization states that lead exposure is responsible for up to 143,000 deaths, and 600,000 new cases of children developing intellectual disabilities each year. Lead exposure can cause serious illness and disability, and can lead to severe law suits. One example of this is Jose and Guillermina Sierra, who paid 350,000 dollars each to take care of the lead problems in their housing units, but failed to alert their tenants that there were lead issues. Land owners who do not regularly test their land for possible hazards can also be held accountable by the law under your individual state law. Employers who find lead in their work space are required to disclose this information to their employees as well, under the OSHA (Occupational Safety Health Administration)

Approximately 40 million Americans enjoy frequenting shooting ranges. In 2010, NBC News reported that a 20 children and teens tested positive for lead poisoning after spending time at a Vancouver, Washington firing range. Studies conducted by the State of Alaska Epidemiology revealed that exposure to lead is the largest cause of lead poisoning in children aged 6 to 17. 

Owners of gun ranges are not only required to protect their customers from lead exposure but also their employees. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) can inspect and levy fines against the firing range if it is determined that workers at the firing range have experienced lead exposure. Any time a gun range employee is found to have an elevated blood-lead level of 25 micrograms or higher, then OHSU will investigate the gun range and soil for lead contamination. If lead contamination is found, then OHSU may issue fines to the firing range. 

Environmental soil remediation is the professional cleanup of lead from soil. The process renders the area safe for adults and children. The lead-laced at the firing range is sifted for lead and treated with a patented process known as ECOBOND® which removes the lead from the soil. The clean, lead-free soil is then replaced. Please contact us today to learn about our patented ECOBOND® process.