Hanson supports emergency communications system


Sept. 14, 2011

Contact: Darrel Berry, Marketing Communications Manager
Hanson Professional Services Inc.
(217) 747-9291

Hanson supports emergency communications system deployment for major U.S. rail system

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Hanson Professional Services Inc. recently worked as part of a project team led by Kratos Defense & Security Solutions’ wholly owned subsidiary Henry Bros. Electronics (HBE) to deploy a $3 million emergency communications system upgrade for a national rail service provider.  This system upgrade improves the communication coverage and quality of service for the rail company’s employees and first responders. 

Hanson provided project management, engineering and construction services.  Ted Collora, PLS, a senior vice president and principal of Hanson’s telecommunications services, says, “This project demonstrates our company’s commitment to expanding our capabilities in integrated security and emergency communications systems while also developing our ongoing working relationship with Kratos Defense & Security Solutions.”

Hanson’s President and CEO Sergio Pecori, P.E., emphasizes the importance of cross marketing for the company’s growth and success.  “By cross marketing our services in the rail and telecommunications industries and building our partnership with Kratos/HBE, we’re finding new opportunities to serve our railway clients.  During this project, we used our extensive experience in both the railway and telecommunications markets to provide innovative and effective solutions,” says Pecori.

Hanson is a national, employee-owned consulting firm providing engineering, architecture, planning and allied services. The firm’s corporate headquarters is located at 1525 S. Sixth St., Springfield, IL  62703.  The office may be reached by phone: (217) 788-2450 or fax: (217) 788-2503.  The New York metropolitan office is located at 30 Galesi Drive, Suite 102, Wayne, NJ  07470.  The office may be reached by phone: (973) 785-4545 or fax:  (973) 785-0766.

About Hanson Professional Services Inc.
Known in the industry for its hands-on approach, Hanson Professional Services Inc. (Hanson) is a national, award-winning, employee-owned consulting firm providing engineering, architecture, planning and allied services.  Established in 1954, the firm employs more than 400 professionals – including engineers, architects, planners, land acquisition specialists, surveyors and scientists – in 21 offices nationwide, offering services throughout the U.S. and in more than 40 countries.  The firm provides services to public- and private-sector clients from seven strategic markets:  aviation; department of defense; energy and industry; government; infrastructure; railway; and telecommunications.  For more information, please visit http://www.hanson-inc.com/. 

About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS) is a specialized National Security technology business providing mission critical products, services and solutions for United States National Security priorities.  Kratos’ core capabilities are sophisticated engineering, manufacturing and system integration offerings for National Security platforms and programs.  Kratos’ areas of expertise include Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR), satellite communication systems, unmanned systems, cyber warfare, cyber security, information assurance, critical infrastructure security and weapons systems sustainment.  Kratos has primarily an engineering and technical oriented work force of approximately 4,000, many of whom hold an active National Security clearance, including Secret, Top Secret and higher.  The vast majority of Kratos’ work is performed on a military base, in a secure facility or at a critical infrastructure location.  Kratos’ primary end customers are United States Federal Government agencies, including the Department of Defense, classified agencies, intelligence agencies and Homeland Security related agencies.  News and information are available at http://www.kratosdefense.com/.


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