Tuesday, 13 November 2007 21:46
A Granite Falls company will receive a 1.8 million
dollar grant to build “Smart Containers”- and that’s good news for the area
The grant is part of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act that
President Bush signed on Tuesday. U.S. Representative Patrick McHenry announced
Mariner Container Corporation is the proud recipient. Funding will go towards
company’s production of state-of-the-art shipping containers equipped with
tracking and payload communication features. “Smart Containers” are recyclable
and contain tracking technology vital to port and national security. As McHenry
sees it, the project benefits both the local economy and national security.
Both the program’s manufacturing and data tracking operations will based in
Caldwell County- which could bring hundreds of jobs to the area.