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United Nations Mine Action Service
This video tells the story of an innovative humanitarian demining partnership involving the United Nations Mine Action Service, Schonstedt Instrument Company, the US Department of State and the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) who have raised funds for donating magnetic locators to mine action programmes around the world.
Produced by Richard Krantz email@example.com
The generous and timely donation by Schonstedt Instrument Company of 35 magnetic locators to the programme of the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Mali is significantly enabling the survey of dangerous areas contaminated by Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) and hence contributing to human security.
Indeed, armed conflict in Mali has created a problem of explosive contamination which is impacting the civilian population and stabilization efforts. This impact includes the potential loss of life and injury of people within affected communities but also the safe return of refugees and internally displaced people. Since March 2012, 80 civilian ERW casualties have been recorded in Mali, of which more than half are children. Explosive contamination is also adversely affecting livelihoods, freedom of movement and economic recovery, as well as the safe deployment of national and international forces and extension of state authority.
At the request of the United Nations, Schonstedt deployed 35 donated magnetic locators to UN-supported humanitarian demining teams operating in Mali. The requirement for mine clearance activity stemmed from recent conflicts in that country. The instruments were provided through the Schonstedt Humanitarian Demining Initiative.
More on SHDI here.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Geneva, Switzerland recently thanked Schonstedt for the shipment of 30 donated magnetic locators through its Humanitarian Demining Initiative. The ICRC, one of the first organizations to provide post-conflict relief and assistance, will use the equipment to clear affected areas of explosive remnants of war such as grenades, mortars, cluster munitions, bombs and missiles, which will allow the return of civilians and the delivery of aid. More on SHDI here.
Congratulations to Todd Chapman, PLS, Senior Surveyor for Caputo and Wick, Ltd in Rumford, RI, the winner of Round #2 of the 2013 Great Locator Giveaway. Todd was given his choice of any new Schonstedt magnetic locator and he selected the GA-72Cd. Writes Todd, "I have always had great results with the Schonstedt Metal Locators I have used over the years."
Todd joins Round #1 Winner, Steve Brdaric of MetroTEST Energy Services in Kunkletown, PA, who also chose the GA-72Cd magnetic locator. If you haven't yet entered Round #3 of the Great Locator Giveaway, enter now and also qualify for the GrandPrize Cruise!
Congratulations Steve Brdaric!
Steve Brdaric of MetroTEST Energy Services in Kunkletown, PA is the winner of Round #1 of the 2013 Great Locator Giveaway. Steve was given his choice of any new Schonstedt magnetic locator and he selected the GA-72Cd. The 60 Winners of the $60 Gift Certificates will be posted early next week!
Schonstedt was featured in the December edition of the WV Dept. of Commerce business publication, "The Edge", with a focus on our Humanitarian Demining Initiative.
Here is a link to the online e-Magazine version of the publication
The Corporate Responsibility Officers Association (CROA) has cited Schonstedt for its commitment to global humanitarian demining. CROA calls on individuals and companies to make commitments that will change the world.
One Company's Program of Social Responsibility
By Bob Ebberson, Corporate Responsibility Officer and Director of Business Development, Schonstedt Instrument Company
Landmines, unexploded submunitions and explosive remnants of war (ERW) all pose a serious and ongoing threat to civilians. During and after conflicts, these weapons can be found on roads, footpaths, farmers’ fields, forests, deserts, along borders, in and surrounding houses and schools, and in other places where people carry out their daily activities. They can deny access to food, water and other basic needs, and inhibit freedom of movement, thus limiting people’s ability to participate in education or access medical care. Mine and ERW contamination may also prevent the repatriation of refugees and internally displaced people, as well as hampering the delivery of humanitarian aid. (Source: Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor: www.the-monitor.org)
October 17, 2012
By Michelle Horst - Journal Staff Writer
KEARNEYSVILLE - Two Jefferson County businesses have expanded from West Virginia into the international market. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, the West Virginia Export Council and the West Virginia Development Office are recognizing this accomplishment.
Debra Martin, international trade manager of the West Virginia Development Office, presented Schonstedt Instrument Company of Kearneysville and STaSIS Engineering of Summit Point with the Governor's Commendation for International Market Entry on Monday afternoon.
"I think it's great when you think about a little company in West Virginia, we just have 26 employees here in Kearneysville, and we've shipped to 85 countries around the world. About 30 percent of our business comes from outside the United States," Mark Pugh, CEO of Schonstedt Instrument Company, said.