MMIC Warms Sled Dog Dash Spectators with Innovative Shelter System
Posted in MMIC News on March 7th, 2012 by mmicglobal
For the spectators at this year’s Burke Mountain Sled Dog Dash, taking a break from the elements involved most attendees’ first time in a world-class military shelter. At the annual event taking place on March 3 and 4 this year, MMIC deployed a Mobile Single Pallet Unit (MSPU) for use as a warming tent throughout the first day.
The MMIC team, consisting of Mark Jenks, Henry, Chris, Travis and, Bruce, all had fun watching the races and supporting the local community by providing our innovative warming tent. MMIC marketing coordinator Mary Jane Miller estimated that about one hundred visitors used the MSPU during the course of the day.
MMIC’s MSPU is a fully integrated softwall air beam shelter that provides 400 square feet of floor space in less than 10 minutes. The MSPU has been used around the globe as a command post, battalion aide station, surgical unit and general-purpose shelter. Designed for rugged use in the field, it is mil standard tested and approved and meets hospital and healthcare facility guidelines. The MSPU is equipped with LED lighting, HVAC, hepa filtration and a generator mounted on a light tactical trailer that is HUMVEE towable.
The Burke Mountain Sled Dog Dash is an annual fundraising event where dog lovers can see the world’s most talented sprint racing teams compete. All proceeds from the Sled Dog Dash benefitted the Wafer Family Foundation, whose goal is to support families and children in the Northeast Kingdom. MMIC would like to extend special thanks to the Burke Mountain marketing and activities director, Hannah Collins, who organized the Sled Dog Dash.