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Pelican Hosts Multi-day Blood Drive Event


June 16, 2016
By Business Wire News

MINNEAPOLIS

Pelican BioThermal LLC joins parent company Pelican Products, Inc. to recognize the importance of blood donation through a multi-day blood drive taking place during June and July following the World Health Organization’s World Blood Donor Day.

The blood drive kicks off June 29 with events at the offices of Pelican Products in Torrance, California and Pelican BioThermal in Plymouth, Minnesota. A subsequent event will be held at Pelican Products’ offices in South Deerfield, Massachusetts on July 12. The multi-day event ties in with both the mission and purpose of Pelican BioThermal and Pelican Products to meet the demands of their customer base, which includes the most demanding markets, like fire safety, law enforcement, defense and military, and the life sciences industry.

“There is a constant need for regular blood supply, which can only come from generous donors,” said Pelican Products’ President and CEO, Lyndon Faulkner. “From both a personal and corporate perspective, we are proud to host blood drives that will directly support our communities.”

Maintaining critical blood supplies is part of Pelican BioThermal’s history. The company’s award-winning original Golden Hour™ technology, used in its Golden Hour™ Mobile containers, was developed shortly after 9/11 to protect the lives of military personnel on the frontlines. Built from the same technology, Pelican BioThermal’s Golden Hour Medic container is a smaller-scale product that can be carried on a person, allowing combat medics and other military medical personnel to transport blood products to locations vehicles may not be able to reach.

“Pelican BioThermal products were originally developed for Special Forces to transport blood units with them into the field,” explained Pelican BioThermal President David Williams. “Developing products used to keep blood at a stable temperature is a key part of our business and we understand the important role that blood donation plays in maintaining critical blood supplies for lifesaving procedures.”

Today, Pelican BioThermal provides a full range of single-use and reusable temperature-controlled packaging options that ensure the integrity of mobile blood supplies and inventories for blood banks, hospitals, EMT personnel and first responders alike.

Details for the blood drive events are below.

When: Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Where: Pelican Products, 23215 Early Ave., Torrance, CA 90505

When: Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Where: Pelican BioThermal, 3020 Niagara Lane N., Plymouth, MN 55447
Who: open to the public

When: Thursday, July 12, 2016
Where: Pelican Products, 147 N. Main St., South Deerfield, MA 01373
Who: open to the public

To learn more about temperature-controlled packaging solutions from Pelican BioThermal, visit http://pelicanbiothermal.com.

Pelican Products, Inc. is a portfolio company of Behrman Capital, a private equity investment firm based in New York and San Francisco.

About Pelican Products, Inc.

Pelican Products, Inc. is the global leader in the design and manufacture of both high-performance protective case solutions and advanced portable lighting systems. Their products are used by professionals in the most demanding markets including fire safety, law enforcement, defense / military, aerospace, entertainment, industrial and consumer. Pelican™ products are designed and built to last a lifetime. The company operates in 19 countries, with 28 offices and six manufacturing facilities across the globe. For more information, visit www.pelican.com or www.behrmancap.com.

About Pelican BioThermal LLC

Pelican BioThermal LLC offers the widest range of temperature-controlled, thermally protected packaging and service solutions to the global life sciences industry. Their products ensure that delicate biological materials arrive intact and effective, despite exterior environments. Pelican BioThermal is dedicated to developing innovative products designed to fulfill the complex needs of the global life sciences industry. The company’s customers benefit from extensive expertise in ensuring that temperature stability is maintained throughout the distribution chain. The company also offers a complete portfolio of services and software to support end-to-end temperature-controlled packaging asset management. In Europe, the company does business under the name Peli BioThermal Limited. For more information, visit http://www.pelicanbiothermal.com.

All trademarks are registered and/or unregistered trademarks of Pelican Products, Inc., its subsidiaries and/or affiliates.

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