The Gilman Brothers Responds to USACE Need for Vaccine Transport System


The Gilman Brothers Company is once again responding to the urgent call to provide a solution to the current global COVID-19 crisis. Working directly with the Army Corp of Engineers, the company has designed, prototyped and successfully tested a Vaccine Transport System.

The Vaccine Transport System will provide safe and easy transport and retrieval of vaccine payload, maintaining a temperature of -75°C for over 72 hours without replenishing dry ice. The outer layer of the system is moisture resistant and sanitizable. All components are lightweight and can be shipped flat and assembled in the field without tools.

The Vaccine Transport System is a collaborative effort made possible by the teamwork of Gilman Brothers R&D, vendors, and raw material suppliers, with direct interaction with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. “Doing our part has always been in our company’s heritage.” says Ari Luna, Business Development Manager. “Having the support of the USACE is both proud and humbling.”

“We are not just a foamboard manufacturer. We are innovators, creators, thinkers, and problem solvers,” says Bill VanHorn, Director of Sales. “Providing hope and being part of the solution to save lives during these unprecedented times will go down as one of the major accomplishments for all involved.”

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