Barrier Systems, Inc.
September 25, 2012
3333 Vaca Valley Pkwy, Ste 800
US Toll Free (888) 800-3691 or
Outside the US +1 707 374-6800
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
QuickChange® Moveable Barrier System to Receive Prestigious Sperry Award
VACAVILLE, Calif. – The prestigious Sperry Award will be presented to John Ward Duckett, founder and CEO of Barrier Systems, Inc during the development of the system at a meeting of the Society of Automotive Engineers on April 15, 2013.
This award annually recognizes distinguished engineering contributions that, through application proved in actual service, have advanced the state of the art of transportation whether by land, sea, air, or space. It honors Elmer A. Sperry, who was renowned for his navigational gyroscope and who coined the word automotive, giving SAE its name. This year it will be awarded for the development of the Quickchange Moveable Barrier System.
John D. Duckett will be presented with the prestigious
Elmer A. Sperry award in April, 2013
The Moveable Barrier System is manufactured and sold by Barrier Systems, Inc., a California based subsidiary of Lindsay Corporation headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. It allows a concrete median barrier to be moved from lane to lane by a sophisticated vehicle at up to 10 mph. It is used to increase safety in construction zones and to dramatically increase the efficiency of highways, bridges and tunnels by reconfiguring the roadway to utilize additional lanes in the congested direction.
Rick Parod, Chairman and CEO of Lindsay Corporation, was pleased to hear that John had been awarded this award and congratulated John and the team that helped develop this innovative product. Other successful winners of the award are well known inventors such as Donald Douglas of Douglas Aircraft; Thomas Stafford,Glynn Lunney and Konstantin Busheyev for the development of the Apollo – Soyuz docking station; Ferdinand Porsche and Heinz Nordoff for the development of the Volkswagen as well as many others over the last 57 years.
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Barrier Systems is the world’s leading manufacturer of moveable barrier technology for both managed lanes and construction applications. BSI also manufactures a full line of road safety products, including the Universal TAU-IIwww.barriersystemsinc.com, or contact Customer Service at 3333 Vaca Valley Pkwy, Ste 800, telephone (888) 800-3691 (outside of the U.S. +1 (707) 374-6800). Barrier Systems, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lindsay Corporation (NYSE symbol: LNN).®, ABSORB 350®, and X-TENuator® Crash Cushions, ArmorGuard™ Safety Barriers and Gate systems, Safe-T-Curve™, X-Tension™ and X-MAS® End Terminal Systems, U MAD TMAs and various safety accessories and specialty barrier products. For additional information on the company and product lines, visit the company website at: www.barriersystemsinc.com, or contact Customer Service at 3333 Vaca Valley Pkwy, Ste 800, telephone (888) 800-3691 (outside of the U.S. +1 (707) 374-6800). Barrier Systems, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lindsay Corporation (NYSE symbol: LNN).> Download PDF