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  • AMK-21AAMKUS Rescue Systems introduces the NEW AMK-21A Cutter with increased cutting capability. The new and improved version of the AMK-21 Cutter offers a new style cutting blade and maintains its UNIQUE 360 degree rotating handle. The design of the blades provides increased cutting capability and a higher NFPA performance level rating. Departments can specify the position of the control valve – left, right or centered in relation to the cutting blades – at the time of ordering. It delivers the cutting power needed for automotive application in a remarkably compact package.

    For more information, contact AMKUS 1-800-59-AMKUS.

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  • AMKUS Rescue Systems has been the Official Rescue System of International Speedway Corporation (ISC) for many years. ISC owns twelve racetracks including: California Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway, Darlington Raceway, Daytona International Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Kansas Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, Michigan Speedway, Phoenix International Raceway, Richmond International Raceway, Talladega Superspeedway and Watkins Glen International.

    At the Daytona International Speedway Track Services Meeting held on Sunday, February 17, 2008, AMKUS was presented with an award “in appreciation to AMKUS for providing top Quality Rescue Equipment to the Daytona International Speedway Fire Department for 25 Years.” AMKUS is honored to receive this award. We consider it a privilege to work with the Daytona International Speedway Fire Department.

  • AMKUS Rescue Systems attended the NASCAR Summit Meeting in January 2008. During the meeting, AMKUS was presented with the “NASCAR Track Services Mission Award” for 2007. This award “recognizes an individual or organization that goes above and beyond their contractual or personal obligation in support of the Track Services Team’s mission”.

    The Track Services Mission Statement is “Our team’s mission is to improve the safety of all, at every NASCAR event, through advanced continuing education, qualified training and support for all track services personnel”. AMKUS is proud to be the Rescue System Supplier of NASCAR and is honored to receive the NASCAR Track Services Mission award.

  • New 30CRT Spreader

    Sunday, November 11, 2007

    30CRT SpreaderAMKUS Rescue Systems (Downers Grove, IL USA) is proud to introduce their NEW AMK-30CRT Spreader based on their legendary field-proven AMK-30CX spreader. It incorporates the innovative push-button removable tip design that has made the AMK-24 spreader one of the most successful product launches in AMKUS’ 30+ year history. With the addition of the optional extended reach tips (part # 39000001010) the AMK-30CRT creates an amazing 40 inches of spread.

    The AMK-30CRT is sold either as a completely new unit or as an upgrade package for current owners of the original AMK-30CX. The upgrade package includes new arms and tips at a specially discounted price. Extended reach tips are available as optional equipment for both.

  • In November of 2007, AMKUS Inc. received the “Environmental Stewardship” award from Orion Energy Services related to the amount of energy conserved by replacing shop lighting.

    The award says, “Orion Energy Services presents the Environmental Stewardship Award to AMKUS, Inc. who displaces 71,932 kWh annually.” The environmental impact over the lifetime of the new lighting fixtures is equal to: Planting 13 acres of trees; Removing 1,975 tons of airborne pollutants; Saving 119,003 gallons of gasoline.

  • AMKUS adds new Regional Manager

    Thursday, October 11, 2007

    Bob Linster, JrAMKUS, Inc. is proud to announce the appointment of Bob Linster, Jr. to the position of Regional Sales Manager.

    Bob will directly oversee the AMKUS dealer network covering the Northeastern United States including the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and a portion of Virginia.

    As a 17-year veteran of the rescue tool industry, Bob brings extensive knowledge and experience to this position. His addition to the AMKUS family further bolsters our ongoing commitment to market growth and responsive customer service. We look forward to the future with great anticipation.

  • Extended Reach Tips now Available

    Sunday, September 30, 2007

    24_3All new from AMKUS- Extended Reach Tips (Patent Pending) for the AMK-24 Spreader provide an additional 8 inches of spread. The unique construction of these tips eliminates loss of power while providing extended reach and the push button pins eliminate losing pins in the field.

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  • New Rope Rescue System

    Wednesday, August 8, 2007

    Rope Rescue SystemAMKUS Rescue Systems (Downers Grove, IL USA) is proud to introduce their NEW ROPE RESCUE SYSTEM. The advanced design deploys in under two minutes, eliminating pulley systems and load releasing hitches while greatly reducing the number of rescuers needed topside from 8-10 to just two! It is easy to use, requiring less training than traditional rope rescue methods thanks to the incredibly simple design. Unlike other belaying devices, THE AMKUS ROPE RESCUE SYSTEM passes knots with ease.

    The AMKUS ROPE RESCUE SYSTEM is designed to improve the safety of both rescuer and victim in dangerous high angle rescue operations with a 1,000 lb. working capacity with a 10:1 safety margin and an instant stop / zero shock loading system. It features a precise control which allows the load to be raised or lowered by a fraction of an inch at a time for critical positioning. It also creates a more organized incident scene with fewer elements to contend with and fewer technicians to coordinate.

    AMKUS also manufactures a complete line of high performance hydraulic rescue tools and extrication equipment including: spreaders, cutters, combination tools, rams and power units.

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  • ISO 9001

    Tuesday, July 10, 2007

    ISO9001-2008certWe are proud to announce that AMKUS, Inc. has received certification to the ISO 9001:2008 quality management systems standard.

    Certification to ISO 9001:2008 provides assurance to our customers that AMKUS products are designed and manufactured by “controlled means,” verified by a third party organization.

    If you have any questions or need specific information regarding our ISO 9001:2008 certification, please feel free to contact AMKUS directly.

  • AMKUS Fund Raising Posters!

    Saturday, June 2, 2007

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASupport your local fire department! Full color fund raising posters featuring an action photo and the text, “Fighting for Lives, We’re in it Together”, are now available.

    The posters are a manageable 18″ x 22″ size and allow room for your department to fill in the details of your fund raising event.

    Contact AMKUS or your local AMKUS dealer to receive your supply free of charge. Please let us know how many you would like (about 10-12 fit in a mailing tube) and where to send them.

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