Elastec/American Marine Sets New Guinness World Records® Title

Carmi, IL USA—The performance of Elastec/American Marine’s Hydro-Fire® Boom is “Officially Amazing”. The Carmi, IL based manufacturer of pollution control equipment has set the new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the “Longest Continuous Burn of Oil Spill
at Sea”.

The record-setting event took place during the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in the summer of 2011 when E/AM CEO Donnie Wilson and his team managed the in-situ controlled burn operation for BP America. Elastec/American Marine’s water-cooled Hydro-Fire® Boom, manufactured in the company’s Fairfield, IL facility, had the longest, continuous oil burn of 11 hours and 48 minutes. The second longest burn of 11 hours and 21 minutes was performed by Elastec/American Marines’ American Fireboom.

By the time the Deepwater Horizon well was capped, 411 controlled burns were conducted with the majority employing Elastec/American Marine’s fire booms.

About Elastec/American Marine: www.elastec.com

The world headquarters of Elastec/American Marine is located in Carmi, Illinois, USA, encompassing over 200,000 square feet in four manufacturing and warehousing facilities in Southern Illinois and a facility in Cocoa, Florida. Satellite sales offices are located in Virginia, Florida, Estonia, China, India and Turkey. With over 140 employees, the Company manufactures pollution recovery systems with a core competency in domestic and international oil spill recovery. Elastec/American Marine products are distributed through a global network of dealers and direct sales.



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