Valencia, CA – 3 Mar 2014 Applied Companies announced today that Jack Thousand, Sr. VP visited recently with Congressman and Chairman [of the House Armed Services Committee] Buck McKeon and Senator Dianne Feinstein in support of the U.S. Army's Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) program. The Army's top modernization priority, WIN-T provides vital communications capabilities for soldiers and commanders on the move. Building this network relies on the skills and expertise of more than 525 workers in California.

Applied Companies provides a very unique and special HVAC system for the WIN-T network, which enhances soldier safety and effectiveness. In today's digital Army the information systems generate a significant heat load; our HVAC systems keep the Digital Systems in the best operating range possible.

Applied Companies Recognized by GDMS for WIN T Work

Jack Thousand said, "Each day in Valencia our employees work hard to make sure our HVAC systems supporting this critical communications capability reaches the soldier. We're proud to be part of such a vitally important Army program and we appreciate Chairman McKeon's and Senator Feinstein's support."

Led by prime contractor General Dynamics C4 Systems, the WIN-T network and other Army networking programs depend on support from a diverse group of suppliers. Located in more than 30 states, these suppliers include small, veteran-owned, woman-owned and other businesses and represent more than 6,700 skilled workers. These suppliers and the employment they represent support local economies and help maintain job opportunities for highly skilled workers.

"Before WIN-T, commanders waited hours to get the information and intelligence they needed during a mission," said Chris Marzilli, president of General Dynamics C4 Systems. "With WIN-T, they can make a conference call with team leaders while moving at 40 miles-per-hour, sharing what they know and what they are seeing in real-time. This is a life-saving advantage for our soldiers."

This year Applied Companies celebrates 55 years of continuous operations. Applied is a privately held Woman Owned Small Business with core focus on HVAC, Power Generation and Pressure Vessels for the Defense and Aerospace Industries.