Friday, May 24, 2024

RDML Dion English to visit local Navy contractor during visit to area for Navy Week

by BIZ Magazine

Navy Week is back in Shreveport-Bossier and as part of the week-long celebrations, Navy personnel will be setting sail to visit one very special, local, small business. Shreveport-Bossier is one of only 15 cities in the nation hosting this intensive Navy focused activity this year.  

Based in Shreveport, LA, Maxim Watermakers is a local manufacturer which provides desalination and water treatment technologies for marine defense applications. The company’s water treatment systems provide life-sustaining water for crews during ship deployments. 

In 2016, Maxim Watermakers was awarded a contract to provide the electronics cooling system for the DDG51 Flight III Guided Missile Destroyers and were subsequently awarded a second contract in 2020 to supply the Seawater Reverse Osmosis Systems, High Purity Reverse Osmosis Unit, and Electronic Cooling Water Demineralizer Assemblies for the U.S. Navy’s FFG-Constellation Class frigates. 

“Maxim Watermakers is committed to the U.S. Navy and is honored to have these opportunities to serve the American warfighters. “On behalf of Maxim Watermakers, we extend our deepest appreciation to all of our active-duty military, veterans and their families for their bravery and service to our country,” said Ben Schneider, General Manager of Maxim Watermakers.  

The Navy’s senior executive host visiting Shreveport-Bossier this year is Rear Admiral (RDML) Dion D. English, Vice Director, J4 Joint Staff. RDML English was invited to visit Maxim Watermakers and will be given an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at their manufacturing facility on Monday, March 20th. During his tour, RDML English will observe first-hand the manufacturing process, view the water treatment system equipment, and meet some of the men and women who work hard to help keep the U.S. Navy afloat.  

 “Maxim Watermakers is a true Shreveport-Bossier success story,” stated Shreveport Chamber President, Dr. Tim Magner. “Their ability to engineer and manufacture state-of-the-art equipment that meets the highest military grade tolerances and the Navy’s global mission requirements from right here in our community is a testament to their leadership and the quality of their people.” 

RDML English’ visit is one of numerous community events across the area that Navy personnel will attend, including engaging with students across multiple high schools and volunteering throughout the city with organizations such as the Boys Scouts, Girl Scouts, Christian Services Food Pantry, and the Fuller Center. 

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