The Beier Radio family of companies, including The Marine Training Institute and Sentinel Control Technologies, are marking their expansion in Terrebonne Parish by giving back to law enforcement officers who protect the community each and every day. Today, Beier Radio donated seven bulletproof vests to the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Houma Police Department in a presentation at the corporation’s facility in Gray, Louisiana.
“Beier Radio is proud to be a part of this robust business community and we appreciate the law enforcement officers who keep us all safe at work and at home,” explains owner Karl Beier. “With this donation of bullet-proof vests, we are pleased to help protect the officers who protect us all.”
Six vests have been donated to the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office and one vest has been donated to the Houma Police Department.
“More and more people are carrying guns today, and more than ever before, officers don’t know what they are up against when they approach a situation. Bullet proof vests are critical in protecting the lives of our police officers, and we need every one that we can get,” says Keith Gallicio, president of the Fraternal Order of Police, Houma Lodge. “We greatly appreciate Beier Radio’s support in providing one more safety advantage for our dedicated officers who put themselves in harm’s way every day.”
With headquarters in Mandeville, Louisiana, Beier Radio is a worldwide supplier of Integrated Vessel Control and Management systems, including the Beier IVCS 4000 series Dynamic Positioning system and IVMS 2000 Series Vessel Management system. Sentinel Control Technologies, the manufacturing division of Beier Radio, designs and manufactures high quality control and instrumentation products and systems used for vessel management, steering, cargo loading and unloading, navigation light panels, shaft tachometers, engine controls, and thruster controls.
The new Marine Training Institute offers navigation and dynamic positioning training to boat captains and operators utilizing revolutionary computer simulation technology. It is the only full-time ECDIS training facility along the Gulf Coast, and is accredited by The Nautical Institute in London for training in the operation of Dynamic Position systems.
The Marine Training Institute opened along LA Highway 24 in Gray in January 2014, and Sentinel, along with Beier Radio’s full service and engineering departments, moved to newly constructed facilities at this location in June. When construction of a new warehouse is completed this fall, the 20-acre campus will house 50 employees for all three affiliated companies.