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August 18, 2010
D.S. Brown's runway seals support the next generation of space travel at new spaceport America facility in New Mexico.

North Baltimore, OH, August 18, 2010 – When Virgin Galactic’s first tourist flight blasts off from the new Spaceport America facility in New Mexico, The D.S. Brown Company will have played a small but important part in enabling the next generation of space travel.

D.S. Brown, a worldwide designer, manufacturer and supplier of engineered rubber, steel and concrete products in the transportation infrastructure construction market, is providing the Delastic Preformed Pavement Seals that seal the pavement joints on Spaceport America’s 10,000-foot-long runway and protect the pavement from premature deterioration.  Located in Upham, New Mexico, the 27-square-mile facility is designed to support civilian space flight currently being marketed by Virgin Galactic.

Working with David Montoya Construction, Inc., the Concrete Airfield Construction Contractor, and A-Core Concrete Cutting Specialists, the Sawing and Sealing Sub Contractor, D.S. Brown is supplying over 300,000 linear feet of pavement seals installed through a self-propelled installation machine called a Delastall Kompressor. “Spaceport America is a unique project, but its high-performance concrete pavements need high-performance joint sealants,” said Kirk Feuerbach, President and CEO of D.S. Brown.  “Space tourists may never notice the difference, but our Delastic Preformed Pavement Seals are designed to protect the concrete, even in the most demanding applications.” Thomas H. Lewis, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, said, “Like any critical infrastructure, Spaceport America needs a complex mix of the highest-quality components.  With D.S. Brown runway seals, the owner has selected a product designed to match the overall purpose of the project: to ensure safe and uninterrupted space travel well into the future.”

About The D.S. Brown Company
Founded in 1890, The D.S. Brown Company is a leading worldwide designer, supplier and manufacturer of engineered products for the bridge and highway industry.  D.S. Brown’s home office and manufacturing facilities are located in North Baltimore, Ohio.  D.S. Brown is fully integrated, performing and controlling all manufacturing processes internally: Research and Development; Engineering Design/CAD Detailing; Extruding, Molding, and Testing; Custom Steel Fabrication and Machining.

D.S. Brown is a portfolio company of Altus Capital Partners, Inc., an investment firm specializing in middle market manufacturing companies based in the U.S.

Laura Brophy