Park City, UT


They tell us, they want full parade protection, but they want it to be protection that doesn’t take hours or even days to set up, disrupt local traffic and that’s what our barriers do.

—Eric Alms, president of Meridian

PARK CITY, Utah, USA, April 6, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — It was time to celebrate the return of Olympians and Paralympians, and Utah’s “Ski Capital,” Park City, brought it home. done in style with a parade through its historic site. streets.

To keep everyone safe, Meridian Rapid Defense Group has deployed its highly mobile Archer 1200 barriers, effectively closing the parade route to all but those participating in the parade.

The procession of 66 skiers, lugers and biathletes who competed in the Beijing Winter Olympics was cheered on by thousands of local people lining the main street.

Jenny Diersen, Park City’s Special Events and Economic Development Program Manager, said, “We posted the closing time at 1 a.m. to give people time to grab a cup of coffee or drop off their skis. We do the final closing at four o’clock.

This is when the meridian barriers were put in place and shortly after the parade began.

“These barriers of ours are ideal for this kind of event,” said Eric Alms, president of Meridian. “We are now hearing from many cities who have heard how easily Archer Barriers can be moved indoors and outdoors.

“They tell us that if they want full parade protection, they want it to be the kind of protection that doesn’t take hours or sometimes days to put in place, that disrupts local traffic and that’s what are our barriers,” Alms said. .

Archer 1200 barriers weigh 700 lbs. steel made in the USA, but due to their unique design, they can be easily moved by one person. In Park City, minutes after the end of the Olympic parade, the barriers were removed and the streets reopened to traffic.

As is always the case, prior to the event, Meridian worked with the city and parade organizers to prepare a fully certified vehicle safety mitigation plan. This ensures that everyone agrees on the security plan well in advance of the event.

The Olympians said they loved hearing the cheers of the crowd, which they said was so nice after two Olympics where, due to COVID restrictions, crowds were not allowed.

Meridian Archer 1200 barriers are SAFETY Act Certified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), providing the ultimate standard for keeping people, communities, and places safe. For more information on Meridian Rapid Defense Group and the Archer 1200 Vehicle Barrier, visit www.meridian-barrier.com

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