Continental Tide Defense Systems, Inc. was awarded a five (5) year Multiple Award contract supporting Military Sealift Command (MSC). The contracted work will focus on power distribution, internal communication, machinery controls automation and associated engineering and electrical services. This work will be provided around the globe.
Continental Tide is among thirteen (13) other companies to receive the award.
Continental Tide Defense Systems, Inc., is among a group of 10 ship-repair firms that have been awarded a share in a U.S. Navy maintenance contract worth $119.1 million over one year.
If all options are exercised, the contract could be worth up to $644 million and continue for five years.
The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD) recently completed its review of Continental Tide Defense System’s Quality Management System (QMS) Level I, II and III procedures and forms and issued the highest rating possible including praise in the areas of Management, Training and Document Control.
“We are very pleased to have received this high rating and want to thank the team from NSWCPD for its constructive input during this review. I would also like to acknowledge all of the hard work and dedication exhibited by our team in remaining fully committed to total customer satisfaction through the delivery of quality engineering and industrial and modernizing support to US Navy, Coast Guard and other DoD organizations,” said Continental Tide President Keith M. Reidinger.
Continental Tide is a privately held, HUBZone headquartered, certified small business that provides programmatic, engineering and technical services to US NAVY, Coast Guard, Military Sealift Command and other Department of Defense organizations.
Continental Tide received more than $82,000 in tax credits from the Department of Community and Economic Development through the Keystone Innovation Zone Program.
For complete details on the tax credits, please read the article below from the Reading Eagle.
Continental Tide benefits from program
Tuesday January 24, 2017 12:01 AM
By Brad Rhen
A Reading-based defense contractor recently received more than $82,000 in tax credits from the state Department of Community and Economic Development.
Continental Tide Defense Systems Inc., 531 Canal St., received a total of $82,585 as part of the Keystone Innovation Zone program. Continental Tide, which also has locations in Norfolk, Va., and San Diego, provides programmatic, engineering and technical services to U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, Military Sealift Command and other Department of Defense organizations, according to its website. The
company has had a location in Reading since 2011 and has about 25 employees here.
Continental Tide’s Quality Management System (QMS) was recently audited and approved by the Port of San Diego Ship Repair Association (PSDSRA). The company has since been added as an approved federal contractor to provide engineering and Alteration Installation Team (AIT) services through the PSDSRA.
Quality Policy Statement: Continental Tide is committed to total customer satisfaction by delivering engineering, industrial and modernizing support to the US NAVY, Coast Guard and DoD organizations. All levels of the organization are dedicated to the process of meeting or exceeding customer’s requirements in a professional, safe and ethical manner. In addition, we are committed to comply with requirements and work to continually improve the effectiveness of the Quality Management System.
Continental Tide Defense Systems, Inc. President Keith Reidinger was featured in the Entrepreneurs Corner section of the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce’s Spring 2016 Commerce Quarterly magazine.
Reidinger was highlighted for building a thriving headquarters for the company in downtown Reading. The article mentioned Continental Tide as a business with “an untold story of perseverance, passion, and most importantly – the leadership responsible for creating vibrancy and innovation in our region.”
Click here to read the complete article in Commerce Quarterly.
Continental Tide Defense Systems Inc. announces the recent release of its tested Technical Skills Training Stand. Developed by a team of engineers and technicians, the training stand is intended to provide a mobile platform at which technically-skilled tradesmen such as welders, pipefitters, and electricians have the opportunity to demonstrate or perfect their abilities to read and interpret installation drawings and develop physical electrical, piping, and structural systems and components. The Technical Skills Training Stand also provides a safe and closed environment to conduct hands-on training for new craftsmen to help ensure they are fully prepared to support these systems when in the field. Continental Tide continues to lead the way in innovation for new processes and methods of training with the addition of the Technical Skills Training Stand to its line of Training and System Assessment Products.
For more information about the Technical Skills Test Stand or any Continental Tide products or services, please contact Continental Tide today at 484-577-4070.
Continental Tide recently expanded the use of its Workflow, Assessment, Verification, & Evaluation (WAVE) application tool with a compatible application for the Apple Watch. Previously a tablet-only application, Continental Tide has expanded the versatility of the WAVE application to allow some of the components of the WAVE system to be used on the new device. This new functionality allows WAVE users to complete their tasks faster and more efficiently.
The ideas behind the new functional features came about from feedback from Continental Tide’s field personnel and other WAVE users. While the tablet provided an immense relief from the necessity of carrying heavy paper documentation, drawings, and books of information such as technical manuals, new technology with the watch are making certain tasks easier. The integration to the Apple Watch has allowed WAVE users more convenient access to major functions of the application, all from their wrist.
“The integration of the Apple Watch into WAVE’s arsenal was developed for ease of use for certain function of the application. The Apple Watch allows us to capture specific metrics such as time tracking alarm tests to ensure the most accurate readings are obtained and recorded for a more complete and thorough assessment of equipment,” said Continental Tide’s WAVE Lead Engineer Zachary Haupt.
The new WAVE Apple Watch extension includes a custom timing application that allows the user to not only take accurate readings without another tool, but also to set alarms for equipment parameters to ensure they are all within the required specifications. Visual, audible, and haptic feedback alert the user to satisfactory or unsatisfactory results based on their criteria.
“WAVE’s use of the Apple Watch is just another way Continental Tide is changing the way assessments are conducted,” said Continental Tide Director of Engineering Russ Leinbach.
“Continental Tide continues to lead the way in innovation and expects to expand WAVE’s reach to new areas of opportunity in the coming year,” he said.
For more information about the WAVE application or any of Continental Tide products or services, please call 484-577-4070 or visit our website at www.continentaltide.com.
Continental Tide’s Workflow, Assessment, Verification and Evaluation (WAVE) application excelled during its latest utilization aboard the USS PEARL HARBOR (LSD 52). Continental Tide’s team performed an assessment of the current condition of the ship’s ballast system. The ballast system stabilizes the vessel during on-loading and off-loading of equipment and during normal sailing operations.
Utilizing the WAVE application tool, configured to support the USS HARPERS FERRY (LSD 49) class ballast system, Continental Tide’s team of three engineers completed the assessment, along with associated repairs to equipment, in less than a week. Loaded on portable handheld devices, the assessment tool was configured with assessment check sheets for the various components of the ballast system. The tablet provided necessary assessment inputs, technical documentation references and final report outputs, enabling the job to not only be completed faster and more efficiently, but also providing a greater level of completeness and accuracy.
Continental Tide’s team of six engineers and electricians recently completed the groom and testing of the USCGC Mackinaw (WLBB-30) Integrated Propulsion Plant Switchgear system utilizing the next generation WAVE (Workflow, Assessment, Verification & Evaluation) tablet application.
Developed by Continental Tide engineers, the WAVE application allowed the team to have all necessary technical documentation available for assessment and grooming at the Point of Performance. “Every two-person team had a tablet and I had the master tablet. The tablets were synchronized twice a day and the information was caught up so every team member and the Coast Guard could see it,” said Continental Tide Program Manager Edward Kabak.