Low Country Company Produces Decontamination Gear

The best, fastest military units try to travel light, and one Low Country company is trying to help. Beaufort's Two-Stroke International designs engines for decontamination equipment, the gear that helps wash things down in case of chemical contamination. Right now, the company's converting the last of some 1,500 pieces for the Marines.

"What we have now is a very lightweight engine that will burn diesel, jet fuel, home heating oil, it'll burn almost anything flammable," explained the company's Al Mitchell.

The Navy and Air Force already have a few thousand of the units. The company expects an order from the Army soon as well.

Reported by: Chris Cowperthwaite, ccowperthwaite@wtoc.com