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I think Nicole we got to get to this story President Obama -- today that the BP oil spill quote.
Will be contained.
And BP is looking to get the job done with the help of a product patented by my next guest it is called the tiger -- It's made by a company called US flood control joining me now from New Orleans in another Fox Business exclusive the man who runs the company Paul Vickers Paul.
Very happy to have you here -- you make -- of the stuff I understand you have an order from BP of what eighty miles but the state of Louisiana needs 400 mile.
Now that we get and we can just keep making this stuff forever because you got Alabama Florida now Mississippi and I'm sure a whole host of other states it may require this in the future.
Tell me about BP in your relationship and how it started I understand you guys pitch to them.
While it worked -- really we -- flood control and I was trying to think of while this is really.
A flood control product and mean and but at the same time -- whales coming through so what are we act like a flood control and boom and we already where we actually.
Currently right now worked for ExxonMobil.
-- achieve -- -- the -- people like that already and in fact we protect the entire.
US strategic petroleum reserves let that this is just another job that we should be able to do is layer stuff out on the beaches and then stopped oil flow from into getting into the sensitive marshes.
We're looking at pictures of these orange tiger dams and and right up above them is the oil and it looks like it's holding most of -- back.
Tell me about that first meeting with BP how long did it take you to convince them that they put in what is it -- ten million dollar order.
Yeah you know it it didn't take long at all -- they have the guys can download data we told him about it we got the officials into a meeting into -- BB in all my.
And they were on a pretty pretty quick they were really good about it actually tell me what's in your hand I needed to show me how this stuff works what it's made up what's inside it.
Well as an entrepreneur first -- but this company in bankruptcy the inventor had given up on -- that didn't work anymore it's I wanna say that from the start of this -- -- realism entrepreneurs out there.
This is filled -- we uses to -- we'll get up to a three inch -- -- fire hydrant.
And just put this into the valve and -- -- locks into to the valve itself and then fills up from there.
One of the key things is in the strategy of getting a stronger is when you get -- water pressure to simple mathematical calculation is that.
You have water coming up against a -- for -- action equal reaction so we really got stronger by using this big debut a year.
And this is actually a bigger than we normally would use this is a -- -- anchors -- be like -- -- anchor people crises before for mobile homes and stuff like that.
This is a four foot with a six inch -- on it.
And this can withstand a lot of pressure to what we're concerned about right now -- not just the oil spill right now because.
We feel this is going to be ongoing into the fall so we have to have our products -- -- their -- and really withstand the storms -- -- mother nature is -- possibly hurricanes you know hey Paul how long does it take you to make one single mile of this and are you hiring.
-- we are retirees might affect them really wanna say that especially I got thousand new employees from the National Guard we're gonna come work for us actually when they're done their duties that we hired them to come out you guys been amazing.
How can people get hired by U.
Go to our website US -- until dot com send out applications and we're looking for people who have Indian.
Any kind of experience in -- F weld and radio frequency welding and hot -- welding and in of course living in Louisiana and we have a planted here in New Orleans.
Oh bless your heart I love it thank you so much the company of course.
Is US flood control Paul Vickers I need to come back on the show I.
We're gonna send it we've got Adam Shapiro had been Jeff Flock out there that can come find you guys -- you've spoken to some of -- before but thank you so much for coming on here today.
Thank you can I think the Canadian government to do that because that's a good story quickly I want to really -- the the Canadian government in premium Manitoba Greg -- for helping.
Oscar he sent down a hole went to equipment to help all of -- de Louisiana.
And it was just awesome they -- this stuff down to because they have more time they had ordered from -- about a hundred miles and then they left it two lots right is that correct.
That's right they weren't using lead in the city about thirty miles -- the stuff down that they didn't need it so they sent it down to as we just delivered to them.
And they gave it back to -- to say you know these guys need it more than us right now.
You've just as long as you have a back -- -- time for flood season next -- so.
I would want to thank them that was awesome -- Canada no problem right here our neighbors to the north we appreciate it thank you Paul good luck.
Thank you Paul that person and he's higher -- --
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