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United States of America

B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc.
9461 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052


B E Meyers & Co Inc

Description

Over 40 years later, B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. is still a family business that prides itself on serving the needs of the warfighter with passion, ingenuity, and innovation.

 

Brad and Nancy Meyers began the company in 1974 by combining his hobby of SCUBA diving with his knowledge of explosives and a passion for the unorthodox, operating out of their home in Seattle, Washington.  B.E. Meyers & Co. Inc. started as SeaMesh Corporation, a unique underwater demolition company that started clearing away subsurface debris in the shipyards of Puget Sound, and evolved into providing a service for large ships to clear their hulls from marine growth while at anchor.

 

With his patented method of utilizing a low-yield explosive mesh system, Brad was able to create a high-pressure wave effect that would clear barnacles from the ship, but leave the steel hull undamaged.

 

 

This allowed for expedited and inexpensive ship maintenance as costly dry dock fees could be avoided and the process could be completed in a day. Fewer barnacles resulted in less drag, and less drag resulted in better fuel economy during the routine ocean journeys of these large vessels.  As operations and insurance costs increased, SeaMesh became difficult to sustain and later evolved into B.E. Meyers & Co. Inc. in 1974. Brad took his interest in optics and astronomy and started an astronomy business out of their small home, successfully selling a variety of telescopes and other equipment throughout the typically cloudy Pacific Northwest.

 

During this time is when Brad began experimenting with early night vision tubes, and created some of the first systems sold commercially to police departments across the US. This evolved into a line of night vision systems and long-range surveillance systems for state and federal law enforcement, and then high-power infrared and visible lasers for weapons and military applications came next.

Status
Manufacturer of Armaments