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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.
Do you ever wonder why so much time and effort is spent on the space program, or how it affects our daily lives? If you do you'll be surprised, and even pleased, to learn that technology developed for space exploration can affect your life in a big way. There's a company here in Utah that specializes in translating space technology into everyday living. Its name is HyPerComp Engineering, Inc.
HyPerComp has already caught the eye of one prominent Utah official. In a recent press release Senator Orrin Hatch said that "HyPerComp has proven itself a leader in transforming emerging aerospace technology into important applications that improve our everyday lives." Because of businesses like HyPerComp, says Senator Hatch, "the Utah business community maintains its reputation for innovation and excellence."
One of HyPerComp's current projects is to increase the safety and oxygen storage capacities of the breathing apparatuses used by firefighters — and that means better equipment for the men and women protecting our communities. In a similar project, HyPerComp is working to create lighter and safer storage systems for alternative fuel automobiles and buses.
Of course, the technology behind these operations was originally developed for space exploration. But thanks to the creative vision of the people at HyPerComp, that same technology may benefit your life someday very soon. Recently, NASA awarded HyPerComp what is called a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research Contract to help HyPerComp develop these important technologies.
HyPerComp is located in Brigham City. James Patterson and Shaun Hogan founded the business seven years ago. Before HyPerComp, both men worked as rocket motor engineers at Thiokol.
For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.