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      Iron Mountain business helps power emerging countries

      A business in Iron Mountain has sent some of their product overseas to emerging countries like Libya.

      Systems Control is helping provide electricity through skids they've skipped to North Africa and Columbia. The skids from Systems Control are used to compliment a General Electric Mobile Back-Up power plant. In countries like Libya, where it may take months to build a power plant, the mobile plant can distribute electricity within weeks.

      "We're shipping a skid eight feet wide, forty feet long that weighs 32,000 pounds via air cargo transport plane to Libya; it's something that's unique to us and a first time," says Executive Vice President Al Bloniarz. "It's opened our eyes about the fact that there are many, many other opportunities out there in the world."

      Systems Control estimates that the mobile power plant can provide electricity to about 30,000 homes every hour.