Guild Associates is a leader in engineering and manufacturing innovative and cost-effective containerized systems for the military. Examples of these systems are the Laundry Advanced System and the Mobile Integrated Remains Collection System.
The LADS Laundry Advanced System (LADS) was developed in the early-1990's as a laundry and chemical agent decontamination system. It was later modified to an water-based field laundry system featuring low-water use and reduced manpower with the first unit fielded in 1999. The LADS is capable of cleaning 8,000 lb/day of bagged laundry while consuming only 1300 gpd of water and requiring only two operators/shift (by comparison, a residential large-capacity washer will consume 40 gallons to wash 18 lbs). The LADS has seen duty in both peacetime and wartime. A total of 204 systems have been manufactured for the U.S. Army.
In response to an RFP in 2005, Guild Associates, Inc. developed the Mobile Integrated Remains Collection System (MIRCS) for the Army. With the use of custom-designed vacuum insulating panels, which increase usable volume, this system is capable of providing mortuary service transportation for up to 16 human remains. The MIRCS meets ISO standards for shipment and can be air-lifted from remote parts of the world. As with the LADS systems, MIRCS have seen service in both wartime and peacetime operations. Production for the US Army totaled 176 systems which were completed in 2014. In 2019, Guild Associates was awarded a contract to supply 9 systems to the US Marines.
Guild Associates is proud of the commendations we have received from the military for our products. Click the links below to read these letters of commendation.