Harsco Industrial IKG Celebrates a Rich History That Spans a Century

Walter Irving's Portable Grid Landing Mat Helped Facilitate Allied Victory In WWII

June 27, 2008

Harsco Industrial IKG (IKG) has long been recognized as the leader of the grating industry. There have been many landmark achievements by the company over the past century but one of Walter Irving's proudest inventions was the portable Grid Landing Mat that was used by the Army Air Forces in World War II. Irving produced millions of square feet of the highly mobile product for use by our armed forces to help facilitate the rapid movement of troops and equipment through Europe.


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