American Access Soars After Order for Chemical-Attack Alarms

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American Access Technologies (AATK) was up 47.3% in preopen Island trading.

The company Monday said it has received a second order from the U.S. government for specialized alarms that detect a chemical warfare attack, through the company's subsidiary Omega Metals.

According to American Access, the company made 6,000 alarms for the government in 2000. The devices are designed for use in battlefield conditions and have been deployed in skirmishes around the world, the company said.

American Access primarily manufactures patented housing for cabling and communications systems.