Parker Global

National WWII Museum PT305 Restoration Project Benefits from Filtration Donation

Parker’s partnership with the National WWII Museum is helping to bring history to life.Recently, Parker was presented with the opportunity to partner with the National WWII Museum in New Orleans on their PT-305 Restoration Project. The goal of this project is to reclaim a PT boat used during World War II and bring it back into service so that visitors to the museum can experience this important piece of history for themselves.

In April 2007, the PT-305 was secured for this project and was transported to the National WWII Museum campus. Now, with the help of many volunteers, she is being completely restored to her wartime condition and will become a permanent museum exhibit.

Several years in the making, the restoration is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2015, and Parker has played a significant role in restoring this important piece of history. The three Racor 800 Series Filtration Systems that were donated will support the long-term life of the three Packard Machine V12 engines on this vessel. In addition to making and supplying the systems, the Parker team also had them certified to ensure the vessel can support its new assignment of Charters and Historic Events.

Once complete, the restored PT-305 will transport WWII veterans and museum visitors across Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans to the site of the original factory of the Higgins Company, who produced these vessels during the war. 

Learn more about Parker's culture and values. 

Related Content:

Racor SNAPP Fuel Filtration Specified for New OXE High Performance Diesel Outboard Engine 

Fuel Filtration for Marine Applications 

Sustainability Report Illustrates Renewed Commitment to Responsible Operation

 

Categories
Recent Posts by Author

Teaming Up to Lead Workplace and Community Improvements

From providing a safe and engaging work environment where all team members can thrive, to strengthening all of the communities which the company calls home and supporting organizations that make...

Students’ Innovative Science Fair Projects Recognized with Engineering Excellence Awards

The Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair (NEOSEF) is an annual regional science and engineering competition intended to engage interested students with hands-on learning projects. The event...

Parker’s Sustainability Report Highlights Local Impact of Global Commitment to Responsible Operations

Parker has released its 2017 Sustainability Report, “A Viewpoint on Social Responsibility.” The report highlights team member-driven initiatives which are helping to strengthen communities,...
Comments

Have a question about Parker products or services? We can help: Contact Us!

Comments for National WWII Museum PT305 Restoration Project Benefits from Filtration Donation


Please note that, in an effort to combat spam, comments with hyperlinks will not be published.

Leave a comment





Captcha