Teledyne RD Instruments makes devices that measure water flow, velocity and currents in oceans, rivers and streams across the world. The instruments can help predict erosion and flooding, keeping the loss of life and property at a minimum.
A recent government order injected about 700-thousand dollars into Teledyne, providing the company an almost ten percent boost in revenue.
"To be honest with you it really helped out with our second quarter, the second quarter was really looking thin on bookings and we weren't sure where it was going to come from," Rogers said.
But now, the company has not only kept its staff of about two hundred employees, but has even hired an engineer to help design its products of the future.
"It kept us going nicely we're seeing an upturn in now, we're seeing the orders start to come in again. So it kept us moving when it got to the point where we may have had to make difficult decisions otherwise," said Rogers.