Opic is providing a US$1.95mn loan to Air Structures American Technologies and Investment (Asati) – the Russian subsidiary of IPD Sales and Marketing, based in Missouri.


The loan will finance a manufacturing facility near Moscow where Asati will design, manufacture and assemble air-structure buildings for clients operating primarily in the sports and recreation, industrial and natural resources, agriculture, and construction applications sectors.


Among potential uses, the domed structures could serve to cover waste sites, in order to prevent the emission of harmful matter into the atmosphere. The project will also involve a demonstration air-structure building at the Moscow Expo Centre.