Background & History of MainstreamFounded in 1986 by Dr. Robert P. Scaringe, Mainstream is a solution-oriented, research, development and manufacturing small business located in Rockledge, FL. Mainstream started out with two R&D contracts from the U.S. Air Force. We now manufacture equipment and perform R&D research for most agencies of the U.S. government and many government prime contractors. Mainstream's products are sold worldwide and we hold a Department of Defense Commercialization Index of 100%.Mainstream has received numerous honors for outstanding products, performance and innovation, including the Blue Chip Enterprise Initiative Award in 1999 and 2000, SBA's Tibbetts Award ( for commercialization ) in 1997, State of Florida Governor's New Product Award in 2000, NASA Certificate of Recognition in 1999 and SBA's Small-Business Prime Contractor of the Year in the southeastern U.S. in 2000.Mainstream is located on the east central coast of Florida, minutes from Orlando and Kennedy Space Center. Mainstream boasts a state-of-the-art, 80, 000-square-foot R&D/manufacturing facility situated on eight acres in Brevard County.To research and develop emerging technologies. To engineer these technologies into superior-quality, military- and private-sector products that provide a technological advantage.Mainstream is a premier R&D company that focuses on transitioning advanced thermal control and energy conversion technology into high-quality and cost-effective commercial products. Areas of expertise, include heat transfer, fluids, thermodynamics, mechanics, chemistry, nano-technology, and power. Mainstream is currently providing solutions to NASA, DOD, DOE, DOT, DOC, USDA, and industry through externally-funded R&D programs. Mainstream also has extensive internally-funded R&D to support our externally-funded R&D and to transition R&D into commercial products.