Ensuring continued success for the defense industry and our allies requires sound technical and engineering backing.


Technology Deployment

Continental Tide has worked tirelessly to provide the best in Alteration Installation Team (AIT) support.


Military Products

Continental Tide's engineers and technicians develop new and innovative products for military and shipboard use.


Continental Tide featured in Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce magazine

ReadingmagazineContinental Tide Defense Systems, Inc. President Keith Reidinger was featured in the Entrepreneurs Corner section of the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce’s Spring 2016 Commerce Quarterly magazine.

Reidinger was highlighted for building a thriving headquarters for the company in downtown Reading. The article mentioned Continental Tide as a business with “an untold story of perseverance, passion, and most importantly – the leadership responsible for creating vibrancy and innovation in our region.”

Click here to read the complete article in Commerce Quarterly.

Continental Tide Technical Skills Training Stand Now Available!

Continental Tide Defense Systems Inc. announces the recent release of its tested Technical Skills Training Stand. Developed by a team of engineers and technicians, the training stand is intended to provide a mobile platform at which technically-skilled tradesmen such as welders, pipefitters, and electricians have the opportunity to demonstrate or perfect their abilities to read and interpret installation drawings and develop physical electrical, piping, and structural systems and components. The Technical Skills Training Stand also provides a safe and closed environment to conduct hands-on training for new craftsmen to help ensure they are fully prepared to support these systems when in the field. Continental Tide continues to lead the way in innovation for new processes and methods of training with the addition of the Technical Skills Training Stand to its line of Training and System Assessment Products.

For more information about the Technical Skills Test Stand or any Continental Tide products or services, please contact Continental Tide today at 484-577-4070.

Continental Tide develops WAVE application functionality for Apple Watch

Continental Tide recently expanded the use of its Workflow, Assessment, Verification, & Evaluation (WAVE) application tool with a compatible application for the Apple Watch. Previously a tablet-only application, Continental Tide has expanded the versatility of the WAVE application to allow some of the components of the WAVE system to be used on the new device. This new functionality allows WAVE users to complete their tasks faster and more efficiently.



WAVE Application Excels on USS PEARL HARBOR Ballast System Assessment

Continental Tide’s Workflow, Assessment, Verification and Evaluation (WAVE) application excelled during its latest utilization aboard the USS PEARL HARBOR (LSD 52). Continental Tide’s team performed an assessment of the current condition of the ship’s ballast system. The ballast system stabilizes the vessel during on-loading and off-loading of equipment and during normal sailing operations.

Utilizing the WAVE application tool, configured to support the USS HARPERS FERRY (LSD 49) class ballast system, Continental Tide’s team of three engineers completed the assessment, along with associated repairs to equipment, in less than a week. Loaded on portable handheld devices, the assessment tool was configured with assessment check sheets for the various components of the ballast system. The tablet provided necessary assessment inputs, technical documentation references and final report outputs, enabling the job to not only be completed faster and more efficiently, but also providing a greater level of completeness and accuracy.  



Ride the wave to our apparel store

CT store
Continental Tide has now opened its own online apparel right here on our website under the culture tab at the top of the page.  Our inventory is stocked with a wide-variety of long-sleeve shirts, short-sleeve shirts, polo shirts, pants, and more. All items are available to Continental Tide employees and the general public, however, please note that some items are priced for employees. For more information, please contact Continental Tide. Take a moment to explore our exclusive gear and celebrate the grand opening of our online store.

Continental Tide successfully deploys next generation WAVE application

Continental Tide’s team of six engineers and electricians recently completed the groom and testing of the USCGC Mackinaw (WLBB-30) Integrated Propulsion Plant Switchgear system utilizing the next generation WAVE (Workflow, Assessment, Verification & Evaluation) tablet application.



Continental Tide
Philadelphia, PA
Corporate Office

531 Canal Street, Suite 401
Reading, PA 19602
Phone: 484-577-4070
Fax: 484-577-4077

Continental Tide
Norfolk, VA

1457 Miller Store Road, Suite 104
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Phone: 757-410-7611
Fax: 757-410-7211

Continental Tide
San Diego, CA

205 West 35th Street, Suite K
National City, CA 91950
Phone: 619 781-8658
Fax: 619 781-8672