Charleston Meeting Wrap Up

1st General Meeting of 2020
Charleston, South Carolina
The IHPA hosted the 1st General Meeting of 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina at the Doubletree by Hilton Charleston Airport on February 7th, 2020.
Speakers
Charleston County Emergency Management Office
Carl Simmons with the Charleston County Emergency Management Office spoke with attendees about the Charleston County Emergency Management Department and how building codes are enforced in South Carolina.
For more information, contact Carl Simmons here!
Jim Heise PGT Innovations Family of Brands – Water Infiltration CEU
Jim Heise of PGT Innovations Family of Brands taught our attendees a one hour continuing education unit on Water Infiltration.
Attendees learned the causes and the controllable fix that can save clients lots of money and unwanted aggravation, and some of the myths regarding fenestration products.
For more information, contact Jim Heise here!
Professor David Dilley – Global Weather Oscillations, Inc. – Hurricane Season Predictions
Official IHPA Partner Professor David Dilley of Global Weather Oscillations, Inc. previewed his 2020 Hurricane predictions and what we can expect moving forward for the next season. He also gave an overview on what previous hurricane cycles have looked like. Remember IHPA members receive a discount on GWO Zones!
For more information contact Professor Dilley here!
Frank Bennardo – Engineering Express – Myths and Realities of the Inevitable Digital Plan
Frank Bennardo of Engineering Express educated attendees on the inevitable reality that is the digital plan, and he discussed the myths and realities behind it. As the world moves more into a digital space, businesses need to be prepared for how that will change their ability to conduct business.
For more information, contact Frank Bennardo here!
Table Top Educational Displays
The Muhler Company
The Muhler Company is the Lowcountry’s leading provider of windows, doorsshuttersstorm protection, and sunrooms for home improvement and construction projects including single-family and multifamily residential construction. Since 1991, Muhler has developed long-term relationships with residential and commercial customers. Muhler offers a wide range of impact-rated windows, different styles of elegant hurricane impact rated shutters, and other storm protection products and solutions. Storm Trim™ was developed and patented by the Muhler Company and is a revolutionary code compliant and economical new way of protecting windows during a storm.
To learn more about The Muhler Company visit muhler.com.
Alutech United
Alutech United’s company headquarters is located in Selbyville, DE and they have a second location is in Sarasota, FL. Both locations include inventory and manufacturing floors, as well as efficient and cost-effective equipment for production and shipping. Alutech United offers a wide range of storm and hurricane protection solutions, including screens, roll shutters, custom shutters, accordion shutters and more. Their offerings also comply with building code requirements in the respective locale where our products are being installed.
To learn more about Alutech United visit alutech.com.
Expert Shutter Services Inc.
Expert Shutter Services is a Treasure Coast based manufacturer, in business since 1986. They provide installation for a number of storm shutter types and they also manufacture the Nautilus Rolling Shutter System and accordion storm shutters as well. The shutters are made of extruded aluminum and feature a unique compact Nautilus shutter. Their rolling shutters are also ideal for protecting storefronts and countertops. The compactness of the center reel combined with the way the slats fold over one another creates a barrier that is impossible to penetrate.
To learn more about Expert Shutter Services visit expertshutters.com.
Threaded Fasteners Inc.
Threaded Fasteners specializes in the manufacturing, custom packaging and distribution of high quality steel fasteners including tower and electric utility bolts, anchor bolts, A325 structural bolts, A394 tower bolts, nuts, washers and more. They are also able to manufacture custom parts. Their products serve many industries including power generating utilities, chemical and electrical, commercial marine construction, stainless steel fabricators, metal building manufacturers and Department of Transportation (DOT) fabricators. Threaded Fasteners has been in business since 1979 and are based in Mobile, Alabama with six other U.S. offices in Florida, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Tennessee.
To learn more about Threaded Fasteners visit threadedfasteners.com.
Atlantic Shutters, Inc.
Atlantic Shutters, Inc. is a Miami based hurricane protection company. They engineer custom-designed storm prevention systems and provide professional installation.provide Dade County, or FBC, Product Approved hurricane protection in the form of Accordion Shutters, Storm Panels, and Roll-Up Shutters. They also offer two different removable flood panel systems. One system is capable of reaching 4 feet high, while the other can reach up to 7 feet high. They are both designed to span 4 feet across, but can be attached to one another to provide a continuous flood barrier.
To learn more about Atlantic Shutters visit atlanticshutters.com.
Hurricane Safe Products
Hurricane Safe Products manufacturing and warehouse facility is located in Sarasota, Florida. Hurricane Safe Products manufactures ClearTek™ Corrugated Hurricane Panels, ClearTek™ Flat Panels, UltraScreen X2 Fabric Hurricane Protection, GreenTek™ Rolling Shutters and GreenTek™ Greenhouse materials. All our products have been tested and are Florida Building Code Approved. Their UltraScreen X2 fabric hurricane protection is so strong that it passed the missile test at twice the required speed!
To learn more about Hurricane Safe Products visit hurricanesafeproducts.com.
Save the Date!
The IHPA is excited to announce that the 2nd General Meeting of 2020 will be held on May 8th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. In conjunction with this meeting the IHPA will again partner with FIU and the Museum of Discovery and Science for “The Eye of the Storm”, a Hurricane Preparedness, Science and Mitigation event, held on May 9th!
Registration will open soon, be on the lookout for updates! We’ll have dynamic, impactful speakers, networking opportunities, educational displays and more!

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