[Chattanooga Tent Co.] Chattanooga, Tenn.
Chattanooga Tent Company’s location helps it to respond quickly to disasters, such as hurricanes on the Atlantic, Gulf and Florida coasts. Hurricane Katrina was so devastating that temporary shelters formed base camps which housed hundreds, or even thousands, of relief workers and emergency employees for weeks or months. The tents were used for sleeping, dining, bathrooms, recreation, administration and medical care and were equipped with flooring, climate control and lighting. The company’s primary disaster response customers are companies that manage the base camps at disaster sites for government agencies and relief organizations. Chattanooga Tent puts aside a small percentage of inventory during key periods, such as hurricane season, so it is prepared to respond when disaster occurs.