[Transhield] Elkhart, Ind.
In partnership with Dr. Shrink Inc., Manistee, Mich., Transhield donated 50 disaster shelters to the survivors of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The lightweight 8-by10-foot shelters have a waterproof floor and screened windows. The frame is made of PVC piping and requires no tools for assembly. The shelter covers, made of sewn Transhield Shrinkable Fabric™ and nonwoven fabric liner, were sewn by Transhield. Dr. Shrink worked with Camcar Plastics Inc. to design and assemble the frame. It is estimated that about 500,000 people were left homeless following the disaster.