Surviving disasters

January 1st, 2023

Extensive damage after Hurricane Ian in 2022. Hurricanes and severe weather often hit hardest in coastal areas, where marine fabricators and boat yards are in the highest risk category for sustaining damages from high winds and flooding. Photo: ©FelixMizioznikov, Dreamstime.com When Jeff Kleger got the call in February 2008 that the building housing his awning […]

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Redesigned steam suits for the U.S. Navy

July 1st, 2017

One of the dangers of life on a submarine is the potential for one of the pressurized steam lines aboard to rupture. In such a situation, steam would leak at extremely high temperatures, potentially resulting in severe injury or death. While it is highly unlikely for this to occur, safeguards must be in place in […]

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Layers of safety: textile innovations offer protection when disaster strikes

June 29th, 2017

A suit of plate armor weighing up to 100 pounds. A 10-foot-thick stone fortress wall. A thin piece of highly engineered fabric. Whether the danger is a force of nature or a manufactured threat, all three provide protection. But much has changed since medieval days of storming the castle and the logic that “the heavier […]

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Disaster loan filing period reopens for Superstorm Sandy survivors

December 16th, 2015

On Dec. 2, 2015, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced it reopened the filing period for survivors in all states affected by Superstorm Sandy to apply for low-interest disaster loans. The filing deadline for physical damage and economic injury losses is Dec. 1, 2016. The Recovery Improvements for Small Entities (RISE) After Disaster Act of […]

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SBA, Agility Recovery to host webinar: 10 mistakes for businesses to avoid when dealing with a disaster

December 2nd, 2015

The Agility Recovery and the U.S. Small Business Administration will host a webinar on Dec. 8 from 2 to 2:30 p.m. ET that will focus on the top 10 most common mistakes business owners make when dealing with a crisis. With businesses everywhere operating on limited resources, the survival of a company—especially when faced with […]

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SBA to offer free webinar on supply chain disaster preparedness

April 2nd, 2015

Strategies and best practices for engaging suppliers, vendors and partners. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), along with co-sponsor Agility Recovery, will host a free webinar titled “Disaster Preparedness & Your Supply Chain” on April 7 from 2 to 3 p.m. EST. The discussion will focus on proactive steps companies can take to mitigate the […]

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