Strong Man Readies Tarps and Sheeting for Winter Blasts

Experts predict rough winter ahead.

What does winter hold for the U.S. construction industry? According to the editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, winter 2014 is “shaping up to be a rough one.” The eastern coast of the United States, especially, is expected to be hit with bitter cold and heavy snowfalls, while the Midwest can look forward to “piercing cold” and the Mid-Atlantic States will see more than their fair share of snow.

To prepare for the winter blast and to keep construction crews working, Strong Man Safety Products is ramping up production of their heaviest fire retardant tarps that keep heat in and weather out.

“Time is money in construction,” notes Jay Kinder president of Strong Man. “Construction companies can’t afford weather delays. Construction professionals demand products that go up and stay up in all types of weather. Our customers count on us to keep them working no matter what Mother Nature throws our way.”

The forecasted winter blast comes at a time when the construction industry is entering the season on a high note. Construction spending hitting a four-year high in July and construction employment increased in 26 states between July and August (Associated General Contractors of America).

Whether the forecasted winter blast materializes remains to be seen, but smart companies are readying themselves for the possibility.

“It’s the nature of the industry,” says Kinder. “Work can’t stop just because it’s cold.”

Strong Man Safety Products Corp manufactures heavy-duty, all-seasons nettings and tarps for debris and weather enclosures. Since 1974, its products have been widely used by construction companies, subcontractors and utility companies on job sites, demolition sites, storage areas and material yards. They are used as sandblast curtains and scaffold enclosures, as well as vision, wind and heat barriers. Strong Man enclosures meet OSHA specifications and are wind resistant and flexible, even in cold weather.

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