DuPont launches test facility for next-generation storm protection
June 30, 2008
DuPont recently opened its first storm-shelter testing center. The multi-million dollar facility will allow the company to test different materials for its DuPont StormRoom with Kevlar. DuPont also will use the site to develop new technologies that will further help protect people and property during dangerous storms.
“Historically, April kicks off tornado season in the United States, but already this year we’ve seen the incredible destruction these storms can cause, including a hit on a major urban area, Atlanta, which dispels the myth that tornadoes don’t target big cities,” said Thomas F. Schuler, vice president and general manager, DuPont Building Innovations. “This test facility, our first at a DuPont site, will allow us to test new materials for storm protection and to make the StormRoom stronger and more cost-effective for consumers and building owners.”