Seattle, Washington -- Polyurethane foam manufacturer Gaco Western has developed a new rapid response emergency shelter that meets all domestic codes and is suitable for any environment, a 3 March company statement said.
According to Gaco, the structure is the first of its kind to address emergency shelter needs in places like Haiti, Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as other areas experiencing natural disasters.
"Spray polyurethane foam is a remarkable product that is reducing energy requirements in Iraq and Afghanistan. Not only is it saving taxpayers billions of dollars in fuel costs, it is -- more importantly -- getting fuel trucks off the most dangerous roads in the world and saving lives," stated retired US Army Brig. Gen. Steven Anderson, currently coo at Synovision Solutions.
"We've been working with the military for the past several years foaming tents in Iraq to reduce energy use, take fuel trucks off the road and ultimately save lives," said Peter Davis, president of Gaco. "While the current foam application is working, we've developed a more technologically advanced system that is the only one of its kind to meet all domestic codes; it's a turnkey solution for any emergency shelter situation or disaster area," he added. (RD)