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StormRoom™ with Kevlar® in 1st U.S. National Agreement


With April kicking off the most active month for tornados across the United States and with consumers being increasingly focused on home safety, DuPont and Epcon Communities have agreed to provide the DuPont™ StormRoom™ with Kevlar® to Epcon’s 138 builder franchisees in 30 states. The agreement makes DuPont a national account supplier to Epcon Communities, allowing consumers purchasing an Epcon Communities home to have access to the StormRoom™ and incorporated into the existing home design.

“This agreement enables DuPont to help protect more families throughout the United States with the proven technology of DuPont™ Kevlar®,” said Tom Schuler, vice president and general manager -- DuPont Building Innovations. “DuPont™ Kevlar® is, pound for pound, five times stronger than steel - a perfect fit for storm shelters, which can offer people with and without basements the maximum protection. Epcon Communities is providing a solution for consumers nationally that they’ve never had before.”

The DuPont StormRoom™ with Kevlar® for in-home shelters is reinforced with DuPont™ Kevlar®, the same material used in bullet-resistant vests that have helped protect police and military personnel for more than 40 years. Available in pre-built and custom configurations, the DuPont™ StormRoom™ with Kevlar® can be installed into an existing home or incorporated into any building plan within a day. Unlike other storm shelters, the DuPont™ StormRoom™ allows for easy electricity and plumbing installation, as well as cell phone and radio reception, so its occupants can monitor news and weather information. When not in use, the StormRoom™ can double as an extra room, storage space or powder room.

“With our agreement, the DuPont™ StormRoom™ should provide peace of mind for our prospective buyers as well as a secure location given our slab-on grade construction,” said Tom Kirchner, national accounts manager for Epcon Communities.


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