Although peak tornado season typically occurs April through June, violent outbursts struck early this year and featured one of the largest tornado events to ever occur in winter. The January 21–23 spate of storms produced 79 confirmed tornadoes across the Deep South from Texas to South Carolina, resulting in the second-deadliest January outbreak on record. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. averages more than 1,000 tornadoes per year — more than any other country. Annual insurance losses from U.S. tornadoes and thunderstorms range in the billions, with the costliest event occurring in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and nearby areas in April 2011, resulting in $7.8 billion in insured damages.
Long established as one of the nation’s top banking centers, Charlotte, N.C., is also one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. One of the drivers for Charlotte’s robust growth is the city’s attractiveness to businesses looking to relocate or expand their headquarters there — from energy and technology corporations to financial companies and entrepreneurs.
April 13, 2017 — General Shale has added three new products to its Denver, Colo.-based Architectural Classics brick series — providing builders, architects and designers with soft tones and natural hues for meeting contemporary design trends.
April 12, 2017 — Arriscraft and its parent company General Shale have reached an agreement with T-Clear Corporation for the exclusive North American distribution rights to ProGUARD®DP Insulated Concrete Board panels. This wall system meets today’s rigid building codes in terms of energy performance and installs in a fraction of the time of traditional wall systems.
April 10, 2017 — Arriscraft, manufacturer of naturally made products that emulate quarried stone, has released a comprehensive, consumer-focused video and launched a newly redesigned website, providing consumers, homebuilders and commercial customers with improved access to the product line and its unique benefits.