Magazine article Risk Management

A Temporary Home

Magazine article Risk Management

A Temporary Home

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In times of disaster, business downtime can often be more costly to a company than the physical damage of the catastrophe itself. With this in mind, companies need to make sure they have an alternative if their main facility becomes unavailable due to fire, water damage, chemical contamination or any number of other potential causes.

One option comes from Mahaffey Fabric Structures of Memphis, Tennessee. This company specializes in lightweight, vinyl temporary structures that can provide a cost-effective solution to business interruption from natural or man-made disasters.

The Mahaffey Clear Span tent is made from a durable aluminum frame with a wind and weather resistant vinyl covering, which can be custom made to any width between 10 and 50 meters, and up to any length and height, including a special "megastructure'" scale capable of accommodating up to 5,000 people. Mahaffey can also adjust the structures to meet clients' individual specifications, including specialized lighting, heating and cooling, flooring and carpeting, loading dock doors and multiple levels. …

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