Leader of Outdoor Canopy Tents Creates New Type of Emergency Shelter

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The leading U.S. canopy distributor Ace Canopy has been assisting with canopy shelters in emergency relief efforts for Mexico, Haiti and Chile.

The leading U.S. canopy distributor Ace Canopy has been assisting with outdoor canopies in emergency relief efforts for Mexico, Haiti and Chile. Initially many requests for canopy tent shelters were delayed due to inadequate canopy tents for the services needed. With thousands of people in need and conditions challenging, the type of canopy to use was in question. During the aftermath of Haiti's 7.0 earthquake there was gridlock with supplies and emergency covering to the homeless victims. Tents and tarps were some of the most sought after items. When the first wave of tarps and canopy tents were sent it was abundantly clear that these canopies would not last the harsh rainy season and it's heavy winds.

The other obstacle was cost. The average emergency canopy shelter that could last the harsh conditions was too expensive and not feasible to supply by the thousands do to budgetary reasons. In conjunction with emergency agencies, Ace Canopy has created cost effective canopies that can hold up against heavier winds. The canopy tent consists of inter locking poles that makes the set up time short and easy. The 8x10 foot canopies can be set up within minutes. The canopy top and walls are made of 100% waterproof polyethylene. The canopy can be secured to dirt or concrete through the canopy footing with canopy stakes or concrete screws. The interior walls of the canopy are heavy duty mesh so if strong winds occur the outer poly walls can be rolled up. The mesh walls let the wind blow through the canopy giving it more flexibility to withstand the wind. The tent canopies also come with heavy duty 72 inch bungee cords with hooks that help secure the frame of the canopy with even more flexibility. The 8x10 structure fits three to four people comfortably.

Ace Canopy has pre-built over ten thousand of the Emergency Canopy Tents and plans to expand the model to several different sizes.

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