Tornado Shelter gets Foam Filled Innovation!
In the quest for perfection, Granger Industries continues its process of relentless improvements by now offering ALL Granger ISS Tornado Shelters to offer industry leading, double wall, foam filled protection! This addition of foam allows for an increased structural design while drastically reducing on condensation or sweating issues that plague and eventually ruin other shelters! Don't subject your family to mosquito cess pools and flooded, rotting shelters! Go with the experienced World leader who continues to prove safety and innovation with a world class leading product from Granger Industries!
Granger ISS Shelter makes National Television!
With destructive weather continuing to be on the minds of citizens all across the United States, the nationally televised show 'The List' recently covered a family who purchased a Granger ISS Tornado Shelter and why they made the decision to purchase America's leading underground storm shelter!
Tornado Survivor Gives Shelter Excellent Reviews!
Tornado Shelter Doors- In Color!
Tornado or Storm Shelters offer your family a much needed level of protection against storms and tornados. Many consumers wish for their Tornado Shelter or Storm Shelter to have some aethehtic value as well as the life saving protection that is offered by industry leading Tornado Shelters, such as the Granger ISS. The Granger ISS Tornado Shelters and Storm Shelters now offer the industry leading Granger ISS Tornado Shelter door in the following upgrade colors:
Other colors for custom upgraded doors for Tornado Shelters include a grey granite, dark grey, terra cotta and more! Please ask your dealer for pricing and details on custom color options when ordering your Tornado Shelters!
Read about more Tornado Shelter features here.
Tornado Shelter innovations continue!
Press release date: October 31, 2011
The Granger Plastics Company continues to add innovation to the construction of the Granger ISS In-ground Safety Shelter by adding a bullet resistant panel upgrades option to the door. The multi layer polymer door was tested at Texas Tech’s Wind Science & Engineering Research Center Debris Impact Test Facility, to meet or exceed FEMA 320 and FEMA 361 specifications. The Tornado Shelter door, bullet resistant panel upgrade option now being offered, will continue to add to the level of protection offered from this unique multi purpose shelter.
The only Tornado Shelter with a Safe Room/Panic Room quality door!
See the new generation of Granger ISS Tornado Shelter doors under go FEMA 320 & FEMA 361 testing at Texas Tech University's Wind Science & Engineering Research Center. The Granger ISS is an underground Tornado Shelter, so in theory, it only needed to be tested to FEMA 320 standards. Due to the high quality engineering staff at Granger Plastics, the Tornado Shelter door not only meets or exceed FEMA 320 standards, it also meets Above Ground Safe Room criteria by exceeding the FEMA 361 standards. The same door passed (2) tests, being impacted (3) times by a 15 pound 2 x 4 at 67 mph, then seeing an additional (3) impacts, by a 15 pound 2 x 4 at 100 mph. Even though the second test was unnecessary due to the Granger ISS Tornado Shelter being an underground unit, but went forward with the more grueling test anyway to display Granger's commitment to safety, innovation and quality. This is all just another example of why Granger Plastics produces the best tornado shelter available for single family consumers. Granger Plastics has been manufacturing Tornado Shelters for over 15 years currently. Even gaining international attention as early as 10 years ago from Internationally recognized publications such as Plastics News, USA Today and a number of news channels and media outlets across the country!
Granger ISS Tornado Shelter featured on ThomasNet!
August 1, 2011
The Granger Plastics Company continues to innovate upon its industry leading In-ground Safety Shelter design by converting the door to polyethylene. Granger Plastics was the first tornado shelter manufacturing company to have a FEMA 320 exceeding aluminum door and now is the first tornado shelter manufacturer to have a FEMA 320 & FEMA 361 exceeding polymer door. Read more by clicking the link below!
Granger ISS Tornado Shelters- Fox 19
Granger ISS Storm Shelter- Local 12
Granger Plastics- Plastics News- August 2001
Granger Plastics- Plastics News- August 2001
Granger Plastics has been building Tornado Shelters for over 15 years now! Unlike many, who opt to only seasonally get into the business, or only pursue the business when the storm season is convenient for them, Granger Plastics manufactures World Class innovations year round, for over 17 years now. Granger has innovated its own patented Tornado Shelter design.
Granger ISS Door Guarantee
Granger Plastics, a world leading Rotational Molding company, takes great pride in its manufacturing of safety products, such as Tornado Shelters. When your Granger ISS Tornado Shelter door does its job of saving you and your families lives from an inclement, National Weather Service verified Tornado and your Tornado Shelter door sees impact damage from Tornado debris, Granger Plastics and your local dealer will replace your door free of charge. Just pay shipping and handling and you will recieve a brand new door, to ensure your families safety. As simple as that! We are committed to your family's safety!
Rotomolding Company Continues Growth Converting Fiberglass Products to Polyethylene
Press release date: August 25, 2011
As times are changing and the corporate world wants to stretch every dollar, Granger Plastics is being sought out to convert fiberglass products into polyethylene. Polyethylene's durability, long life span and superior molecular structure make the transition a logical choice for many original equipment manufacturers and other companies. Granger Plastics has made many of these conversions to the great satisfaction of our customers demonstrating the company motto of "Solutions Beyond Expectations".
"Having introduced the world's first all-polyethylene rear trailer 'cone' as the replacement for 'cones' that have historically been fiberglass, we are pleased to advise that the new PolyCone produced by Granger Plastics Company is performing well in the field: Better impact resistance, better scuff resistance and lower cost. When a PolyCone is dented in the field, we just push it back into its original shape and send our enclosed car hauling equipment back on the road. Damage to fiberglass has always required bodywork to repair. We are pleased with the results of our material conversion project with GPC.
Director of Maintenance
Precision Motor Transport Group
Most durable Tornado Shelter!
Severe weather is notoriously unpredictable. We have a vast knowledge about the conditions and suroundings that cause it and how often this occurs throughout the country. We have sophisticated warning systems, as well as extensive radio and 24/7 news and television coverage of these storms and Tornadoes as they approach and even destroy. Even with all of this technology and warning systems, still hundreds are killed each year from tornadoes, freak storms and other disasters, with thousands more injured. Property loss is routinely in the billons of dollars.
Granger ISS Shelter Videos
The Granger ISS is the only Tornado Shelter that can tout a double wall (2 walls), each 1/2" thick, Rotationally Molded from one of mankind's most durable materials, Polyethylene. Watch the video to see the Internationally recognized Tornado Shelter innovation being produced, assembeled, quality control checks and loaded into a truck for shipment!
The Granger Tornado Shelter has the combination quality features and extremely durable construction. The polymer material that makes up the Tornado Shelter, is one of the most durable and toughest materials on the planet. The polyethylene construction of the Tornado Shelter, make the Granger ISS Tornado Shelter the only shelter your family will ever have to purchase! Watch the video above to see how easy it is to use the articulating handrails and the strong, FEMA 320 exceeding aluminum door, that has a gas assisted shock for even easier use! The Granger ISS is another shining example of Granger Plastics commitment to innovation and safety! No other Tornado Shelter manufacturer has the world class engineering expertise that Granger Plastics has! Granger has provided international solutions for some of the World's leading companies and industries! The Granger Tornado Shelter is another innovation being engineered, produced and assembeled by Granger Plastics!
See the Granger ISS Tornado Shelter Aluminum door exceed FEMA 320 Standards as it is tested at Texas Tech University's Wind Engineering and Research Center! Notice how the door handles the 15# 2 x 4 as it is shot out of an air cannon at extreme high speeds to simulate an F-5 250 mph Tornado wind! The Granger Iss Tornado Shelter exceeded these standards! With nothing to hide Granger Plastics makes it Tornado Shelter videos available via the internet... Why would other shelter manufacturers make you request it from them if they have nothing to hide? The Granger ISS Tornado Shelter- The best Underground Shelter on the market!
Fiberglass Tornado Shelters vs Polyetheylene Tornado Shelters
The original YouTube video that started the debate! As numerous low-end Fiberglass shelter manufacturers "heard thru the grapevine" that Granger Plastics was out of the gate educating potential consumers as to the differences between Fiberglass and Polyethylene. Many chose to accept the facts and new innovations as Polyethylene as a superior material to fiberglass, while a scarce few who seem to be stuck in the past, refuse to accept that Fiberglass is an inferior material in comparison to polyethylene in terms of Tornado Shelters. Watch the video above to see how the Polyetheylene Tornado Shelter sample excels in comparison against fiberglass! Coming soon, Granger Plastics will be releasing a 2nd Generation Tornado Shelter comparison video, this time it will provide a "handicap" advantage to the less capable Fiberglass material, while also utilizing samples from "known Fiberglass Tornado Shelters" thanks to a number of newly added Tornado Shelter dealers to the Granger ISS Tornado Shelter network! Will the Fiberglass still fail? How will the Fiberglass hold up in comparison against common lawn & garden chemicals? Coming soon!
Tornado Shelter Comparisons
The extremely durable polymer (LLDPE) construction of the Inground Tornado Shelter can provide a useful life span that under most conditions should exceed 1,000 years! Unlike concrete and fiberglass, the Polyethylene construction won't deteriorate, alleviating concerns that apply to other materials. Concrete shelters tend to settle and form cracks throughout the unit. With fiberglass moisture is a problem causing the unit to crack, deteriorate and/or possibly rot. Unlike Steel units, the Inground Tornado Shelter will not rust or corrode. The extremely thick 1/2" double wall construction, offers not only the extreme strength of a rotationally molded product, but offers a wall thickness combination that exceeds most single wall units. The Granger Plastics Tornado Shelter is the only Tornado Shelter your family will ever need to purchase, period.