BELFOR WINS 2016 CHRYSALIS AWARD
BELFOR Fresno received the prestigious 2016 Chrysalis Award for Commercial Insurance Restoration by returning a community treasure to its pre‐loss glory - the Hanford Fox Theatre. After a ceiling collapse, BELFOR stabilized the structure so that the Engineering firm could assess the damages and develop a repair plan. Reconstruction and code upgrades were implemented while maintaining the historic character of the 87‐year‐old structure. The Hanford has been an area landmark since it was built in 1929. Due to the historic component of the building, all modern repair methods were used to preserve the original aesthetic of the theatre.
BELFOR WINS PRESTIGIOUS
RIA PHOENIX AWARD
Innovation in Restoration - MCH Center For Women & Infants
BELFOR has received the prestigious Phoenix Award from the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) for its innovative restoration work at the MCH Center For Women & Infants in Odessa, TX. The Phoenix Award for Innovation in Restoration and Reconstruction recognizes high achievement in the area of disaster restoration. BELFOR Property Restoration, BELFOR Technical Services and DUCTZ, another BELFOR company specializing in air duct cleaning, joined forces for the recovery effort. The building was re-certified for patient care by Texas Department of Health, and reopened for patient care in just five weeks after a fire caused heavy smoke and water damage.
2016 HURRICANE SEASON FORECAST
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) is predicting that the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30, will be very active. NOAA predicts a 70 percent likelihood of 10 to 16 named storms, including 1 to 4 major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher). NOAA also issued its outlook for the Pacific basin. The eastern Pacific hurricane outlook calls for a 70 percent probability of 13-20 named storms, of which 6-11 are expected to become hurricanes, including 3-6 major hurricanes. For assistance before, during and after a hurricane or tropical storm, call BELFOR at 1.800.856.3333.