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05/02/2016
Interstate Restoration has entered into an agreement to acquire FirstOnSite, Canada’s largest independent disaster restoration company. This is a historic milestone for Interstate Restoration. It will be our largest acquisition to date, and it will result in making us the second largest independent emergency restoration and reconstruction services provider in North America. The combined company will have the scale and capabilities to compete more effectively and better serve cross-border...
04/25/2016
Earlier this month, Interstate Restoration attended the 2016 RIMS Conference in San Diego, California. The conference, as usual, was wonderful and the San Diego atmosphere couldn’t be beat! We made it our goal again this year to help support an organization working to build affordable, service enriched housing for those in need. For every attendee that invited us to scan their badge, a cash donation was made on their behalf to Mercy Housing. Thank you to those of you who were able to...
04/18/2016
June 1st marks the start of the Atlantic basin hurricane season, and while there is significant uncertainty as to how much storm activity may occur, the Tropical Meteorology Project (TMP) at Colorado State University (CSU) is predicting an average 2016 Atlantic basin hurricane season due to two factors. First, El Niño is weakening and should dissipate by this summer, meaning that the strong upper-level winds that tore apart storms in 2015 are likely to be weaker. Second, the far North...
04/11/2016
The 2016 PLRB Claims Conference is just around the corner and we hope to see you there! With over 100 educational sessions, there are numerous resources available right at your fingertips. Click on the link below to learn more about the exclusive events happening at the Interstate booth (#430). Get Back in the Driver’s Seat with Interstate Be sure to stop by the Interstate Restoration booth (#430) next week to get your emergency response services questions answered, and test your racing...
04/04/2016
The 2016 RIMS Conference is happening next week and we hope to see you there! Every year we attend this conference to further our risk management education and to network with clients like you.  Recharge and give back at RIMS Be sure to stop by our booth (#2041) in between classes/sessions for a recharge…literally! Grab a complimentary cup of coffee and a delicious treat, plug-in to our device charging station, and support a good cause. This year we will be donating to Mercy...
03/28/2016
So far in each month of 2016, we’ve already seen significant flooding and flash flooding in many parts of the country. In January, unusually high winter flooding levels impacted communities and businesses in Midwestern states from Illinois to the Gulf of Mexico, including many states along the Mississippi River.1 In February, parts of New York and New Jersey were inundated with water when strong storm winds combined with high tides to cause significant flooding.2 In March, severe...
03/21/2016
Somewhere in the U.S. right now, there’s a decent chance that a community of business owners are in the midst of a severe weather episode. Or trying to figure out how to deal with the aftermath. For the prepared and unprepared alike, severe weather can lead to incredibly stressful situations. Put yourself in their shoes. If you’re with a business that is prepared, you are already a step ahead in the recovery process. Why? Because you knew what to do to better ensure the safety of...
03/14/2016
Knowing what to do after a disaster can make all of the difference in a speedy recovery. The more planning your organization can do up front, the more competently your team will perform tasks when stress levels are high. Check out our newest infographic below that includes the 10 recovery actions every business should consider: 
03/07/2016
The tropical Pacific has been experiencing a strong El Niño since the summer of 2015. El Niño is a phenomena that brings warmer than normal waters to the eastern and central tropical Pacific. Associated with El Niño are impacts that affect weather globally, including a well-known relationship whereby stronger-than-normal upper-level westerly winds typical of El Niño tear apart Atlantic hurricanes as they are trying to form. In general, El Niño events are also...
02/29/2016
When an unexpected crisis occurs, is your organization prepared to respond effectively? While it's important to consider what you will do if the worst happens, it is also important to know what NOT to do. Click here to listen to a short podcast interview with Hilton Brown (preparedness expert) who discusses the topic of "What NOT to Do After a Disaster."  You will discover the five key actions you should avoid taking post-event and walk away better prepared to assess your...