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It’s not exactly standard for a school to have Tornado Resistant Steel Doors and Frames in their buildings but for those like Park Crossing High School in Montgomery, Alabama, well, it’s a fact of life. You see, Montgomery is a city located in what is commonly called “Tornado Alley” – a strip of the United States where the number of recorded tornadoes is extremely high.

So when they decided to build the new high school in Montgomery (to be opened Fall 2013) they came to us at AMBICO Limited for our renowned Tornado Resistant Steel Doors and Frames and some smaller windows. AMBICO Tornado doors, frames and windows combine the ultimate in wind and debris resistance and yet appear identical to standard hollow metal doors & windows and pressed steel frames. Products are manufactured in compliance with FEMA #361 “Design and Construction Guidance for Community Shelters.”

3-point latching hardware on the doors and windows is factory pre-installed. About half of the Tornado doors in the building of this school were ordered to be fire-rated. We, at AMBICO Limited, can feel comfortable that the students of Montgomery, Alabama will be safely guarded by our products.

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