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With a potential flood battle lurking around the corner, PS Industries, Grand Forks, ND, took the opportunity to showcase a product that it believes is a better alternative to sandbags.
Flooding presents itself in many different forms, and as a result, flood protection comes in various forms as well. Each type has its own unique benefits, and your choice ultimately comes down to which one will be the most effective in the situation at hand.
PS Industries, 1150 S. 48 St., a company started locally in Grand Forks, is doing business on the national and international stage, with its unique line of doors, hatches and flood barriers, one of which is protecting the United States Constitution at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
Historically, flooding has not been a concern for the residents of Frederick, Maryland. One uncharacteristically torrential rainstorm in 2015 changed that for good. The sudden influx of water caused storm drains throughout the city to back up and overflow into the streets. Floodwater rose to dangerous levels in a matter of hours and quickly began to make its way into homes and businesses, including the YMCA of Frederick County.
Located along the shores of the mighty Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, lies the luxury high-rise known as Plaza Towers. It is owned by Eenhoorn, a national property management company that uses the building as its corporate office (it also houses a Marriott hotel and a variety of apartments and condominiums). In recent years, Plaza Towers has struggled with flooding from the nearby Grand River.
PS Flood Barriers™, a division of PS Industries™ Incorporated, recently added a new HydroDefense™ Flood Plank Wall System (FP-535) to its line of flood protection barriers.
As the company has evolved from being a manufacturer of high-quality industrial doors to one that also produces safety/fall-protection products and flood barriers, it now has a name that reflects its wide breadth of product offerings.
In 2017, the Houston, Texas, area was devastated by Hurricane Harvey, which brought monumental widespread flooding. Over a four-day period, some areas received as much as 40 inches of rain. The flooding that ensued affected thousands of homes and businesses, but thankfully, with the help of PS Flood Barriers, some remained dry.