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Free Seminars: Safe Rooms Save Lives

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June 25, 1999
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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- As Oklahoma begins to rebuild areas damaged by spring tornadoes, homeowners and homebuilders alike are seeking information on safe rooms, which can save lives in otherwise deadly storms. Builders, contractors, and homeowners can learn about concrete safe rooms at a series of free seminars held across Oklahoma this summer. Attendees will learn about the benefits of safe rooms, visit informational booths, talk with distributors, and take a walk inside a safe room built with insulating concrete forms (ICFs) at any one of seven different events.

Oklahoma City Seminars
(held at 429 NE 50th Street-ACCO Building)
Wednesday, June 30 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, July 17 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Saturday, July 31 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Saturday, August 21 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Tulsa Seminars
(held at the Homebuilders Association of Greater Tulsa, 11545 East 43rd) Saturday, August 14 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Saturday, August 28 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Lawton Seminar
(held at the Great Plains Area Vo-Tech School, 4500 W. Lee Boulevard)
Saturday, July 31 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The seminars are free and open to the public. Register at the door or in advance by calling (877) 596-7622. For more information on safe rooms or insulating concrete forms, call the safe room hotline at (877) 59-ORMCA, or contact any of the sources listed below:

Bob James
Oklahoma Ready Mixed Concrete Association
429 NE 50th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(877) 596-7622; fax (405) 525-0287

Dick Whitaker
Insulating Concrete Form Association
1807 Glenview Rd., Ste. 203, Glenview, IL 60025
(847) 657-9730; fax (847) 657-9728

Lionel Lemay
Portland Cement Association
5420 Old Orchard Rd., Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 966-6200; fax (847) 966-8389

Based in Skokie, Illinois, the Portland Cement Association represents cement companies in the U.S. and Canada. It conducts market development, engineering, research, education, and public affairs programs.

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