During the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina blue tarps were vividly displayed across the landscapes of damaged homes in Louisiana revealing extensive destruction. Many people experienced that hurricanes can strike anytime with little or even no warning for preparation leaving several homeowners with damaged roofs and little time to repair the problem. More than 250,000 blue tarps used throughout the hurricane-impacted region of New Orleans were supplied by A1Tarps creating wide company recognition and expansion.
A1 Tarps plays an integral role in disaster preparedness by providing large amounts of tarps worldwide due to the many accessible quantities on hand. The company has supplied many polyethylene coverings to organizations in response to natural disasters such as Hurricane Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne and Tropical Storm Bonnie.
In 2005, A1 Tarps immediately shipped over fifty containers of weather resistant tarps to the blue roof project managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for the Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA The tarps were used as temporary roof covers and shelters in response to Hurricane Katrina as homeowners waited to be re-roofed.
In addition to providing natural disaster support, A1 Tarps has increased business by expanding company products and offering superior commercial and residential quality tarps at competitive prices. The company supplies and manufactures a wide variety of tarps and canopies ranging in a multitude of colors and sizes, covering everything from dump trucks and lumber to portable buildings, RV's and much more.
With more consumers A1 Tarps is the largest tarp manufacturer and supplier in the US and will continue to use its services to assist many organizations in additional natural disaster relief efforts.