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Hurricane Protection Professionals and Building Officials to Meet in New Orleans - August 21st

The International Hurricane Protection Association (IHPA) will conduct its August Meeting at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. The event will feature a General Membership Meeting with Guest Speaker Norman Morris, CAE – Senior VP, Louisiana Realtors and Luncheon, Panel Discussions featuring noted Hurricane Protection experts and a Networking Reception.

Lantana, FL, July 27, 2009 --( The IHPA is pleased to announce that it will conduct its August Meeting at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on August 21, 2009. The event will feature a General Membership Meeting with Guest Speaker and Luncheon and Panel Discussions featuring hurricane protection professionals in the fields of building code administration, engineering, manufacturing and supply, contracting and wind mitigation inspections.

Guest speaker: Norman Morris, CAE – Senior VP, Louisiana Realtors - Topic: "The Commission to Insure Louisiana".

The meeting agenda includes a presentation by IHPA President, Thomas Johnston, on the new IHPA “Get the Number” Campaign. This campaign carries a very simple message to the consumer: When considering a hurricane protection product to fortify your home – Insist upon a product approval number.

Panel Discussions:
- Local Jurisdiction Regarding Hurricane Protection Products
- Hurricane Protection Product Approval & Plan Review

Panelists to include: Tam Landis (sits on several committees for the Florida Building Code Administration and Inspectors Board (BCAIB), and several ICC Committees for Region 9 which includes Louisiana), Frank Bennardo (Engineer), Thomas Johnston (Supplier & Shutter Manufacturer), Dave Olmstead (Window Manufacturer) and Darius Grimes (Wind Mitigation Inspections and Contractor) as Moderator.

IHPA Members are invited to attend as well as all interested in attaining further knowledge and information in the field of hurricane protection. Registration is required.

For further details and registration, visit their website:

About the International Hurricane Protection Association:

The IHPA is a non-profit organization with a membership of over 200 manufacturers, suppliers, contractors and government agencies providing quality hurricane protection systems, information, and education to insure the publics' welfare and safety, therefore minimizing the loss of life and the destruction of property associated with hurricanes. For more information, go to their website at

Contact: Thomas Johnston, IHPA President

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International Hurricane Protection Association
Robert Van Bomel
561 282-3315
Contact: Thomas Johnston, IHPA President

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