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Safety garments are moisture-wicking

West Chester Protective Gear has introduced VIZ UP,™ a line of high-visibility garments, including vests, shirts, outerwear and rainwear, designed for construction environments. VIZ UP vests and shirts reportedly feature moisture-wicking technology to keep users dry and standard and oversized pockets for storing cell phones, pens, notebooks and tablets. VIZ UP garments come in classic, breakaway and surveyor styles with several color block and reflective tape pattern options; logo and word customization also is available. VIZ UP vests are available in men's and women's sizing, and VIZ UP shirts are available in men's sizing. All VIZ UP garments are said to meet ANSI 107-2015 visibility standards.

Securely wrap storm-damaged roofs

Stormseal™ Industries has made available Stormseal, a roof system storm recovery option designed to "shrink wrap" damaged roofs in a wind-resistant, hail-resistant polyethylene film. The low-density polyethylene film is cut and fitted at a work site before being heat-applied, which changes the film's chemical structure and forms a tight seal. Unlike tarpaulins, Stormseal reportedly does not flap, leak or require reattachments if bad weather continues. Stormseal is said to protect buildings from further damage for up to one year until permanent repairs can be made.