A local storm shelter company has been acquired by a Chattanooga clean energy entrepreneur.
ASHCOR, a sustainable and clean energy company, recently acquired SteelSafe Shelters for a new RemainSafe product line. Officials said, "RemainSafe was brought to market to innovate while promoting safety, security, and sustainability; These standards are quickly met with the recent acquisition."
In the last two weeks, RemainSafe has doubled down on its hiring and has brought on almost a dozen local engineers.
CEO Andy Smith said, “COVID-19 taught me that unless we are willing to change our mindset, remove our filters, and embrace the thoughts and ideas of others, then we will not succeed in our New Tomorrow.”
His adaption led to his team growing in its diversity, varying from different ages, genders, and races.
He said, “Diversity is more critical to our success than ever before. We are proud of the diversity within our team and embrace the opportunity to better serve our customers daily because of that mindset.”
He said he has assembled a large team of engineers, administrative and sales staff, and social media creators,
Officials said, "On his social media team, where various content creators release media on the appropriate platform, Mr. Smith has comprised together a hard-working group with outstanding talents from their achieved degrees. His team of engineers can fabricate anything within a proper time frame. Employees at his Chattanooga shop have noted seeing some units built within a day.
"Mr. Smith is a Southeast native who is focused on finding the right causes to support and donate to in his community. His preference for giving back has helped aid businesses and organizations all over the country."