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Subject: Salvage Boxes and Kits

Salvage Boxes and Kits

From: Linda Nainis <p00232>
Date: Thursday, July 29, 1993
A year ago in the Conservation DistList, Jan Merrill-Oldham announced
the availability of ProText, Inc.'s RESCUBE--a high density
polyethylene, easy-to-store, reusable box for transporting water-soaked
items to freezers.  RESCUBEs were designed to assist with disaster
preparedness.  But if needed for a current emergency, they can be
shipped overnight.

A new ProText product is REACT-PAK, a compact disaster preparedness kit,
designed to come to the "first aid" of water damaged books files and
other valuable materials.  It has the basics necessary to take immediate
action in the event of a manmade or natural emergency.  This kit was
developed with extensive involvement from the preservation and
conservation community.  Initially, in December 1991, a focus group of
librarians, conservators, special collections people and archivists in
the Washington DC area helped to formulate the concept.  Since then many
suggestions have been incorporated in the development of the kit.
Accompanying every REACT-PAK is an information packet with: (1)
important recovery tips, (2) emergency "do's and dont's," (3) sources
for disaster recovery services and assistance, (4) list of FEMA offices,
and (5) listing of refrigerated warehouses by state. REACT-PAK sells for
$119.95 plus shipping and handling.

The various items in the REACT-PAK may be ordered separately.  This
makes it possible to customize or supplement kits with additional
quantities of disaster planning supplies.

ProText, Inc. specializes in disaster preparedness expertise and
products expressly designed to help libraries, museums, archives, and
records centers protect their collections and recover those that have
been water-damaged. For further information contact: Linda Nainis,
ProText, Inc. 3515 Leland Street, Bethesda, MD  20815.  Phone: (301)
718-1659.  Fax: (301) 654-6153.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 7:16
                  Distributed: Thursday, July 29, 1993
                        Message Id: cdl-7-16-002
Received on Thursday, 29 July, 1993

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