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Is New Day an eco-friendly company?

Very Eco-Friendly

We're not saving the Earth on our own, but we are certainly doing our part.  Our manufacturing scheme has quite a tiny carbon footprint compared to other methods of steel fabrication.  We re-purpose decommissioned propane tanks for the bulk of our product.  Compare this to smelting down those same tanks, making sheet metal rolls, shipping the material overseas where value is added, then buying the various products back here in the US.  These pressure vessels already have outstanding physical properties without any need to change their form.  The end caps that we remove are usually made into fire pits.

What is the background of the Designer?

Dirk Loves This Business

For years, I worked as a structural technician on large commercial aircraft.  During that time, I had also developed a residential air park.  When a house was being built there for my family, I wanted a storm shelter but not one below ground.  A local, elderly man sold me a big metal box he said was an above-ground storm cellar.  When the tornadoes of May '99 hit OKC, I decided to quit a job that I loved, to perfect the idea of the Safe Room.  I was asked by Dr. Ernst Kiesling to be a charter member of NSSA and became its first Treasurer.  Fast forward to 2008, a more trim version of Safe Room is born, with the name New Day.

How much is the shelter deposit?

No Deposit

It's Mutual Trust.  You trust us to deliver quickly and do excellent work, and we trust you to pay us afterwards!  Only after we have shown you everything about your purchase and exhausted any questions, and once we are all happy with the finished product, then we would actually like to be paid.  But not before!