A cutting-edge research facility that enables insurers to replicate multiple property hazards is open for business. 

Located on 90 acres of land in Chester County, S.C., the Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBGS)Research Center can accommodate full-scale 1- and 2-story residential and commercial structures and is capable of recreating windstorms, hailstorms, hurricanes and wildfires in a controlled environment. To realistically replicate hurricanes, the lab has a massive array of 105 nearly 6 ft. electric fans that can create winds up to 140 mph.

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