It's no secret the weather this year has been anything but typical for much of the nation. From heat in Texas, to flooding in the Midwest, to a hurricane on the East Coast, Mother Nature seems angry. And she unleashed her greatest fury this spring with killer tornadoes ravaging much of the South.
That means the storm shelter business this year has been anything but typical for Barger and Sons. The family-owned, fifth-generation precast producer in Kingston, Tenn., has manufactured a record 175 precast storm shelters in 2011, compared to a typical 100.