Norse Adds Domestic Stocking Distributor in South Carolina

TORRINGTON, CT – Norse announces that its do-it-yourself ShutterUp® Hurricane Latching System for protecting doors and windows from severe storm damage are now offered by The Shop 13, LLC., of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, (843) 299-1548. The firm, led by Keith and Ellen Bruno, is a stocking distributor for all ShutterUp latch kits and parts and covers the mid-Atlantic states.

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation has issued ShutterUp Latches a Florida Building Code Product Approval (FPA# 15640) and the Texas Department of Insurance has approved ShutterUp Latches (SHU-197) for use in designated catastrophe areas on the Texas Gulf Coast. ShutterUp latches have also been independently tested to meet ASTM E330, E1866 and E1996 standards for protection against atmospheric pressure and storm-driven debris. Major national insurance providers have designated ShutterUp latching systems as an approved vendor product for use in home and business protection.

ShutterUp Latches have been used since 2009, providing a strong, do-it-yourself alternative to expensive custom window shutters. Additionally, unlike any other do-it-yourself system ShutterUp latches do not only protect windows and doors, they protect sliding doors, store fronts, angled bay windows and large picture windows.

Key features of ShutterUp Latches include: clamping force of 500 lbs per each latch; installs on stucco, block, brick and wood; covers angular and large openings; steel construction; powdercoated rust-resistant coating; once installed, shutters hang and rehang in as little as 15 seconds.

Engineering assistance is always available for best latch and receiver selection for your project.

Contractor discounts are available. Contractors should contact the factory at (860) 482-1532, or The Shop 13 at (843) 299-1548.

ShutterUp latching systems can be seen online at:

ShutterUp Latches is a registered trademark of Norse, Inc.

About Norse Latches

Since 1960, Norse Inc. has engineered and manufactured America’s most versatile latching systems with thousands of configurations possible. Sales are worldwide. Proprietary springloaded latching mechanisms provide high clamping forces from 200 to over 500 pounds per latch. Latches are vibration proof, surface mounted or mortised, remotely operable and gangable. They are made ofsteel and come in various plating options. Sealed units are available. For wood, metal, plastic and other applications including: military enclosures, aircraft emergency exit ramps, hurricane shutters, security shutters for seasonal home closure, electronic cabinets, exhibits and displays, machine enclosures, pre-fab structures, pre-fab furniture, windows, doors, sectional walls, sectional flooring, kiosks, store fixtures, industrial hoods, sealed cases, shields, clamping devices, stair rails, quick release machine guards, wall attachments, stage sets and props, shipping crates, sealed containers, display and instrument cases, access panels, refrigerator rooms, saunas, camper caps, trailer covers, solar panels, countertops and conference tables, accent columns, T (temporary) shelters, etc.

For further information please contact:

Chris Langer at Norse, Inc.



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