Preparation is Key to Navigating Mother Nature’s Nastiness

September 2, 2016 — September is National Preparedness Month and an excellent time to create plans that can safeguard your home or business against Mother Nature’s nastiness. Weather emergencies like hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and tornadoes can happen in… Read More

Benefits of Lightning Protection Hailed During Lightning Safety Awareness Week

July 11, 2016 — The need for Safety Standard-compliant lightning protection was recently promoted during national Lightning Safety Awareness Week, June 19-25, as consumer advocates and nonprofit organizations shared news and notices regarding the important role these systems… Read More

Lightning Safety and Lightning Protection: Separating Fact from Fiction

LPI Debunks Common Myths in Support of Lightning Safety Awareness Week   MARYVILLE, Mo., June 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — As new and old myths about lightning continue to circulate through the internet and social media, it’s hard to… Read More

Consumer Alert: Homeowners Warned about the Dangers of Shoddy Lightning Protection System Installations

Be sure your lightning protection complies with nationally-recognized safety standards! June 14, 2016 — In the aftermath of last week’s devastating home fire in Parker, Colorado, The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) is warning homeowners about the dangers of… Read More

Lightning Protection Institute Launches “Build & Protect” E-Newsletter for Architects and Engineers  

Visitors to Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center on May 19-21 Can Sign Up For It PHILADELPHIA, PA –May 17, 2016– The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) is launching its first-ever email newsletter for architectural and engineering professionals. LPI’s Build &… Read More

Lightning Protection Spring Cleaning. Don’t let the clutter of myths and misinformation obscure the facts.

March 14, 2016 — The late, larger-than-life comedian, Robin Williams was known for having said, “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’” If the unseasonably warm temperatures are evidence, it seems the “party” has sprung to life… Read More

Consumer Scam Alert! LPI Offers Lightning Protection Guidelines to Help Protect Homeowners Against Fraudulent Contractors

February 8, 2016 — Authorities in several mid-west counties in the U.S. are warning homeowners about men posing as lightning rod subcontractors who scheme unsuspecting victims into paying money for unsolicited repair work. According to the St. Croix… Read More

Advancing Building Resilience: Growth of Sustainable Energy Technology Makes Lightning Protection Systems Increasingly Critical

MARYVILLE, Mo., Dec. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The continued growth of sustainable energy technology, eco-friendly building materials and smart structure automation has necessitated upgrades and complex improvements to the electrical infrastructure of today’s homes and buildings. Smart structures,… Read More

Loehr Wins High Honors at National Federation of Press Women Conference

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – September 14, 2015 — Kimberly Loehr, communications director for the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI), was awarded five journalism awards in the 2015 National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) Communications Contest.  Loehr was also named runner-up… Read More

The “Inconvenient” Truth about Lightning Safety.

July 13, 2015 — At this writing, 17 people have died from lightning strikes in the United States this year. The National Weather Service (NWS) has stressed that all of these deaths were “avoidable” with most victims being just… Read More