The Significance of Aircraft Upholstery

By Kustom Stitch in Knoxville, TN.

Aircraft upholstery encompasses far more than just the covering of seats on an aircraft. Aircraft upholstery is found in the carpeting, wall fabric, and bulkheads of an airplane. Depending on whether or not the aircraft is for commercial traveling, economy class or an extravagant private jet, the upholstery can vary substantially in quality and design. However, all aircraft upholstery must be lightweight and durable while also meeting stringent standards of safety.

The single most important item in aircraft upholstery is undoubtedly the seat. To cushion passengers comfortably during take-off and landing, the standard seat of an aircraft must consist of multi-density foam, or more specifically, a rigid inner layer of foam bonded to a softer outer layer supporting the body. The seat is then covered in various styles of nylon, vinyl, leatherette or real leather.

The aircraft’s walls and bulkheads are also important when it comes to the comfort of its passengers. The upholstery of these parts of the plane contributes to the noise control of modern travel. After receiving a coating of flame-retardant foam, walls and bulkheads can then be given a variety of different coverings. For example, aircraft upholstery on a private jet might include upholstery of high-quality buttoned leather. Commercial aircraft use specially formulated fabrics that offer low smoke toxicity and high durability measured in the tens of thousands of rubs. Other factors taken into consideration regarding the upholstery of all aircraft are flame resistance and comfort, in addition to making sure the fabrics meet recognized burn-test, heat-release, and smoke-toxicity standards.

There is still room for creativity in the world of aircraft upholstery, despite all these technical considerations. There are numerous colors, patterns, and comfort levels to choose from. One can even order recliners made of fine-grain leather with hidden spring-released, walnut-veneered drinks compartments built into the sides if they wish!

For more information about aircraft upholstery, or to speak with someone about getting airplane upholstery installed, contact Kustom Stitch at (865) 679-6591 or find them online at www.stitchestintandtunes.com

Why Do I Need Uninsured Motorist Insurance in Tennessee or Georgia?

By the Dennis and King Law Firm In Chattanooga, TN

Despite the fact that Tennessee and Georgia require automobile insurance, there are still many drivers on our roads lacking it. By some estimates, as many as fifty percent of all drivers in Tennessee and North Georgia lack insurance coverage. Furthermore, those that do carry insurance only carry the lowest limits allowable by law: $25,000 per person/$50,000 per wreck.

What does all this mean? It means if a careless driver causes injury to another driver, the injured party may never recover enough money to compensate them for medical bills as well as pain and suffering. This is why Tennessee and Georgia law requires every car insurance company selling liability insurance also to offer uninsured motorist coverage in an amount equal to the limits of the property damage and “at-fault” bodily injury coverage amounts in that policy.

What Is the Minimum Legal Automobile Insurance Policy in Tennessee?

In 2008, under the 2010 Financial Responsibility Law, the state legislature increased the minimum liability coverage amount by revising section 55-12-102 of the Tennessee Code:

“(12) Proof of financial responsibility or proof of financial security means:…
(i) If proof is required after December 21, 2008, proof means:
(a) A written proof of liability insurance coverage provided by a single limit policy with a limit of not less than sixty thousand dollars ($60,000) applicable to one (1) accident;
(b) A split-limit policy with a limit of not less than twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) for bodily injury to or death of

one (1) person, not less than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) for bodily injury to or death of two (2) or more persons in any one (1) accident, and not less than fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) for damage to property in any one (1) accident…”

If the bare legal minimum car insurance policy of 25/50/15 is purchased, then one can only receive that same amount of coverage for an uninsured motorist {UM} policy. Why is this? Because Tennessee law forbids UM coverage exceeding the liability coverage. Keep this fact in mind when shopping for car insurance. Even though an inexpensive premium is desired, drivers also need enough insurance to protect against uninsured drivers or underinsured drivers. In this day and age when an ambulance ride costs $1500, a CT scan costs $1800, an MRI costs $4500, and a 24-hour hospital stay can easily run $10,000 dollars, $25,000 dollars is really not very much.

When Does Uninsured Motorist Coverage Apply?

Most UM policies will cover injuries to:

  • the insured, while driving or riding in their car or any car and while as a pedestrian
  • any relative who lives with the insured while driving or riding in the vehicle listed in the policy
  • anyone else riding in or driving the insured’s car, with the insured’s permission
  • anyone riding in a car the insured is driving but does not own.

When Does Underinsured Motorist (UIM) Coverage Apply?

UIM coverage applies only if the injured party proves to their insurance company that the careless driver who hit them lacked enough insurance to properly compensate them. This can be proven after the injured party has managed to get the careless driver’s insurance company to offer them “policy limits” of $25,000 in writing. This can be a complicated procedure because it requires cooperation between the injured party’s insurance company and the careless driver’s insurance after the accident.

For more information about the laws in Tennessee regarding car insurance, contact Dennis and King in Chattanooga, TN at 423-892-5533. They are here to help and can provide a great deal of information about how underinsured motorist insurance can apply to injuries if a negligent driver has caused an injury.

Maximum Heating and Air – A Champion With Superior Products and Service

Making products in the USA has become a major social issue. With so many companies relying upon foreign labor, it has literally become a revolutionary act to buy and sell items exclusively made in the USA. Johnson Controls is one such company that values this concept. Champion HVAC products, which are engineered, designed, and assembled in the USA., and are exclusively available through WinWholesale, Inc. WinWholesale is a leading supplier of residential, commercial and industrial construction supplies as well as materials, with 570 wholesaling locations within North America. The nature of this distribution network allows local companies to handle the distribution of the product, creating more local jobs for America’s homegrown communities.

Maximum Heating and Air is the leading supplier of Champion heating and air conditioning items in the Greater Chattanooga area. The coupling of quality customer service with superior Champion products has created a phenomenally successful brand rising far above the rest.

What makes Champion products different? Champion HVAC units are made in the USA using top-grade materials making them very durable. The units are quieter than many others on the market creating a more satisfactory living experience for the people who purchase them. After factory stamping, all Champion equipment is powder-coated, rather than spray-painted. To top it off, Champion products have a one-year labor guarantee combined with excellent customer service.

Maximum Heating and Air is locally owned and family-run. The values of America run through the veins of its employees. The Champion brand matches everything they believe in-American owned and operated, with reliable customer service and a manufacturer who stands by their work. What else could one ask for, or possibly expect? If you are in need of heating or air conditioning products and services, please call Maximum Heating and Air at 423-894-4970 or find them online at www.maximumheatingandair.com

The Various Health Benefits of Bowling

By Retro Bowl In Dalton, GA.

Bowling is one of the few activities where the entire family can participate. While bowling is not a full-contact sport, it still works muscle groups throughout the entire body. Additionally, it offers healthy exercise for people of all ages. Bowling assists seniors in maintaining control of their motor skills and helps children with their hand-eye coordination. It is a well-known fact that regular exercise has a very positive effect on overall health, from lowering the risk of heart-related incidents to increasing bone density. Why not get some exercise through bowling? It’s competitive, and adrenaline rushes tend to increase heart rate, also possibly contributing to better heart health. Furthermore, bowling is really fun!

One might not consider bowling to be a proper form of exercise. However, bowling actually utilizes many different muscular groups. For example, knees are bent during the approach, the core is kept tight, legs are used to approach the lane, and arms are used for throwing the ball. While bowling is not an extreme cardio workout or a heavy weight lifting routine, it is a well-rounded combination of exercise that definitely helps burn calories.

At a later age, getting the proper amount of exercise can definitely become challenging. One of the greatest things about bowling is the bowler’s ability to choose and customize the ball. At later ages, it is paramount not to use too heavy of a ball, because of the amount of excess strain it can put on the body. Having the ability to select the best weight and fit for one’s individual specifications makes enjoying some light exercise a lot easier. Most other sports
are not as adaptable because they do not allow such customization of the game.

There are not too many sports in which young children can fully participate. Light bowling balls and the availability of ramps make bowling a plausible activity for children of any age. While they might not have the ability to fire a fifteen-pound bowling ball down the lane like an adult, they can still roll the ball (whether using a ramp or not) and experience the various nuances of bowling. It also teaches kids about aim, and how to adjust where they are aiming, in order to make their next shot more successful. These are all healthy skills for young children to learn and to even utilize in other areas of their lives.

From the social aspect of bowling with a group of people to the concentration necessary to successfully knock down pins, bowling assists in keeping the mind active. Bowling well encompasses a great deal of hand-eye coordination. A great amount of focus is also required to be able to consistently duplicate a good shot. Additionally, bowling requires alertness in order to adjust and compensate for whatever bowling conditions to which one may become subject.

Regardless of age, bowling is a good exercise for both the body and mind. While children can learn important developmental skills, elders can benefit from exercise and mental stimulation. In a time where staying active is increasingly challenging, bowling is a fantastic way to burn calories while keeping the mind sharp.

Why An Ornamental Aluminum Fence is a Great Addition to Your Home

By Dalton Fence in Dalton, Georgia

Privacy fences are a must-have in today’s society. From protecting homes, businesses or land, adding a fence only increases a property’s security and value. Installing ornamental aluminum fences can add beauty to such property as well.

Ornamental fences come in a wide variety of types and styles. Various ideas are available to consumers, including garden fences with aluminum bars and chains linking them all together. Adding caps to the posts is another easy way to enhance a property’s fence. There are thousands of caps to choose from, and they can be added sporadically or continuously, with options that are endless! Light caps are often the most effective and preferred way to light up a dark, fenced-in yard.

Ornamental fences may seem like a large purchase. However, such an investment holds great value when thought of as an investment in the value, safety, and beauty of the property. Even with professional installation, ornamental fences are affordable and require little maintenance upkeep. Ornamental fences are also great options for protecting gardens and pools.

With so many customizable options and placement opportunities, it’s easy to personalize a backyard or office courtyard!

Contact Dalton Fence Today to get a Free Quote on a New Ornamental Aluminum Fence.

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