PLRB Invites Claims Experts to Explore New Way of Drying Water-Damaged

September 18, 2003

In the first of a series of programs on advances in loss control, the Property Loss Research Bureau (PLRB) is hosting a three-day seminar on new methods for drying water-damaged structures.

“Changing the Drying Paradigm” will give claims personnel a chance to participate in a hands-on demonstration of Applied Structural Drying. The program will be conducted at the DeWald Drying School in Morristown, TN, where facilities include a 900 square foot fully furnished house, customized (with hardwood, vinyl, ductwork, insulation, carpet, pad, crawlspace, etc.) to simulate various conditions encountered in day-to-day restoration.

“Our new series of programs, called PLRB Explorations, aims to expose
high-level claims executives to innovations in processes that will help
them provide better service and reduce the costs associated with
claims,” said Pat Harmon, assistant VP of Educational and Technical
Services for the PLRB. “We want to introduce claims decision-makers to new ideas, technologies and services that may revolutionize the way their front line claims staffs operate. We’re seeing an explosion of new restoration technologies and protocols, and these programs will bring them face to face with the latest developments without promoting any particular service providers.”

Information on the first program, which will held Oct. 9-11, is available by contacting Pat Harmon at or 630.724.2226.

The PLRB is a not-for-profit, national association at the leading edge of claims information. Formed in 1947, PLRB has a history of membership growth and expanding national reputation. Over 800 insurance companies, accounting for more than 60% of the property insurance direct written premiums in the United States, are members.

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