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  1. What does the acronym FORTS stand for?

    Fold-Out Rigid Temporary Shelters.

  2. How long does it take to set up FORTS at the desired location?

    FORTS can be leveled and folded-out in less than 10 minutes using three unskilled laborers, and a few simple hand-tools.

  3. What applications can FORTS be used for?

    FORTS can serve a variety of applications in the emergency, government, commercial, and residential sectors.

  4. Are FORTS Products weatherproof?

    All FORTS Products are weather resistant, and are designed to withstand wind loads of over 100 mph using our tie-down system (included), and live and seismic loads (snow etc.) of at least 40 lbs. per sq. ft.

  5. How many people can sleep comfortably in FORTS?

    FORTS standard size units are designed to sleep six to eight people with our open floor plans. However, interior partition walls can be added for privacy units, and custom sizes and configurations are available upon request.

  6. Can you set FORTS up on any surface?

    Yes, FORTS can easily be set-up on surfaces such as grass, asphalt, sand, dirt, or concrete floors. Our built-in leveling system allows FORTS to fold-out in some of the most extreme circumstances without compromising the structural integrity of our units.

  7. In what ways can FORTS be shipped?

    FORTS can be shipped by land, sea, or air. We can deliver our standard size units 6 at a time on flat-bed trailers or high cube shipping containers to any location in the world. They can also be shipped with our custom FORTS trailer, designed for any vehicle with towing capabilities, and FORTS can be fully opened on this trailer.

  8. What are FORTS Products made from?

    All FORTS Products are made from heavy duty, insulated aluminum panels and extrusions. Here at Elite we have specialized craftsman who have more than 30 years experience working with aluminum materials. Being made from aluminum, FORTS creates an aesthetic appeal that cannot be replicated with materials such as steel, wood etc.

  9. Are FORTS pre-wired with electrical outlets?

    Yes, FORTS are delivered with 5 electrical outlets, air-conditioning, and data connections. FORTS can be connected directly to live electric, or can be connected with shore power using a generator.

  10. Can FORTS be adapted to international electrical standards?

    Yes, whether your from Europe, Asia, Africa or the U.S, we can optimize FORTS electrical system based on your country’s standards.

  11. Do you stock a large quantity of FORTS in your warehouse?

    Elite Aluminum Corp. manufactures per order and does not carry a large stock of units. We cannot respond rapidly to a crisis situation, therefore our customers are the ones who carry a stock of units.

  12. Are FORTS products available in any color?

    Custom exterior and interior colors are available upon request at an additional cost, although our standard unit has a suggested neutral color designed for many applications.

  13. Do I have to supply my own tools to install the unit?

    No, all hand-tools are supplied in the toolbox, which is provided with the unit.

  14. Does FORTS come with kitchen and bathroom units?

    All FORTS products are installed with the necessary pipelines for a kitchen unit, which we supply and provide as an accessory. This portable kitchen unit comes with a refrigerator, sink, two stovetops, and a cabinet. We also supply a bathroom attachment, which ships as a separate unit, and connects to the side of FORTS. This bathroom unit comes complete with a toilet, shower, and sink.

Hear What Others Have to Say:

“ We have used FORTS for various Emergency Responses such as Summit Fire, Mountain Fire, Silver Fire, as well as Search and Rescue Missions, and flooding incidents. Our team of specialists is always prepared for the next incident thanks to FORTS. ”

Angie Johnson - Riverside County Fire Department, OES
4650 Lyons Technology Parkway Coconut Creek, FL 33073
T. 954.949.3200 F. 800.535.4837
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