American Red Cross - Oklahoma City
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.
In 2011, the Oklahoma City American Red Cross chapter provided the TornadoVideos.Net team with first responder training. This lifesaving training was critical to ensure the safety of the TVN Storm Chasing team.
Make a donation to the American Red Cross today!!
Please visit www.OKC.RedCross.org or http://blog.redcross.org for more details.
Todd Wenzel GMC
Todd Wenzel GMC is the official vehicle partner of the Dominator Team, and home of the Dominator 2 - a 2011 GMC Yukon XL. A General Motors dealer serving West Michigan since 2001, Wenzel offers a large selection of both new and used vehicles, and is the largest Buick GMC volume dealer throughout West and Central Michigan.
Wenzel’s partnership with the TornadoVideos.Net team was a natural fit, given that Reed and Chris are also from Grand Rapids, MI and have had great success chasing extreme storms in a GM product. Wenzel was excited to be a local partner, and keep the team in another solid, dependable vehicle. And this is one tough Yukon - it can drive into the most extreme weather in order to collect storm data, and remain unharmed from forceful winds, hail, and flying debris. Plus, advanced safety and ride technology offer the team the confidence that it can match their demands out in the field.
Please visit www.ToddWenzelGMC.com or Todd Wenzel GMC - Storm Chasers for more details.
Havis, Inc. is defining the mobile workspace by offering a complete line of products that maximize mobile worker productivity with comfortable solutions, built to the highest safety standards, with a focus on quality. Havis – Productivity in motion™. Havis is the industry leader, and services many markets including Public Safety, Utility, Military, Transportation, and many more.
Havis has provided in-vehicle console, computing, and mounting equipment to the TVN Team for their “Dominator” vehicle. The TVN Team chose Havis based on their high quality product lines, reputation, service, reliability, and customer care. Whether you have a single vehicle or an entire fleet, Havis has a Solution!
TVN and Havis working together to find a better solution.
Please visit www.Havis.com or call us @ 800.524.9900 for more details.
LINE-X Protective Coatings, the nation’s leading developer and provider of high performance protective coatings, offers a wide variety of spray-on coatings featuring specially formulated polymers that permanently bond to almost any surface for unmatched durability under the most severe use. This high-quality spray-on application contours, seals and protects from weather, road grime, scratches, dents and most chemicals, while adding an attractive finish that both protects and enhances the value of the vehicle.
LINE-X Protective Coatings is the perfect way for anyone to protect their investments, for the TornadoVideos.Net (TVN) researchers, it protects their lives. Utilizing a full range of LINE-X Protective Coatings, the TVN team is well-protected from extreme weather elements while they gather crucial storm tracking data in dangerous conditions. The information gathered by the TVN crews is vital in helping cities nationwide prepare for and safely respond to tornado threats. The LINE-X coated vehicles provide protection from even the harshest conditions, including extremely high force winds, heavy hail, flying debris and brutal weather commonly present in Tornado Alley.
For the TVN Dominators, LINE-X utilized its newest spray-on truck bedliner product, LINE-X PREMIUM. LINE-X PREMIUM offers the superior level of abrasion and impact protection you already trust from LINE-X with an additional ultraviolet (UV) protection coating to keep it looking like new longer. Providing superior protection, the LINE-X coated TVN Dominators survived the record-breaking 2011 storm season. There was no damage from hail, debris or high force winds while facing the toughest weather conditions on the globe. Both “The Dominator” and “The Dominator 2” are the ultimate examples of LINE-X’s rugged capabilities under the most extreme conditions. LINE-X products have endless applications and are utilized in automotive, commercial, light industrial, heavy industrial, agricultural, military, marine and custom applications.
For fans of the brand who aren’t chasing tornadoes, LINE-X offers a Nationwide Limited Lifetime Warranty for spray-on bedliners throughout its network of over 500 professional, franchised centers in 43 countries.
Please visit www.LineX.com for more details.
Starting with something as simple as a box, OtterBox was created in 1998 and built upon fundamentals of hard work, creativity and perseverance. Our cases are dedicated to all the klutzy, spontaneous, chaotic, graceless individuals who have broken a device or valuable due to their active lifestyle and like our customers, we've been there too!
Storm chasing is a tough business, and it requires some serious equipment. To keep their mobile technology in top shape, the TornadoVideos.Net storm chasers turn to OtterBox, an industry leader in rugged protective cases for mobile technology.
OtterBox is proud to have the TVN team putting its cases to the test in some of the roughest environments. When the guys take their Apple iPhones and iPads out in the field, they can rest easy that the OtterBox Defender Series case has them covered – protecting against drops, dings and dirt.
Known as an innovator of protective solutions for the leading global handheld manufacturers, wireless carriers and distributors, we've got technology covered!
Please visit www.OtterBox.com or www.Facebook.com/Otterbox for more details.
Rudy Project North America
For more than 25 years Rudy Project has been committed to technology and technological innovations that offer unique eye wear solutions for athletes and weekend warriors. The unquestionable excellence of the Rudy Project line of products is a result of the desire and intuition to continuously create new ideas. We implement these new ideas in the form of development activities and quality management, on-going research in the field of materials, a rigorous program of experimentation & testing, and interactive relationships with the recipients of the finished product.
Rudy Project’s eyewear is the best in the world and helps protect the wearer in aggressive situations. A perfect fit for the TornadoVideos.Net team, who better to test the limits of Rudy Project eyewear? Elite Special Forces units wear Zyon ImpactX eye wear, the same frame TVN team while inside the heart of a storm.
Please visit www.e-rudy.com or www.facebook.com/RudyProjectNA for more details.
SureFire designs and builds illumination tools and accessories designed to meet the demanding needs of high-risk professionals. Tested and relied upon in the world's harshest conditions. Since our inception more than 30 years ago, SureFire has dedicated itself to developing product to go in harm’s way. The TornadoVideos.net crew exemplifies the type of person we build products for. Those who demand the ultimate in quality and innovation to do their job to the fullest and to continue to push themselves for the benefit of others.
The TornadoVideos.Net team utilized the following SureFire products throughout the 2011 Storm Season:
-M3LT CombatLight: At 800 lumens, this is one of the most powerful handheld LED flashlights on earth. Perfect for search, rescue and recovery missions.
-Delta folding knife: This lightweight but rugged utility knife incorporates practical tools—screwdriver, wire cutter/crimper, cord/seatbelt cutter, slot wrench, and a window punch. Perfect for everyday utility or emergency preparedness.
-Minimus headlamp: Minimus produces a wide, variable-output beam optimized for your field of vision. Adjustment from 0 to 100 lumens is done with one hand—even cold or gloved—using a built-in variable light-output dial. Built from hard-anodized aerospace aluminum, Minimus is lightweight yet tough enough for the rigors of a hailstorm or any handsfree operation.
-G2X & LX2 flashlights: Compact, super high-output at 200 lumens but with a 15 lumen practical output, these lights will go anywhere you will and are small enough to stay out of the way until you need them.
Everyone should carry a flashlight. Every storm chaser should carry a SureFire flashlight.
Please visit www.Surefire.com or www.facebook.com/surefire for more details.
For more information regarding available 2012 TornadoVideos.Net sponsorships please contact Sponsorship@TornadoVideos.Net or fill out the online Sponsors Request Form in "Sponsorship Information".