Affordable Housing and Food Security
SIP panels are made in a manufacturing plant at a rate of 1,000 square feet an hour. The EPS provides solid core insulation while the Oriented Strand Board provides incredible strength to withstand hurricane force winds earthquakes. The panels will be clad or covered with materials that are non-combustible. Erection time is a fraction of stick built construction, and the energy efficiency reduces the utility bill by as much as 55 to 70%.
Steelheart will provide the panels to the job site, and can erect them in the absence of others trained to do so. In California, where there are over 108,000 homeless, this is perfect for local communities which set up vocational training programs.Owners or occupants can get immediate shelter and finish the homes on their own pace and to their own liking.
Steelheart will continually seek properties that can be acquired and developed for the intended purpose. Village Farms are an example. By acquiring ag land and creating farm co-ops, multiple families can live in quality, affordable housing, and share the food and income from hydroponic farming. The income can help offset the cost of housing.
Roger came out of retirement to re-create Steelheart international, with a focus on providing safe housing, water, sanitation, power, food security and elevated levels of income in developing countries. Morgan has been an entrepreneur and businessman in California for 37 years. Steelheart International got it’s start as a steel frame panel home builder working with an Indian tribe in the Midwest, where the company built panels for 38 houses in plant and created 58 jobs. Formerly, Morgan was VP of Volvo of America/CEO of Volvo Penta of America where he designed, implemented and controlled the business plan leading to growth from $5 to $55 million in 5 years, and increased market share from 6 to 22% of the US market for Volvo Penta products. Prior to Volvo he was engaged in sales, marketing and dealer administration with Caterpillar, residing in Geneva, Madrid and Athens for 7 years, heavily engaged in international finance. Upon return to headquarters he supervised the sales training program for Caterpillar. He has a BA of Business from Colorado College (1963) and BA of Foreign Trade from The Thunderbird Graduate School of Global Management (1964).
BRENDA B. SALIRA –MD Travel Galore Ltd; CEO Ndikyo Agribusiness, Founder/Vice Chairperson Ndikyo Yaya Community Based Organization. Brenda has 14 years of experience in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry, where she started off as a Travel and Tour Consultant with Carlson Wagonlit Travel in 2003 immediately after her BA in Tourism & Hospitality from Makerere University. She soon joined the US Based Hotel Magnate Marriott International as the Country Sales Representative for Uganda, and rose to the Strategic Account Manager for East Africa and later Director of Market Sales for East, West and Southern Africa between 2004 to 2010, recruiting and training country sales teams and promoting Marriott hotel brands within the region. It is from these roles where she learned the need for strategy, hands-on operational management and value creation as a means of successful business development. In 2010, Brenda started Travel Galore (www.travelgalore.biz) and soon afterwards, with the onslaught of deadly landslides that killed and displaced hundreds of her kinsmen and family in the Mt.Elgon Region, started the Ndikyo project, as a way of bringing sustainable aid, restoration and community development to the region.
BOB DRESSLAR is an Advisor to Steelheart International and a licensed contractor with decades of construction management experience. He was previously an owner and founder of E-Building systems, manufacturing EPS panels with steel studs. He has been the construction superintendent on numerous large projects for 400 to 500 units, including East Lake in Chula Vista, California. In 2006, he built 132 steel frame homes using the E Building system for Crean Acres in Hemet, and he has designed and set up several panel plants, including one in Yuma, Arizona. That home building operation built several houses with the E-system panels in Mexicali in 2002-3. When the earthquake hit in April 2010, 45,000 houses were damaged, 15,000 destroyed completely. The only houses still standing with no damage were those built with the E-System panels which now serves as the basis for the government’s desire to convert from concrete block construction to E-System.
AGGREY KYOBUGUZI, Chairman Board of Directors, Kentim University Project. Aggrey is Veterinary Doctor with a PhD in Management from Atlantic International University-USA 2013-2016. He is the former Chairman Livingstone Hall Makerere, President Veterinary School Makerere, Minister for Employment, Western NRM youth chairman & NEC member and also served as NRM youth chairman & National Youth council chairman Mbarara District. He headed NAADS Youth Directorate for 8 years before setting up the Farm and Grow Rich-Kentim Group which has companies like Makerere Business School & Innovations centre, Crane Water, Quality services international and then founded Kentim KIAT-a business Incubation center for Kentim University Project. He is the PALITA Award Winner 2016 for contribution towards Empowering Youth in Agriculture Aggrey is currently the Chairman for the Kentim University (project) Uganda, under which he has developed training materials for training youths in various business ventures, including; Yoghurt Making, Cheese Making, Chocolate, Tomato & Chilli Sauce processing and Wine Processing, making hay and silage, Mushroom farming, Diary-zero grazing, Poultry-cage farming, and Green House farming-Vegetables among others. As Chairman Kentim Board, he has developed proposals and MoUs for collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology – Skilling Uganda Project, National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS), National Agricultural Research Organization, Makerere Business School and Innovation Center, EDL Inc US and Steelheart International USA which includes a collaboration with University of California Davis for an exchange program for students and faculty in order enhance the possibility for food security throughout East Africa.