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Massachusetts: Industrial Fire Mitigation
A leading manufacturer, who produces injection-molded plastic packaging, thermoformed products, flexible films and tapes and coatings, was struck by a fire at their Massachusetts plant. The fire caused more than $400,000 worth of damage affecting 70,000-square-feet of the building including specialized equipment to run the facility. An unplanned shut down of ...Read more
Miami, Florida: Government Center Fire & Water Mitigation
THE PROBLEM In September of 2015, Miami Dade County’s government center experienced a fire on the 15th floor of the property. The cause of the fire was an electrical appliance in one of the employee’s cubicles. The heat generated from the fire caused the fire sprinkler to ...Read more
Mexicali, Mexico: Earthquake Damages Manufacturer’s Facility
THE CHALLENGE On April 4, 2020, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the city of Mexicali, Mexico, causing significant damage throughout the area and bringing the local community to a standstill. Among the impacted businesses included a leading U.S. aerospace manufacturer’s facility, a key player in a complex supply chain ...Read more
Sunny Isles Beach, FL: Condo HVAC Riser Main Failure
THE PROBLEM A beautiful oceanfront condominium located in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida is home to luxury million-dollar condominium units, a grand lobby with marble floors, fine dining, and grand glass elevators. Residents here have high-end taste and expectations. A main HVAC riser line ruptured, affecting approximately 15 common areas, 46 ...Read more
Sherbrooke, Québec: University Water Mitigation
THE CHALLENGE A fierce storm brought between 90-100 millimeters of rain in the span of 24 hours, quickly forcing nearby rivers to flood. As a result, nearly all of Bishop’s University, a 550-acre campus located in a suburb of Sherbrooke, was covered in water. Hardest hit, the University’...Read more
San Diego, California: Water Damage in Museum
The Mingei International Museum is a nonprofit public institution in San Diego. It exhibits folk art, crafts and design from around the world. At 6 a.m. on April 20, 2021, FIRST ONSITE Project Director, Mark Findlay, received a call from Kyle Lane of Layton Construction, which was overseeing are novation and expansion ...Read more
Cali, Colombia: Industrial Water Mitigation
THE CHALLENGE On December 2, 2010, heavy rains in Cali, Colombia turned disastrous when a levee failed, flooding the industrial park where one of Polymer Group Inc.’s (PGI) key factories is located. The 400,000 square foot facility, where PGI makes common household and industrial products for customers worldwide, was deluged ...Read more
Louisiana: 2020 Hurricane Laura Damages Hotel and Casino
THE CHALLENGE On August 27th, 2020, Hurricane Laura made landfall along the coast of Louisiana, battering the shores with a ten-foot-high storm surge and leaving heavy damage in its wake. One of the locations in its path was a hotel and casino. THE CLIENT The Hotel and ...Read more
North Vancouver: Apartment Building Fire
THE CHALLENGE Complications Fire officials initially thought residents would be back in their homes in a few days, but the restoration process was more complicated than originally anticipated. FIRST ONSITE was on site shortly after receiving a call about the fire. When they arrived, the team ...Read more
Eastern US and Canada: 2019 Hurricane Dorian
THE SITUATION When Hurricane Dorian formed in late August, initial projections had it on a collision course with Florida. As the days progressed, however, the storm path shifted northward, leaving municipalities and businesses up the east coast and into Canada scrambling to plan for Dorian’s potential impact ...Read more
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