Posts Tagged ‘ Hurricane Harvey ’

Wakefield Equipment Donates to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Sep 5th, 2017

Wakefield Equipment has donated $5,000 to the Greater Houston Community Foundation’s relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. “This storm is just devastating to so many, and our hearts are with all of those affected,” said Owen Cleary, general manager of Wakefield Equipment. “We have a number of customers and partners throughout the Houston […]

Hurricane Harvey: Assessing the Damage

Sep 1st, 2017

It’s been almost a week since Hurricane Harvey made landfall along the Texas coast, and the preliminary damage estimates from the high winds and flooding rains indicate it could be one of the costliest storms in U.S. history for businesses and homeowners. The Texas Division of Emergency Management estimates that more than 93,000 homes were […]

Arkema Chemical Plant Explodes Near Houston

Aug 31st, 2017

At least two containers of hazardous materials blew up and caught fire early Thursday at an Arkema chemical plant about 25 miles northeast of Houston that was heavily damaged by flooding from Hurricane Harvey. More explosions are possible at the facility, which makes products used in the fenestration industry. Fifteen Harris County Sheriff’s Department deputies […]

Insurance 101: When Property Policy Isn’t Enough

Aug 30th, 2017

As Hurricane Harvey continues to lash southeast Texas with record-setting rain, it’s important for fenestration-related companies to consider what lessons can be drawn from this wide-ranging catastrophe. For example, at least one in four businesses that are forced to close due to unexpected events such as natural and human-caused disasters never reopen, according to a […]

Harvey Shuts Down Glass Companies on Texas Coast

Aug 28th, 2017

Hurricane Harvey has been downgraded to a tropical storm since dumping two feet of rain or more on parts of Houston, but the catastrophic levels of rainfall will continue throughout the week. According to The Weather Channel, Tropical Storm Harvey will move off the coast to the Gulf of Mexico before returning to Southeast Texas […]

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