02 Nov Thompson Employees Report to Puerto Rico for Blue Roof Mission
Thompson Employees Report to Puerto Rico for Blue Roof Mission
POSTED ON 11/02/17
Employees of Thompson Engineering are on the ground in Puerto Rico working for the United States Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mobile District in support of its Blue Roof Mission following Hurricane Maria. The program provides homeowners in disaster areas with fiber-reinforced sheeting to cover their damaged roofs until arrangements can be made for permanent repairs.
“The Corps’ Mobile District is assigned to manage this recovery mission, and we are working alongside their field representatives to bring some relief to residents across the island,” said Thompson Engineering Senior Vice-President Mike Manning. “As of November 1, more than 200 locals have been hired to assist in this recovery effort. It’s a difficult job made more complex by the lack of power, a depressed economy, and the island’s mountainous terrain.” Thompson anticipates maintaining a presence in Puerto Rico for the foreseeable future in support of the Corps’ mission.
Thompson Consulting Services, an affiliated company of Thompson Engineering, is also on the island with the primary responsibility of hiring local workers to assist with debris removal and other orders as assigned by the Corps. TCS has recruited more than 800 qualified personnel since arriving on the island in October.