Cemex USA is helping Texas to recover from Hurricane Harvey by assisting the community and its employees with rebuilding efforts, as well as helping with emergency infrastructure repairs and support following devastating flooding.
Rain from the hurricane damaged homes business and infrastructure, and floodwaters severely damaged the roadway. Quick emergency repairs were needed and Cemex supplied about 750 yards of high-early strength concrete to the projects, enabling commuters to get back on the road.
“Texas is our home, and at Cemex, we care about the communities where we live and work,” said Joel Galassini, Cemex USA Regional President – Texas Region. “It was our duty to help our neighbors, the city and community. We’re proud and honored to do it.”
Cemex USA facilities only dealt with limited issues as a result of the storm, many operating immediately following Hurricane Harvey. The company prepared plants in advance of the storm, then activated its Houston emergency hotline and website to keep employees informed of important information. During the crisis, managers and support staff held daily calls to make sure all employees and their families were accounted for and safe. Before employees got back to work, safety inspections were performed on the facilities. Cemex managers held safety stand-downs at all facilities as well as additional meetings with employees to learn if they needed assistance as a result of the storm.
“We here at Cemex care about our colleagues, and we want them to be safe whether they are at work or with their families,” said Guillermo Martinez, Cemex USA Executive Vice President – Human Resources and Communications. “We stand together as one Cemex, looking out for each other like family.”
Cemex USA provided a guaranteed 40 hours of pay for workers in Houston for the week following Hurricane Harvey. Employees whose homes or cars flooded, as well as those forced to evacuate, were eligible for payroll advances.
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