Familiar with the devastating impact of hurricanes, Mapei has donated to the Bahamian recovery effort after Hurricane Dorian. The company sent roofing supplies from Puerto Rico as well as building accessories and monetary donations from our company headquarters in Deerfield Beach, Fla.
“After Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in 2017, we were devastated,” explained Francisco Sanchez,
General Manager, Mapei Caribe. “That storm only passed over Puerto Rico for a matter of hours, and we are still rebuilding from the damage here. Hurricane Dorian stalled for days over the Bahamas. It is a true catastrophe. We are compelled to help.”
Also in 2017, Hurricane Irma came ashore in the Deerfield Beach / Ft. Lauderdale area, wreaking havoc on the area and badly damaging the roof of the corporate offices. In both instances, Mapei swung into action, providing a relief effort for employees and for the hard-hit communities. With Hurricane Dorian, Mapei has once again reached out.
Working with Tropix Shipping, Mapei Corporation and Mapei Caribe timed donations to concurrently reach the Bahamas Recovery Effort. Mapei Caribe sent a 40-foot-long (12.2-meter) shipping container filled with 20 pallets containing 600 units of bituminous, self-adhesive roofing membrane. Mapei Corporation donated 1,000 buckets and 1,000 pairs of work gloves. “We know from first-hand experience that roofing materials, buckets and strong work gloves are necessary elements in the rebuilding process,” said Luigi Di Geso, President and CEO of Mapei North America.
“As an international company, Mapei has a long history of reaching out in times of trouble,” Di Geso
continued. “In addition to the product donations, as a company, we also donated to the Red Cross Bahamas Relief Fund. It is a core company value that we give back to the communities where we live and work, and those in the Bahamas have our full support.”
Established in 1937, Mapei Group is globally headquartered in Italy with 87 subsidiaries, including 81 plants in 35 countries. Mapei is the world-leading manufacturer of mortars, grouts, adhesives and also complementary products for installing all types of flooring and wall coverings. The company specializes in developing chemical products for every aspect of construction. This ranges from waterproofing and structural strengthening to concrete repairs and tunnel building.
Headquartered in Deerfield Beach (Florida), Mapei North America consists of the subsidiaries Mapei Corporation (for the USA), Mapei Inc. (for Canada) and Mapei Caribe (for Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands), whose 18 facilities collectively have a workforce of more than 1,700 employees. Mapei facilities have been certified to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards. An environmentally conscious manufacturer that reinvests 5% of its revenue into R&D, MAPEI offers training for architects, contractors, installers and distributors through the MAPEI Technical Institute. For more about Mapei, either visit www.mapei.com or call 1-800-42-MAPEI (1-800-426-2734).