HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, drywall manufacturer Continental Building Products has announced it will donate $25,000 to the American Red Cross in its efforts to bring aid to those impacted by the storm’s effects.
Continental currently employs over 125 Florida residents at its manufacturing facility in Palatka, Florida, located about 30 miles inland of St. Augustine.
“As a Company with deep ties to the Southeast, our thoughts are with everyone impacted by the devastating storm,” said Continental President and CEO Jay Bachmann. ”We’re grateful that early reports indicate none of our colleagues at the plant, or in other Southeast locations, have been physically hurt by Irma. We remain steadfast in our dedication to helping everyone within the communities in which we live and work.”
While the Palatka plant did close in order to enable employees to prepare and take care of their families, it never lost power and sustained essentially no known damage. It is scheduled to reopen Wednesday, September 13th.
“We look forward to helping play an integral role in rebuilding homes and businesses throughout the Southeast,” Mr. Bachmann added.
About Continental Building Products
Continental Building Products is a leading North American manufacturer of gypsum wallboard, joint compound and complementary finishing products. The company is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia with operations serving the residential, commercial and repair and remodel construction markets primarily in the eastern United States and eastern Canada. For additional information, please visit www.continental-bp.com.
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