RSCC Aids In Ground Zero Reconstruction
As New York and the nation rebuilds from the events of September 11th, a symbolic milestone is about to be accomplished with the help of Rockbestos-Surprenant. In July of 2003, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PATH) will reopen the Exchange Place Station. The collapse of the towers caused extensive water damage in the station requiring that all signal and power lines be replaced.
Due in part to the devastation created by the September 11th attacks, all wiring for these projects must meet specific smoke, toxicity and flame retardant specs. Daidone Electric, the contractor doing the wiring in the tunnels, turned to RSCC for our XHHW product that met all of these stringent New York requirements. The biggest challenge for RSCC was meeting the delivery requirements. The East Granby facility performed miracles and within three days of the first order, product rolled out of the plant. In all, over a million feet of cable has been supplied and installed. RSCC continues to receive orders and respond with unprecedented turn around.
Tony Rausch of Shorelectric Sales, our rep in New York and New Jersey, has worked with RSCC for many years. "In all my years of being involved with Rockbestos-Surprenant, I have never witnessed a quicker turn around on a project," Tony stated. Tony has spent time at Ground Zero and reports that the workers at the site treat the area with respect and dignity. Their pride and determination in restoring the site is obvious. RSCC's efforts are being recognized by those managing the project.