Aug. 30, 2017

Metal Companies Halt Houston Operations in Wake of Harvey

Houston is home to dozens of metal producers and distributors, many of whom are reeling from a storm that could drop as much as 50 inches of rain on Texas’ largest city before all is said and done.

Since making landfall Friday evening, Hurricane Harvey has inundated parts of Houston with more than 30 inches of rain and that total is expected to continue rising throughout the week.

Much of the city is under water due to the storm, forcing a massive rescue effort and making it impossible for companies located in the area to assess just how much damage Harvey has caused.

“Many of the roads and freeways are still closed by floodwaters, so we won’t know how badly we have been affected until we can get back into our buildings,” said Sam Stein, financial analyst and project manager at Houston-based Triple-S Steel Supply Co.

All of the company’s Houston facilities are closed because of the storm, and Stein suspects that there may be some flooding at Triple-S Steel’s headquarters.

Other service centers reported facilities remaining closed early this week because of the ongoing flooding issues.


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