Two days of major rainstorms caused flooding and mudslides, severely impacting a manufacturer of building materials in Colombia, South America. The interiors of four buildings and more than three acres of outdoor space were damaged by nearly four feet of mud and water contaminated with silt, oil and sewage. Major manufacturing and electrical equipment, raw stock and finished inventory were also damaged, forcing the company to shut down 90 percent of its production.
ATI was contracted to train and supervise the plant personnel in removing debris; cleaning and disinfecting mechanical rooms, electrical rooms, ovens, storage areas, patios, river bends, driveways, walls, warehouse floors, pools and walls; and how to perform equipment restoration including corrosion control.
Since the ATI team on the job was fluent in Spanish and familiar with the culture, they were able to secure supplies and materials without delaying the project timeline. With proficient communication, outstanding training, sufficient manpower and technical expertise, ATI brought this major manufacturer back into full production just 10 weeks after disaster struck.