BAPP Join forces to help hurricane devastated School
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The first four 40’ cargo containers full of steel, fasteners and associated products are being shipped across the Atlantic for the reconstruction of a primary school devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria last year, with three more to follow in the coming months.
BAPP were asked by customer John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDSteel) to be part of a consortium of businesses in the UK to join forces to help rebuild the Enis Adams Primary School in the British Virgin Islands.
REIDsteel commercial director Tim Cook said:
“We have built strong personal and professional relationships over many years in the Caribbean.
It was terrible to see the damage wreaked by the hurricanes last year so we’re very grateful to Peter Haycraft for giving us the opportunity to help him give something back to Tortola.
Our thanks to our suppliers and business associates who rallied around immediately. It is great to see the first shipment depart and we’re looking forward to the school rising from the ashes.”
Main contractor in Tortola, Newton Construction Co Ltd, with whom REIDsteel has worked for 34 years, is leading the construction work and will erect the steelwork.
Virgin Islands businessman Peter Haycraft, who was a longstanding client of REIDsteel with his former business Road Town Wholesale, has pledged $1m of his own money for the school reconstruction to help the local community.
REIDsteel – whose specialities include disaster-resistant buildings – designed and manufactured the steelwork to withstand any future hurricanes and to give something back to the islands.
The BAPP Group of companies were proud to support this project.