SEACOR Holdings Inc. Announces Habitat for Humanity Puerto Rico Support
01/30/2018 | 05:40pm EDT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SEACOR Holdings Inc. (NYSE:CKH) (“SEACOR”), today announced it is collaborating with 84 Lumber and an anonymous donor to support Habitat for Humanity Puerto Rico’s ongoing efforts to improve the living conditions on the island.
Through this initiative, two commercial trucks, donated to Habitat for Humanity Puerto Rico along with home construction materials and tools donated by 84 Lumber were loaded onto ocean transport provided by SEACOR’s subsidiary Trailer Bridge, Inc. and bound for Puerto Rico.
Ocean transportation of the trucks and materials for the effort is being donated by Trailer Bridge, Inc., a shipping and logistics firm headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Habitat for Humanity Puerto Rico will use the trucks to continue to support the mission of helping individuals and families achieve stability, self-sufficiency and a better future through home ownership.
“SEACOR has extensive operations throughout the Caribbean, and several of our businesses have been especially active across the hurricane impacted islands,” said Eric Fabrikant, SEACOR Chief Operating Officer. “We know that disaster recovery is a long journey that requires both resources and innovation. We are particularly proud to be collaborating with 84 Lumber and Habitat for Humanity Puerto Rico to make a meaningful difference in Puerto Rico.”
SEACOR’s operations in Puerto Rico include Trailer Bridge as well as a range of other businesses. SEACOR Island Lines provides liner and tailored freight services from South Florida to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. CLEANCOR Soluciones Energéticas delivers innovative energy solutions. Witt O’Brien’s is a disaster management consultancy that is directly supporting recovery programs throughout the region in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
“We are incredibly grateful for the generosity that SEACOR, Trailer Bridge, and 84 Lumber and others have extended to help the people of Puerto Rico,” said Amanda Silva, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity Puerto Rico. “Their efforts will surely have a lasting impact in the community.”
About Habitat for Humanity Puerto Rico Habitat for Humanity of Puerto Rico, founded in 1997, is a non-profit organization that seeks to help individuals and families achieve stability, self-sufficiency and a better future through homeownership. Habitat Puerto Rico is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global entity working in more than 1,300 communities across the United States and in more than 70 countries around the world. To learn more, visit habitatpr.org.
AboutTrailer Bridge Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Jacksonville, Trailer Bridge, Inc. is an asset-owned, leading shipping and logistics firm providing services in ocean, truckload, intermodal, expedited, specialized cargo, vehicles, over-dimensional, warehousing, and transloading services. Trailer Bridge has offices in Jacksonville, FL, Charleston, SC; San Juan, Puerto Rico; the Dominican Republic; and the US Virgin Islands. For more information, visit http://www.trailerbridge.com/.
About84 Lumber Founded in 1956, 84 Lumber Company is the nation’s leading privately held supplier of building materials, manufactured components and industry-leading services for single- and multi-family residences and commercial buildings. 84 Lumber operates more than 250 stores, component manufacturing plants, custom door shops, custom millwork shops and engineered wood product (EWP) centers in 30 states, representing the top 130 markets in the country. 84 Lumber also offers professional residential and commercial contractors turn-key installed services for a variety of products, including framing, insulation, siding, windows, roofing, decking and drywall. A certified women’s business enterprise owned by Maggie Hardy Magerko, 84 Lumber was named one of Forbes’ Best Midsize Employers in America in 2016 and 2017, and one of Forbes’ Largest Private Companies in America in 2016. For more information, visit www.84lumber.com.
About SEACOR Holdings Inc. SEACOR is a diversified holding company with interests in domestic and international transportation and logistics and risk management consultancy. SEACOR is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol CKH.
For additional information concerning SEACOR, contact Molly Hottinger at (954) 627-5278 or visit SEACOR’s website at www.seacorholdings.com.