For Release: November 12, 2012
Emergency Readiness Program
Lights Up The Night
Light Towers USA and Terex Support Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts with Portable Lighting and Power
Andover, MA, Nov. 12, 2012 – Light Towers USA has extended emergency production services and distribution coordination for critical lighting and backup power in support of Hurricane Sandy victims. Maintaining one of the largest Terex® light tower fleets for disaster readiness in the nation, Light Towers USA was able to provide near-instant access to technical and logistics support, mobilizing emergency lighting overnight in support of dozens of communities and major population areas all along the eastern seaboard.
In coordination with the New York Office of Emergency Management, NYPD officers, first response teams, and local program coordinators spanning five states, the rapid deployment program mobilized lighting and power equipment within 24 hours to more than 60 relief areas. Critical missions included near-instant support for medical trailers, mobile command centers, temporary housing trailers, refrigeration and heating units, gas station lighting, power station recovery, first responder flood relief, traffic guidance, debris removal and phone line restoral.
A division of the power generator sales group Turnkey Electric LLC, lighting specialist Light Towers USA operates as a top national distributor of light towers and portable power equipment. Light Tower USA’s Disaster Readiness Program goes beyond just equipment availability and logistics support. It has included educational programs and ongoing technical guidance to more than 2,000 communities and local government coordinators since 2009. Their marketing and product support staff manages awareness campaigns and hosts training seminars to improve first responder knowledge and experience with portable lighting solutions across the country.
“In support of our disaster response program, the team at Terex has gone beyond any normal expectation for their contributions to Hurricane Sandy victims,” stated Robert Davis, the Emergency Program Coordinator for Light Towers USA. “They have donated factory time, production staff, logistics coordinators — even free fuel donations for equipment sent to deployment areas where fuel was scarce. It makes it very easy to help others when you see this much goodwill.”
Terex light towers are manufactured in Rock Hill, S.C. The facility is capable of providing increased production, equipment storage, and logistics coordination to support its customers and aid in disaster relief efforts.
“If you can’t see in the dark, you can’t mobilize recovery operations quickly or safely in any environment. Light towers are commonly used in disaster-relief operations to provide temporary light and power to distressed areas,” says Chad Hislop, light tower product manager, Terex AWP. “Most light towers provide not only lighting but also power to run tools and electrical appliances.”
“There is absolutely no shortage of individuals willing to step forward and help others in a time of great need. This country has a lot to be proud of,” concluded Davis.
For priority assistance with emergency lighting or deployment availability, contact Light Towers USA online at www.lighttowers.net or call 1-855-FOR-LIGHT (1-855-367-5444).
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About Turnkey Electric LLC / Light Towers USA
Turnkey Electric LLC operates distribution networks for power generator sales and the development of power plant facilities in more than thirty countries around the world. Since 2005, the group of power specialists has consulted on more than 20 Gigawatts of worldwide power plant planning, including migration into green energy solutions, water desalination, waste to energy solutions and power plant retrofitting. The division Light Towers USA operates as their distributor and sales management office for critical lighting applications, in support of worldwide operations, sales channel development, and emergency program coordination for relief and recovery operations.
About Terex Corporation
Terex Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer of a broad range of equipment that is focused on delivering reliable, customer-driven solutions for many applications, including the construction, infrastructure, quarrying, mining, shipping, transportation, refining, energy, utility and manufacturing industries. Terex reports in five business segments: Aerial Work Platforms; Construction; Cranes; Material Handling & Port Solutions; and Materials Processing. Terex offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of equipment through Terex Financial Services. More information can be found at www.terex.com.
Marketing Communications Manager
Light Towers USA
Emergency Program Coordinator
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