BRISTOL, TN. / NEDERLAND, TX. – Southwest Stainless and Alloy (“Southwest Stainless”), a FloWorks International LLC (“FloWorks”) company was recently honored to take part in an outreach effort organized by Bristol Metals which is located in Bristol, TN. In the wake of the recent Hurricane Harvey, most of Texas was devastated. In addition to the Rockport, Corpus Christi and Houston areas, the Beaumont and Port Arthur areas were also hit particularly hard. Bristol Metals collaborated with the many fine people and local schools in the Bristol, TN area to organize and collect bottled water for hurricane affected areas. Seven schools in two states, five school systems, and many others in the town of Bristol rallied to come to the aid of the people of Texas in the Beaumont and Port Arthur areas.
Josh Ringley of Bristol Metals worked tirelessly with the schools and local residents. As a result of his efforts, within days a number of schools including: John Battle High School (Bristol, VA), Virginia High School (Bristol, VA), University School (Johnson City, TN), Crockett High School (Jonesborough, TN), and Vance Middle School (Bristol, TN), were helping to gather donations for those stricken by Hurricane Harvey. The volunteers in Bristol and surrounding cities in Tennessee gathered and loaded all of the incoming donations. Bristol Metals also collaborated with Pittman Trucking located in Newland, NC and Southwest Stainless and Alloy’s Nederland, TX location to help deliver and distribute over 40,000 pounds of water to the people located in the devastated Beaumont and Port Arthur areas.
Jeremy Grant, project manager at Southwest Stainless, helped organize distribution of the bottled water to all of those in need in Texas target area with the help of Ben Rogers (warehouse manager), Raymond Stewart (driver), Nate Atkinson (driver) and all of the volunteers at Southwest Stainless in Nederland. Southwest Stainless is proud to have a relationship of over twenty years with Bristol Metals. FloWorks, along with all of the people in the Beaumont and Port Arthur “Golden Triangle” region, would like to thank Bristol Metals and our neighbors in Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina for reaching across thousands of miles to help in this time of crisis. We would also like to thank all of the people, schools, companies, and cities that came together with Bristol Metals to help those affected by Harvey. We are proud, humbled, and thankful to have been a part of this effort for the community. We appreciate the opportunity to do business with the wonderful people of Bristol Metals who have exhibited their concern and compassion for others in times of need, and allowed us to assist them in these efforts. FloWorks and all of its companies are excited to do our part to get the powerfully resilient regions, cities, and people affected by this storm moving forward again.
See link below for an additional news article courtesy of the Bristol Herald Courier.