EP Henry® Takes Part in Sandy Recovery at Ellis Island

Statue of Liberty permeable paversSince Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast last fall, the aftermath of the storm is still being felt. The Statue of Liberty is one landmark that suffered serious damage and is in the process of being restored.

During the storm, floodwaters destroyed walkways and buckled the visitor's pier at Ellis Island. In order to help return Lady Liberty to her original state, restoration efforts are underway to repair these areas. The statue will reopen on July 4, 2013, just in time for Independence Day.

EP Henry was selected to provide the more than 50,000 square feet of paving stones for the walkways surrounding the statue and the park.

"We're proud to be part of such a meaningful project," said J.C. Henry III, CEO of EP Henry. "As an American company with more than 100 years of history and New Jersey roots, we understand the impact that Sandy has had on our region. We are honored to have the opportunity to be involved with the restoration of such an important and iconic landmark."

The Statue of Liberty restoration project also happens to be the first customer for EP Henry's new Hardscaping Center at Roxbury, N.J., which opened this past May. The center is the first of its kind for EP Henry, whose products are otherwise sold through a network of independently owned distributors in other markets throughout the company's mid-Atlantic service area.

Source: Turfdesignbuild.com