U.S. Communities

 

Disaster Recovery

Crisis Command Center

At Home Depot, we work with you to provide needed supplies and emergency management funding to organizations, such as the American Red Cross. We mobilize associates from across the country to assist in disaster areas, ensuring that stores reopen immediately, and to provide volunteer support in our communities. Our Crisis Command Center works 24 hours a day to monitor the storm and keep moving supplies in. We stage essential items and hold prices once a state of emergency is declared in the impacted area. 

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Key Products and Services:

Typical Preparation Supplies Include:

  • Plywood to cover your windows
  • Extension Cords
  • Generators
  • Flashlights and batteries
  • Water
  • Janitorial 
  • Battery-powered radios

Equipment Rental

As a partner with U.S. Communities, Herc Rentals can provide participants with piece of mind when it comes to emergency relief and clean-up. Our team is Ready to Help you in planning and executing when it comes to helping the people in your community.

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Key Products and Services:

  • Knowledgeable Staff
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Portable Power Solutions
  • Mobile Pumps/Compressors
  • Climate Control Solutions
  • Network of Locations
  • Ability to Move Fleet

Public Safety and Response

Through our vast product capabilities, efficient response, and ingenuity, Safeware-Mallory has aided the rescue and recovery efforts of many disasters. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Safeware-Mallory was able to get supplies to Gulf Port, MS when no one else could. Safeware-Mallory understands that you need the best equipment to overcome the worst conditions, and you don’t have time to wait. 

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Disaster Planning and Response

HD Supply Facilities Maintenance helps you respond and recover from disasters. Our assortment covers thousands of supplies with fast, free delivery to ensure you have what you need when you need it. Our Emergency Page offers you helpful information and products solutions for the different stages of recovery.

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Maintenance, Hardware and Cleaning Supplies

SupplyWorks, A Home Depot Company, is the leading national provider of integrated facility maintenance solutions, and the leading distributor of janitorial and cleaning products. Our team will help you through any emergency with fast product delivery and service. Our national inventory position of products will support you by responding to any situation whether planned, urgent or unexpected.

Cleaning Supplies          Maintenance and Hardware Supplies

Key Products and Services:

  • Largest Assortment
  • 50 Distribution Centers
  • Assessment programs
  • Customer-Focused Team
  • Equipment Repair
  • 300 Field Consultants
  • Quality Exclusive Brands
  • Green Product Solutions
  • Ecommerce Solutions

Electrical Products

While natural disasters are not something we like to think about, the reality is they happen, and Graybar is prepared. With 240 locations, we have the footprint, processes and products on hand to help public agencies prepare for and react to storms of all sizes. 

Resources:  If a Graybar location is affected, we can quickly utilize surrounding local branches to assist customers.
Material:  Graybar can quickly provide the necessary materials to set up command centers, power up shelters, connect security systems, and repair or replace damaged electrical and communication systems. 

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Key Products and Services:

  • High/Low Voltage Wire & Cable, Utility Products and Power Cord 
  • Data/Communication, Wireless and Networking Products
  • Power Distribution & Control, Motors, Generators and General Electrical Commodities 
  • Lighting & Lighting Controls including Portable and Emergency Lighting 
  • Emergency Communication Towers, Beacons & Phones
  • Security Cameras, Entrance Protection, Fire, Intrusion, Paging, Notification & Safety 

HVAC Products and Services

For your temporary equipment needs … and your peace of mind

The disruption, cost and inconvenience of a natural disaster or equipment failure can have a serious impact on the comfort, health and safety of your customers and employees ... and on your bottom line. Trane Rental Services can help meet your emergency needs with temporary HVAC equipment, power generators and air compressors.

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Key Products and Services:

  • Reduce downtime
  • Minimize lost productivity
  • Lower financial risk
  • Gain peace of mind

Roofing Supplies and Services

Services and materials to respond to rooftop rebuilding and repair due to damage due to disasters. Garland's Storm Zone program can get your building back in operating condition after a disaster through an inventory of knowledge and a detailed action plan.

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Key Products and Services:

  • Disaster Readiness
  • Storm Tracking
  • Storm-Ready Contractor
  • Post-Storm Site Management
  • Post-Storm Assessment
  • Emergency Repair Materials

Industrial Maintenance Supplies and Equipment

Applied operates one of the industry’s most robust supply chain networks. With over 460 facilities and nearly 3,000 daily distribution center shipments, our logistics system ensures that local deliveries are there when you need them for those unplanned or emergency needs.

Applied associates are trained in problem solving and available for 24-hour support.

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Key Products and Services:

  • Pumps
  • Discharge and Transfer Hose
  • Generators
  • Motors
  • Industrial Wet/Dry Vacs
  • Safety Supplies
  • Flashlights/Batteries
  • And Much More

Disaster Travel Services

HotelPlanner is the premier disaster travel provider in the US and across the globe coordinating planning and response efforts before a disaster strikes. Our teams manage the strategic placement of first responders, corporate clients and displaced homeowners to maximize the ability of relief support to occupy the areas needed while keeping other groups outside the main area of operations.

HotelPlanner Emergency Lodging Team is active: 150 disaster lodging specialist available 24/7 to assist with individual and group needs

Requests can be made by calling 800-203-4134 and referencing U.S. Communities.

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Key Products and Services:

  • Additional information available: availability of generator operations, power truck and semi parking, sustainable supplies, and direct contact with multiple contacts for each property locations
  • Spend controls and cost center reporting
  • Traveler in route tracking
  • No ticketing fees with 156 flight partners and up to 16 rental car providers
  • 24/7/365 support

Facilities Solutions

Cintas understands how devastating and serious the aftermath of wind, flooding and power outages can be. From our Deep Clean & Emergency Clean Up services to Fire Testing / Inspection, Cintas is committed to helping you rebuild your business.

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Key Products and Services:

  • Tile & Carpet Deep Clean
  • Emergency Cleanup
  • First Aid Equipment
  • Safety Equipment

Auto & Equipment Parts

Advance Auto Parts has the parts and solutions for emergency response and relief. We offer everything from flashlights and batteries to generators, hand tools, tarps and bungee cords.

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Key Products and Services:

  • Portable Lighting, Batteries, Booster Packs
  • Generators & Extension Cords
  • Gloves, Chemicals & Lubricants
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Hand Tools
  • Tarps & Bungee Cords

Elevators & Escalators

If your building is affected by a natural disaster, you don't want to put passengers in unnecessary danger in your elevators. In addition, taking precautionary care of elevators can prevent significant damage and avoid costly repairs. Inspections are important to make sure everything is operating safely. Whether due to fire, water or other elements, don't take any chances - contact us.

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Key Products and Services:

  • Full-service elevator/escalator supplier with national coverage
  • Expertise in KONE and non-KONE equipment 
  • 24/7/365 North American Call Center - dedicated KONE employees

Traffic Management & Safety

TAPCO’s team is available to assist in providing needed supplies and solutions to manage traffic and pedestrian safety during times of disaster recovery. Check out the thousands of traffic and parking safety products and systems today.

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Key Products and Services:

  • Intelligent Warning Systems: BlinkerSign® High Water Warning System
  • MUTCD Traffic Sign And Accessories
  • Channelizer Drums and Cones
  • Barricades and Accessories
  • Roll-Up/Rigid Signs and Stands
  • Message Display Boards
  • Delineators
  • High Visibility Apparel And Personal Safety

Staffing Solutions

After a disaster, Acro knows how to get up and running. With our vast network of staffing suppliers, we can help you tap into the temporary talent you need, as soon as you need it. We can also help you manage the complications of working with multiple staffing providers at once with our streamlined MSP programs, saving you time and money.

Download the white paper to learn how Acro helped government entities after Super Storm Sandy, and is ready now. We provide people across administrative, professional, and safety related categories as well as specific disaster-related temporary personnel needed. Our vast government experience helps you stay within budgets and reporting requirements, even while utilizing disaster-related Federal and local funding sources.

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Key Products and Services:

  • Single Point of Contact 
  • Emergency-related Jobs Staffed
  • Safety-related Positions Staffing
  • Administration/Clerical Staffing
  • Engineering, IT, Facilities Staffing
  • ISO 9001:2008 Registered Quality
  • Minority Certified Enterprise

Staffing and Workforce Solutions

You might have the right supplies but do you have the right people? Work with Knowledge Services to staff your agency with the right people specific to your needs - people who are going to be your greatest assets in the face of an emergency.

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Key Products and Services:

  • Job Posting Creation & Deployment
  • Candidate Qualification
  • Onboarding Coordination
  • Temporary Staffing
  • Managed Service Provider (MSP)
  • Vendor Management System (VMS)
  • Employer of Record (EOR)
  • Payroll Services

Interpreter & Translation Services

In emergency situations, those who do not speak English are at a disadvantage. Provide support for Limited English Proficiency (LEP) crisis victims with language services, including phone interpreting support and document translation for government agencies, schools, and clinics.

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Key Products and Services:

  • Telephone Interpreting - 24/7/365 access to over 200 global languages
  • Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) - Over 20 VRI languages including ASL
  • On-Site Interpreting - Court and Medical certified options available
  • Written Translation 

Tractors, Implements & Accessories

When disaster happens, communities need products they can depend on to help rescue, support grounds clean-up and the rebuilding of infrastructure. That's why you can count on Mahindra and its wide dealer network. As dedicated members of the communities affected, we stand ready to support by providing work-ready tractors with U.S. Communities preferred customer pricing for disaster relief recovery. Please contact us to get started on rebuilding your community.

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Key Products and Services:

  • Tractors
  • Implements & Attachments
  • Parts

Tractors, Implements & Accessories

At AGCO, we are dedicated to helping our communities rebuild when disaster strikes. Through our US dealer network, we are ready to support you with tractors, equipment supplies and implements with U.S. Communities preferred pricing. Please contact your local dealer for more details. 

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Key Products and Services:

  • Tractors
  • Implements
  • Parts and Services

Utility, Transportation and Golf Vehicles

Natural disasters are hard enough to deal with without worrying about how to clean up from them. Columbia's electric vehicles provide a clean and easy way to haul refuse, supplies, and people from project beginning to construction end. Our vehicles are fully electric with no need for messy or time consuming maintenance like that of a gas powered vehicle. Columbia understands that you need reliable and durable equipment that will work as hard as you will from clean up to reconstruction.

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Key Products and Services:

  • Fleet services
  • 100% electric power
  • Top safety features
  • Knowledgeable staff
  • Nationwide dealer support

Crisis Management and Recovery Solutions

At Alvarez and Marsal we have extensive experience with disaster management and recovery across the full spectrum of crisis response including helping to stabilize operations, transition to long-term recover, and establish mitigation and resilience plans. We have managed some of the most challenging post-disaster situations including Hurricanes Sandy, Katrina and Ike. Download our brochure to learn more about our crisis management and recovery solutions.

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Key Products and Services:

  • Planning and Risk Assessment
  • Long-Term Recover and Resilience
  • Disaster Response

Energy Management & Consulting

Unforeseen disasters can be disastrous for energy prices. We are here to assist in the midst of this historic crisis. If you have any concerns about your energy supply needs, let us know and we will do everything we can to help.

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Key Products and Services:

  • Market Research/Intelligence
  • Strategic Recommendations
  • Energy Procurement
  • Data Management/Analytics
  • Demand Response
  • Bill Auditing/Tariff Analysis

Education Furniture

At Virco, we are dedicated to helping our school communities rebuild. As a partner with U.S. Communities, we offer durable, high-quality furniture and equipment for schools at competitive contract prices. With our Quick Ship program, our most popular items can be shipped within 72 hours of order receipt to help you get your classrooms up and running. Please contact your local rep for more details.

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Key Products and Services:

  • 72-Hour Quick Ship Furniture
  • Project Planning and Management Services
  • Chairs and Tables
  • Student and Teacher Desks
  • Office and Administrative
  • Storage
  • Cafeteria Furniture

Technology Products, Equipment, Services, and Solutions

Our dedicated teams of skilled IT engineers are ready to restore and improve network access across your organization. We'll perform on-site and remote troubleshooting to repair your IT infrastructure with as little downtime as possible. We can provide ad hoc services, based on your needs. Download these datasheet to learn more:

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Key Products and Services:

  • Network infrastructure
  • Wireless networking
  • Voice and video networking
  • Data center
  • PC, servers, storage and desk side support
  • Structure cabling