Unfortunately a bridge on I-85 caught fire yesterday causing the road to collapse. This happens to be near our Corporate HQ’s located in the Armour Yards District. Luckily it appears that the fire department did a great job of keeping everyone safe, but unfortunately I-85 will likely be closed for several weeks to months.
*UPDATE – some sources are now estimating that parts of I-85 will be closed for six months to a year.
This will have a major impact on the city of Atlanta!
Several of our employees were caught in the traffic and took several interesting photos and videos. It was complete chaos! Other employees that lived as far as 10 miles away could see the black smoke as if the fire occurred right in front of them.
Whitco’s Corporate is open today and back in business. Most of us arrived late today and had to adapt to new and unfamiliar alternative routes. Fortunately everyone at Whitco had a safe commute.
If you were unable to reach our office in the early hours this morning we apologize for the inconvenience.
The Whitco team was proud to lend a helping hand, and donate gifts this Holiday. In fact Whitco donates every year, and its not just the owners, upper executives, its everyone in the company. It seems that everyone wants to participate and lend a helping hand.
Thanks to all the Whitco employees that attended, and to all the employees that weren’t able to attend. We appreciate all the hard work, and dedication you put towards making Whitco the number one choice for commercial roofing.
This years event was held at South Wind Plantation in Attapulgus, Georgia. South Wind Plantation is an Orvis endorsed wing shooting lodge and dog breeder.
And of course Whitco is dedicated to safety. All of our employees were required to take a safety course, wear orange vest, and shoot a gun prior to the hunt. No person or dog was injured on this hunt.
Every year we have an annual Thanksgiving lunch at our corporate headquarters. All of the employees bring in food items and we sit down and eat together.
I had to snap a photo of this turkey on a rice crispy treat dessert. The turkey even has the Whitco”W” logo drawn on a hard hat. We have the best employees in the business! They really take pride in our company!
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We are proud to announce that we have added Erin to the Whitco team.
Erin is now our Service Sales Manager in Atlanta. Erin has been in a Service Management role since 2011. Erin will be a great asset, especially from a customer service standpoint. We want to ensure that we continue to go over and beyond our clients expectations.