Brian Schupbach – HVE 3000

The HVE 3000 is a portable flood pumper and inline truckmount booster. The device is able to combine effective productivity functions to make it one of the finest and most versatile

Brian Schupbach

HVE 3000

extractors on the market today. The HVE 3000 gives you portable extraction plus a truck mount boosting its pre-filtering – all in one small unit. The device is has a slim profile and durable four inch wheels which is good for those small places that most competitors can’t reach. Up your extraction capabilities and use this device to access high rises and secure areas while increasing your profits and saving time.

Product Features:

-Easy Maneuverability: This unique vacuum hose and hosing are designed to make moving the unit easy. The slim profile can fit through even the narrowest of doors. It’s only 22.5 inches wide!

-High performance vacuum: Dual blowers and 2 inch inlets and outlets for increased airflow.

-Large waste tank: 12 gallon so you can take less trips to the drain to empty!

-Exhaust is filtered: The device comes with a HEPA filter that captures contaminants instead of spreading them in your work zone.

-Quick Gravity drain and auto pump out: Garden hose connection for auto-pump out or use the large toilet-height gravity drain.

-Easy Clean filter.

Overall this product is on you want to have on your worksite, the HVE 3000 will save you time and money.

Brian Schupbach- Earthquake Hits California March 9th, 2014

Yesterday night, March 9th, a very powerful earthquake with a magnitude of M6.9 struck off the coast of Eureka in Brian Schupbachthe northern part of California. This Quake shook regions as far away as San Francisco and some parts of Oregon. The United States Geological Survey said that the earthquake struck 10 miles deep occurred at 10:18 p.m. local time.  The Epicenter of the quake was about 50 miles west of Eureka, California, in the pacific Ocean. There were more than 15 aftershocks recorded, the largest one was M4.6. More aftershocks are expected this week. Although buildings nearby shook for about 20 seconds, there has been little damage reported in the region. Although the National Tsunami Warning Center initially reported the earthquake, they said there was no tsunami danger for the region.

The Earthquake occurred to the south of the Cascadia Subduction zone, which is close to the Mendocino Triple Junction, a point where three plates (Pacific, Gorda and North America) meet. In the past, earthquakes in the triple junction area have happened not only along the plate boundaries, but also in the smaller Gorda plate which is diminishing as it continues subducting under the North American plate to the east.

This event is the largest to hit this region since 1992 when a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck south of Eureka near Petrolia. That quake killed nearly 100 people and caused significant damage. Yesterday’s earthquake was eighth recorded in the area since 1900. The other dates in which similar or larger magnitude earthquakes occurred were 1922, 1923, 1980, 1992, 1994, and 2005. Approximately once every three years there is a M6.0 or greater earthquake in the region.

Earthquake Disaster Emergency Response

Interstate is a company that is responsible for full service emergency response restoration and construction. Interstate was called to the site of an earthquake struck U.S Aerospace manufacturing facility that is responsible for employing 1,400 locals in the city of Mexicali, Mexico.

The facility was projected to lose more than one million dollars per day while it was closed down. Assessment of the facility started once power was restored to the facility and town.

April 4, 2010 Mexicali Earthquake

April 4, 2010 Mexicali Earthquake

Interstate was tasked with assessing the damage, developing a plan to keep business running while restoration was taking place and to provide safety recommendations.

A two stage offer was made by Interstate. This allowed for manufacturing to continue while restoration was taking place. The second phase was to make the standing facility more stable and upgraded to meet safety requirements. This involved Interstate working closely with local government officials to make sure all regulations were met. They also implemented a highly ranked safety program, this program met the highest safety ratings as well as U.S. government regulations.

Interstate maintained a very flexible schedule as well as open communication with members of the plants production team. Although there was extensive damage to the facility, Interstate was able to finish the project with minimal business interruption. The restoration and construction ended up costing 10 million dollars. This figure seems staggering, but in comparison to how bad it could have been, these costs are quite nominal.

Even with everything that held them back, Interstate was able to finish the project on time as well as within the budget. Interstate has a long history of working with property owners, managers as well as adjusters to get work done as soon as possible. This connection to the community helps Interstate maintain regulations as well as safety standards during the process of restoration and construction.