Based on an interview with Paul Schulze, Blackmon Mooring Vice President In 1948, Blackmon Mooring founders began a furniture re-upholstery business in Fort Worth. After the Trinity River levee broke in May of 1949, our founders were there to help clean up in the aftermath of the major flooding. It was their first foray into disaster recovery and would eventually lead to a full line of restoration services, such … [Read more...]
DucTales – Providing the cleanest indoor air quality
New Orleans, A Look Back
If you follow us on social media, you may have seen that our company exhibited at the RIMS Conference this past spring. RIMS is a Society for Risk Managers that has a large conference every year that travels around the country. As you can imagine, Risk Managers rely on companies like ours to provide service on a daily basis and for major disasters. Most major companies have some sort of risk management department, … [Read more...]
I believe the heart of our company is our people. Our 67-years of technical expertise is the brains. The dedication and front line involvement of our leaders are the backbones. And, logistics is the muscle. In my view, a company's growth and effectiveness are based on how Logistically Strong they are. Just like athletes train to get bigger, faster and stronger, the BMS CAT Logistics Team does the same. Here is a … [Read more...]
Potential Energy Savings
It takes a lot of energy to heat and cool your home or business. In fact, studies have shown that heating, ventilating and air conditioning accounts for 30% of the energy used in the average home or small business. And in larger buildings, heating and air conditioning can account for almost half of the monthly energy bill. Surprisingly, even though HVAC systems play such a fundamental role in heating and cooling … [Read more...]
Indoor Air Quality Concerns
When thinking about air pollution, words that might come to mind are smog, greenhouse gasses, and global warming. Although these issues have been problems for decades, it hasn't been until recently that we have acknowledged the significance of a cleaner environment and identified ways to help improve outdoor air quality. What about indoor air quality? Indoor air quality is often overlooked, but it is just as … [Read more...]
What is BMS Global?
Remember when Captain Sully Sullenberger safely guided a crippled Airbus down into the Hudson River? Or when a 777 crashed on landing in San Francisco? Those two events and dozens of other major transportation accidents have something in common that might surprise you: BMS played a key role in the responses. Aviation and transportation customers worldwide, including nearly 50 airlines, trust BMS Global to provide … [Read more...]
Epic Flooding. How Much Is Too Much?
Texas and Oklahoma residents have been praying for rain after several years of drought causing some towns to take drastic measures. This past May, everything changed, with many areas reporting more than 200 percent of their normal precipitation in just 60 days. That large amount of rain does not come without consequences. As homes and businesses throughout the region began flooding, our teams sprung into action. … [Read more...]
Earthquakes: Drop, Cover and Hold On
You can't anticipate when an earthquake will happen, or where it will happen. The only thing you can do is plan ahead. Are you prepared for an earthquake? What is an earthquake exactly? An earthquake is the sudden, rapid shaking of the earth, caused by the breaking and shifting of subterranean rock as it releases strain that has accumulated over a long time. For hundreds of millions of years, the forces of plate … [Read more...]
Area-wide disasters happen all the time across the United States. At BMS CAT, we know how important it is to our customers that we are available to respond immediately to meet their needs during these events. But what does it mean when we say, We've mobilized? Our mobilization process starts way before the storm begins. Each year, our catastrophe team gets together to review our customer's needs and expectations. … [Read more...]