AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ferrovial, one of the world's leading infrastructure operators and municipal services companies, today announced a $100,000 donation to the Rebuild Texas Fund in support of the state's recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey.
Announced by Governor Greg Abbott, the Rebuild Texas Fund was established by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, in collaboration with the OneStar Foundation, to provide relief to Texans in the aftermath of Harvey, which made landfall in the state as a Category 4 hurricane.
Ferrovial and its subsidiary companies – Cintra, Ferrovial Agroman, Webber and Broadspectrum – maintain a strong presence in the state, providing a variety of infrastructure and related services to public and private sector customers. Cintra, Ferrovial Agroman and Broadspectrum's U.S. headquarters are located in Austin, and Webber is based in Houston.
"With thousands of employees and their families located in Texas, Ferrovial and its companies want to ensure that we do our part to help Texans as they recover and rebuild," said Patrick Rhode, a spokesman for Ferrovial and the United States Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Cintra.
"We know what a difficult time this is for so many Texans. Even though the storm and its impact is no longer dominating the news, our thoughts continue to be with those individuals and families who are now rebuilding their lives, communities and businesses," Rhode said. "We appreciate the opportunity and are proud to provide our support to this recovery effort."
In addition to this corporate donation, Webber helped the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) in its efforts to reopen roads and highways in the Houston area. Webber assisted the state in resetting a concrete traffic barrier and removing debris displaced by the San Jacinto River along US 59; the company also assisted with the reopening of the northbound lanes of Beltway 8 West and IH 69 Eastex at the San Jacinto River.
"As soon as the storm passed, it was critical to have open roadways so that food and supplies could be brought in safely and people could start rebuilding their lives," said Tim Creson, president and chief executive officer of Webber. "We are proud that we were able to assist in the immediate aftermath of Harvey and plan to continue assisting with rebuilding efforts in any way we can for many years to come."
Webber is also registered with FEMA and will continue to assist as needed.
Ferrovial is one of the world's leading infrastructure operators and municipal services companies, committed to developing sustainable solutions. The company has more than 97,000 employees and a presence in over 20 countries. Its main business areas are: Toll Roads, Services, Construction and Airports. It is a member of Spain's blue-chip IBEX 35 index and is also included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and FTSE4Good; all its operations are conducted in compliance with the principles of the UN Global Compact, which the company adopted in 2002.
With US headquarters in Austin, Texas, Cintra is the leading private-sector transportation infrastructure company in the world, with experience spanning nearly 50 years of innovative highway development on four continents. Today, its portfolio includes more than 1,200 miles of managed highways globally, representing a total global investment in roadway improvements of over $21.6 billion. Cintra manages nearly $8 billion of infrastructure projects in the United States and more than $4.7 billion of infrastructure projects in Canada.
About Ferrovial Agroman
Ferrovial Agroman is a leader in the global construction market, having 80 years of construction experience in Design Bid Build, Design Build and Public-Private Partnerships (P3) projects in all types of infrastructure assets. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Ferrovial Agroman US Corp. (FAUS) is the U.S. operating entity, having recently completed and currently constructing $8.5 billion of infrastructure in California, Georgia, Texas and North Carolina. FAUS has been operating in the U.S. since 2005 and ranks as the #10 Transportation Contractor and #9 Heavy Civil Contractor in the country according to ENR 2016 rankings with $1.1 billion in revenues.
Founded in 1963, Webber is a leading heavy civil, commercial and waterworks construction company and material producer dedicated to safely providing intelligent solutions to its clients and community. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Ferrovial S.A., an international company based in Madrid, Spain, Webber has access to a global network of skilled engineers, best-in-class technology and vast resources. Webber is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and has been rated by Engineering News-Record as the largest transportation contractor in the Texas/Louisiana region for the past four years.
Broadspectrum North America is a leading company providing Oil & Gas and Infrastructure solutions across US and Canada. Its portfolio includes 35 outstanding contracts, such as Port of Miami Tunnel and The Presidio in San Francisco and long term contracts with Chevron, Tesoro and Exxon Mobile due to our expertise in the safe delivery of high quality service to blue chip clients. With more than 1,500 employees across North America (corporate headquarters located in Austin, Texas), Broadspectrum's ability to generate true value and growth for its clients is complemented by an uncompromising commitment to safety and social responsibility. Having recently been acquired by Ferrovial, Broadspectrum North America is currently part of its Services division.
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