All of us at Barriere are feeling the weight of our responsibility to one another right now, and I want to assure you that we are here to pave the way to a brighter future. For 70+ years, Barriere has demonstrated commitment to the safety, security, and advancement of the Gulf South. We prioritize our employees and their families, our customers, project stakeholders, and the traveling public while participating in the larger community.
We are taking the effects of COVID-19 seriously and we are working.
Safety is at the core of everything Barriere does and is central to our response to managing risk scenarios related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Culture of Care ensures we are always systematically assessing and addressing risk to maintain reliable and responsible operations.
From our asphalt plants that supply our projects to the job sites of our strong customer base, government authorities currently consider Barriere’s infrastructure services essential. Our solid financial position is also a stabilizing force as we weather the COVID-19 storm. We are actively tracking business, industry, and community impacts while carefully following local and CDC guidelines.
The unfolding scope of the pandemic requires agility Barriere has honed through our construction management expertise.
We are continuously integrating our research and official guidelines into updated operational protocols and procedures while backing them up with frequent supervisor briefs, regular company-wide communications, and policies that empower employees to keep everyone safe. Field employees are being carefully deployed to projects and office employees are supporting them, as well as our clients, from home, relying on digital tools for collaboration.
We are all available via email, cell, and text. Please do not hesitate to reach out.
On behalf of Barriere, we are proud to be part of an industry and community full of people who are creative, resourceful, and resilient. The bottom line is: We are ALL essential.
Please take care of yourselves and look out for one another.