Sources: EP Henry Corp., Woodbury, N.J.; U.S. Department of the Interior; CP staff’
EP Henry delivered more than 50,000 sq. ft. of its Brick Stone and Autumn Blend concrete pavers for Statue of Liberty walkways, becoming a key supplier in Hurricane Sandy reconstruction efforts aimed at reopening Liberty Island on Independence Day.
“As an American company with more than 100 years of history and New Jersey roots, we understand the impact Sandy has had on our region,” says CEO J.C. Henry III, and “are honored to have the opportunity to be involved with the restoration of such an important and iconic landmark.”
As Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey and New York in late October, floodwaters from New York Harbor destroyed brick walkways at the 12-acre Liberty Island. The project is the first served from the EP Henry Hardscaping Center in Roxbury, N.J., a new retail venture for a producer whose block and paver units are otherwise handled through a network of independently owned distributors in other Mid-Atlantic markets.
A National Park Service reconstruction schedule led to a July 4 ceremony reopening the island and Statue of Liberty to the public. Agency officials joined Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg for a ribbon cutting.