In response to Hurricane Katrina, Polygon marshaled the largest recovery team in its 20+ year history. More than 85 projects in greater New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast were handled in a four-month effort. One of the projects Polygon served was the Superdome, which served as a last resort refuge for about 25,000 to 30,000 people during the storm.
Within hours of Katrina, Polygon had the equipment and experienced crews at job sites and moving toward others. By October 1, 2005, we had served 85 jobs resulting from the two storms. Polygon had more than 5,000 pieces of equipment at various sites, 70 staff members managing the projects and approximately 400 local laborers tackling the work.
At the Superdome, Polygon oversaw removing all moisture-laden materials, including artificial turf, carpeting, and wet wallboard. Our team also dried more than 32 electrical and mechanical rooms and filtered the ventilation of the entire structure. At the arena, structural drying, cleaning, and controlled demolition were all part of the project. As well as restoring the Hornets’ locker rooms and cleaning 18,000 stadium seats.