Puerto Rico

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has appointed Nany CE, Inc., doing business as MA Caribbean, as its new distributor in Puerto Rico. The Caguas, Puerto Rico-based dealer offers Volvo CE's complete range of premium equipment and machine parts and components.

Thirty two private oceanfront homes in Puerto Rico will have a firm foundation due to a Liebherr HS 8100 duty cycle crawler crane. Densification Inc., a Virginia-based company, chose the crane to help prepare residential building lots as part of a multimillion dollar project within a five diamond resort.

AGC Charities Inc. , the charitable arm of the Associated General Contractors of America, is providing 65 construction workers in Puerto Rico with $100,750 in donated funds to help cover losses they incurred as a result of Hurricane Maria. The checks, which amount to $1,550 per construction worker, are intended to help employees of firms that belong to the association cover the costs of uninsured and uncompensated damages caused by the storm.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A third set of 100 New York college students and construction workers is headed to Puerto Rico to help rebuilding after Hurricane Maria's heavy blow to the island last year. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the volunteer deployment on July 15.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) Generators are still humming. Candles are still flickering. Homes are still being repaired. Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria more than six months ago, and the U.S. territory is still struggling to recover from the strongest storm to hit the island in nearly a century.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) The new CEO of Puerto Rico's power company announced May 7 that the public agency will immediately adopt a U.S. national standard to design and rebuild the island's power grid following Hurricane Maria. That measure will make it easier for the Electric Power Authority to maintain power lines and replace them after a storm, and crews will be able to obtain materials more quickly, CEO Walter Higgins said.

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An island-wide blackout hit Puerto Rico on April 18 as the U.S. territory struggles to repair an increasingly unstable power grid nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria. Officials said an excavator accidentally downed a transmission line. Officials said it could take 24 to 36 hours to fully restore power to more than 1.4 million customers as outrage grew across the island about the state of Puerto Rico's Electric Power Authority.

Puerto Rico's governor plans to invest $652 million to repair and maintain the U.S. territory's crumbling roads over the next three years. Ricardo Rossello said April 9, that an initial $80 million in local funds will target areas in critical condition, which represent up to eight percent of all roads across the island.

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Six months after Hurricane Maria made landfall, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers remains committed to safely and urgently restoring reliable power and returning normalcy to the U.S. citizens of Puerto Rico as quickly as possible. USACE works as part of the unified command group along with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the island's restoration coordinator.