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MLU is a minority woman owned, diversified HUB Zone, CAGE Code 1YRQ0 Company which operates under NAICS codes 115310, 236118, 238910, 453930, 561210, 561730, 562111, 562119, and 624230. The corporate headquarters for MLU is located at 573 Hawthorne Avenue, Athens, Georgia 30606. MLU also maintains additional offices in Mississippi, Florida, Louisiana and California.
MLU has been in the disaster recovery business for six (6) years and has performed work on eleven (11) presidentially declared disasters. In that short time, MLU has become the nation's industry leader in temporary disaster housing and has hauled and installed over 30,000 temporary disaster housing units. MLU's core business interests are debris removal services, the hauling & installing of temporary housing, associated infrastructure construction, maintenance of temporary housing, and deactivation of temporary housing. MLU has performed several different types of work in response to presidentially declared disasters and specifically on the following:
In 2005, after Hurricane Katrina devastated Louisiana and Mississippi, MLU was contracted by both Fluor Enterprises, Inc. and Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc. to haul and install travel trailers and mobile homes at various locations in Louisiana. At peak production, MLU was hauling and installing approximately 350 temporary housing units per day. MLU also contracted directly with Federal Emergency Management Agency ("FEMA") to deactivate temporary housing at various locations in Louisiana.
In 2004, Hurricanes Charlie, Jeanne, Francis, and Ivan struck the Gulf Coast. MLU contracted by FEMA to haul and install 2,386 temporary housing units throughout Florida. MLU was also contracted by Philips & Jordan for the removal of storm related debris at various locations throughout the Gulf Coast.
MLU currently employs over 80 trained, experienced, committed and motivated personnel. In addition, we maintain a current availability of hundreds of "reserve" personnel that have worked with us successfully on previous disasters. MLU capabilities are enhanced by thousands of professionals in our strategic partnership and sub-contractor agreements. MLU had approximately 600 full time employees and an additional 700 strategic partner/sub-contractor employees working during peak 2005 hurricane response activities.
MLU takes great pride in performing excellent work on time, with safety and best value to the governmental client as our priorities. MLU knows that our success impacts people's lives and we take the public trust our government partners place in us seriously. Our proven track record of consistently outperforming our competition is a result of maintaining an old fashioned work ethic. MLU strives to get the job done quickly, safely and correctly, while using the best personnel and equipment. MLU also uses proprietary innovative state of the art technology in both its debris monitoring program and temporary housing missions.
In performance of debris monitoring programs, MLU uses its proprietary, web-enabled paperless electronic data collection and management system which supports near real-time reporting on all debris operations. The initial version of the system was designed and utilized to track all hauling performed by the three (3) prime debris contractors under contract to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ("USACE") to remove all debris generated by Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana. In total, this system served as the central repository of over 850,000 "haul tickets". The data collected was used to track and map the pickup locations (hundreds of Monitor Stations) and the disposal locations (75 USACE approved sites) of over 15,000,000 cubic yards of vegetative and C&D debris, over 1,000,000 electrical waste components and over 1,000,000 white goods. MLU has since updated and re-designed this system using its extensive debris removal experience. This system provides password protected access to data and an array of reporting choices that are consistent with Federal and State reimbursement requirements. All records are retained electronically in compliance with any Federal, State or Local requirements. Access to information by authorized personnel is immediately available for inspections and audits through the web-based system.
MLU also uses innovative state of the art asset tracking technology in its haul/install contracts. MLU's proprietary system provides a fully automated method for managing critical information such as applicant data, site assessment and preparation, installation data, and Ready For Occupancy status. The proprietary system allows for file attachments (such as digital photographs and/or scanned images) to visually document the status of units as they progress. The system is a web-enabled application as well which allows for immediate access by all authorized users.
In addition to its advanced web enabled systems, MLU is well prepared for all equipment requirements and can be responsible for providing for multiple storm debris collection sites that will be in operation from dawn to dusk seven (7) days per week. MLU's experience shows that housing and full support is often a necessity in severe post-disaster environments. MLU owns self-contained specialty housing unit trailers and ancillary service vehicles (cooking facilities, showers, toilets, washing machines) to provide those facilities and services to approximately 600 emergency workers. Operation of a "compound environment" provides a unique opportunity to keep our teams focused on the job at hand without concerns for housing, transportation, meals and ancillary services.
The bottom line is that MLU has the resources, equipment and the personnel to safely and properly perform disaster recovery services under difficult circumstances, in multiple locations, with quality service to the governmental customer as the bottom line.