The COVID-19 crisis has changed the way we live, work and interact with the world around us—but it has not changed our need for the essential resources that make modern life possible. In the last several weeks, Americans have learned more about the complex supply chains that surround us and the indispensable infrastructure they sustain.
One of the most essential resources is also one of the least well-known: Limestone.
In South Florida, we depend upon limestone products and other aggregates to build and maintain vital infrastructure and to support other essential industries.
The White House has issued guidance explaining that critical industries “have a special responsibility to maintain [their] normal work schedule.” We take this responsibility as seriously as we take our responsibility to keep our workers safe. Our industry—and the thousands of workers who support it—adhere to all health directives issued by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (the “CDC”) and are working harder than ever to meet the demands of these challenging times. We are well positioned to implement the CDC’s directives and social distancing protocols because our operations generally occur outdoors and on sites hundreds of acres in size, which are located outside of urban areas.
Our industry is taking extraordinary health precautions and working harder than ever to meet the demands of these challenging times. We supply a critical resource, at a critical time, and we stand ready to do our part to defeat this virus and maintain our way-of-life.