Disaster Recovery Resources

With hurricane season underway and Hurricane Alex (as of 30 June) headed north toward the southern tip of Texas, hopefully you have your emergency management plan in place, your vital/essential records identified and protected, and those records backed up and stored off-site (recommended at least 30 miles from the originals).

Should you get hit by Alex or any future storms and your records get damaged, what can you do?  Well, most of you are probably not experienced in the necessary salvaging and recovery techniques for paper, film, fiche or electronic records.  Therefore, you may want to refer to experts in this field.  While we cannot make any recommendations or referrals on vendors, we can provide you with some useful information.  Below are some experts in the field of general disaster recovery for records (found on the Internet):

AMCAT Global, Inc. Midwest Freeze-Dry, Ltd.
[www.amcatglobal.com] [http://midwestfreezedryltd.com]
103 North Meridian St., Lower Level 7326 N. Central Park
Tallahassee, FL 32301 Skokie, IL 60076
866-417-0701 847-679-4756
Fax: 847-679-4191
American Freeze-Dry
[www.americanfreezedry.com] Munters Corporation
1722 Hurffville Road, Bldg. 2A [www.munters.com]
Five Points Business Center 79 Monroe Street
P.O. Box 5740 Amesbury, MA 01913
Deptford, NJ 08096 800-686-8377
Tel: 866-939-8160; 856-939-8160
Emergency: 609-458-0510; 856-904-4227
Servpro Industries, Inc.
Belfor USA [www.servpro.com]
[www.us.belfor.com] 801 Industrial Road
185 Oakland Ave., Suite 300 Gallatin, TN 37066
Birmingham, MI 48009-3433 800-737-8776 or 615-451-0200
800-856-3333 or 248-594-1144 Fax: 615-451-0200
Fax: 248-594-1133
BMS Cat
[www.bmscat.com]
303 Arthur Street
Ft. Worth, TX 76107
800-433-2940
Fax: 817-332-6728

{The State and Local Records Management Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission in no way endorses or recommends any of the above vendors.  This list is for informational purposes only.}