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Archive for the ‘Hurricane Maria’ Category

ATSSA – Puerto Rican Road Safety Colleagues needs help

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Message from ATSSA  – Puerto Rican Road Safety Colleagues Need Your Help

Dear Florida ATSSA Chapter members,

It has been four weeks since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, damaging homes, businesses, roads and destroying the island’s power grid.

ATSSA is reaching out to Florida Chapter members to assist an industry colleague, Mr. Hector Davila, owner of Road Marks Corp, the leading pavement striping company in Puerto Rico.  Prior to founding Road Marks, a family owned business in 1994, his father was an active ATSSA member in the 1970s.

Due to a host of extreme infrastructure challenges rebuilding the island, pavement-marking work will not be a priority in the foreseeable future, therefore Mr. Davila and possibly others are considering moving to the mainland in search of opportunities to support their families.

If your company can assist Mr. Davila, kindly reach out to him directly by email or by phone 787-501-0062. For more information about Road Marks Corp, click here.

Thank you Steven Smith, SMITH Manufacturing for sharing this story:

To contact ATSSA member engagement, email memberservices@atssa.comor call 540-376-3881.

Stripers Can Help Save Hector Davila, Road Marks Puerto Rico

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Stripers Can Help Save Hector Davila, Road Marks Puerto Rico

Dear Striping Community:

One of our own is in need!

I have known Hector and his father for over 40 years. Hector owns a striping company called Road Marks Corp. Puerto Rico. He is a standup guy that has never asked for help until Hurricane Maria changed everything.  I want to share with you an email I just received from Hector Davila. If you can help him, his email is and his phone number is 787-501-0062 and website

Hi there Steven:

First of all, hope you, your family and the great crew at SMITH are doing well, more so after you were affected by one of these freaking hurricanes some weeks ago.

We were hit by Irma on 9/6, and it was not particularly bad except for electric power (no lights since at my home). Then Maria. We were really devastated, but family and (12) dogs are well. In this regard, I am reaching out to all people I know could lend a hand. In my specific case, since pavement-marking work will not be a priority here in the foreseeable future, I am considering moving to the mainland and looking for a job in order to support my family. Florida is closest, and so there is where I would start my search. I am telling you this because I am not asking for such a job, but so that maybe you can spread the word among the people you know in the industry. I am an avid SMITH fan and know the equipment. I also have the pavement marking experience.

I am a also private pilot and can also handle any type of boat/sailboat-related jobs. I do not want to put you on the spot with this, I am just reaching out to the people that might be able to allow me to find options.

Whatever happens, we still have the equipment and my wife will keep the business going as long as possible. There is going to be a lot of work, but not right now. Not as soon as we need it, anyway.

My regards,


Sent from my iPhone

PS….. my throat and heart have a big lump not allowing me to think. I still cant think but I must answer. You have demonstrated what I always knew- your excellent character. Someday I will personally thank you. Your words and the text on the newsletter left my wife (Thee Boss) crying. Either me or my wife will probably leave for Florida soon. We will not abandon PR. Either one will visit you, only to hug you for your thoughts. We’ll keep in touch. Hector

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