Cotton Case Studies

Case Studies


Cotton's expertise brings order to flood-stricken Australian distribution center

Weeks of torrential rain in eastern Australia brought devastating floods to the southeastern state of Victoria. Cotton’s global arm, Cotton International Inc., was hired by an international client whose distribution center was inundated with flood water. In addition to cleaning the facility, the client required that all items stored there, nearly 20,000 cases of products, be inventoried for insurance purposes and to rule out any possibility of future liability.




Cotton roofing at forefront of Arizona hail storm recovery effort

A violent storm in Arizona, brought strong winds and hail, some as large as golf balls, to the greater Phoenix region. Cotton Roofing was called in by national clients to inspect their properties for hail damage and rapidly added many new customers as awareness grew of the risk to property from not carrying out repairs.




Cotton rises to Herculean task after fire in a historic downtown high-rise

Fire broke out on the 27th floor of a historic downtown building in Southern Texas. Nearly 200 firefighters tackled the blaze high in the 36-story Art Deco landmark tower, built in 1929, and the fire was contained within about 3 ˝ hours. The total damage, however, extended well beyond the area of the fire.




Flooded military apartments put to rights within tight timeframe

Torrential rain unleashed by a tropical storm as it thundered across Central Texas, spilled over a muddy embankment on the west side of an apartment complex. The furnished apartments housed military personnel and their families, as well as supporting contractors. The subsequent flooding caused severe damage.




Factory operations continue as fabricators 'floored' by cleanup

A weekend fire at a manufacturing plant in Arkansas, caused extensive smoke and water damage to this factory that produces laboratory surfaces for research, educational and healthcare use. The fire began in the three-story tower area where resins are mixed.




Cotton containment system helps damaged hospital continue operations

A large medical center in south Texas sustained extensive wind and water damage when a hurricane made landfall as a category 2 storm along the Texas coast. The storm’s powerful winds caused roof and expansion joint failures and broke nearly 200 windows at the south Texas hospital.




Processing plant is construction-ready 30 days after record floods

With its plant under water and flood debris from other locales among the ruins, how would the company coordinate its massive loss? How would the plant resume operations with older manufacturing parts no longer produced? Despite an array of insurance policies, Cotton, plus nine local vendors on site - the processing plant needed a coordinated recovery effort to mitigate its loss.




Fire destroys window manufacturing facility

A facility that manufactures aluminum and vinyl windows, sustained heavy fire, soot and smoke damage following a three-alarm fire at its 200,000-square-foot facility. The center of the facility’s U-shaped complex burned to the ground and with it, vital components of the business and large portions of the manufacturing area that operates 24/7. Heavy soot covered adjacent storage and office areas. Losses were estimated at $25 million.




Store reopens two days after roof collapse

A building supply company that offers - doors, millwork and windows - experienced an unexpected roof collapse during heavy, late summer rains. Its beautiful 15,000-square-foot showroom and adjacent supply store, frequented by homebuilders and remodelers throughout central Texas, was now a mangle of wooden trusses, ceiling tiles, electrical wiring, lighting and more.




Hospital reopens to just 12 days after hurricane

One of a national healthcare system’s 170-bed hospital, with a full-service acute care center, suffered catastrophic water damage during a hurricane.




Cotton meets school district timeline, even when project scope increases

In west Georgia an elementary school had recently started its summer break when fire roared through the 48,000- square-foot facility. The fire destroyed two classrooms and caused extensive smoke and water damage in the cinder block building, totaling $5 million.




Coastal Texas county turns to Cotton after major Hurricane

Despite emergency preparedness training, there was no way this coastal Texas county could have anticipated the fury of Hurricane Ike.





Oct. 20, 2016
Growth Trend Continues Across Cotton
Cotton is pleased to announce the addition of three new managers to support company operations across the Roofing, Logistics, and Culinary specialized divisions.

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Sept. 21, 2016
Cotton Risk Manager to Present a Lineup of Sessions at RIMS 2017
Cotton Holdings Inc., a RIMS member, has been chosen to present four sessions at the 2017 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Philadelphia, PA.

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Sept, 2016
Article by Lance J. Ewing: Appealing to Fear
Insurance company defense teams must plan ahead to overcome plaintiff attorneys who use scare tactics to sway juries.

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Aug 31, 2016
Cotton Holdings Expands Leadership Team
Cotton Holdings, Inc. is pleased to announce Jeff Erler and Keith Benton have joined the Company as General Counsel and Health, Safety and Environmental ("HSE") Director, respectively.

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Aug 17, 2016
School Board Declares Emergency, Hires Cotton Global Disaster Solutions to Begin the Clean-Up Operations
A disaster clean-up company has been hired by the Tangipahoa Parish School Board to begin operations immediately to get Amite West Side Middle Magnet School suitable for the resumption of classes.

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