Working Through a Natural Disaster

In 2008, Houston was hit hard by Hurricane Ike. Zizette remembers the aftermath of the storm and how supported their employees through that stressful time.

"I remember I had just started to work for the company in the Samples Department located on Milridge Road. I recall Hurricane Ike coming through the city of Houston and bringing forth much damage, chaos and other unexpected scares. Due to the disaster, many businesses were forced to temporarily close, as did we for a short time. Some employees could work from, doing what they could, while others were unable to work at all. The samples department was able to work with a skeleton crew the next day or so; some of us cut and labeled while others pulled and sent samples. Several employees were unable to come in to work. Jay and were gracious enough to still pay us, even though they were not required to do so. This was a very scary time for us and a personal memory I will never forget. I just wanted to say "Thank You" to for their support during this difficult time and for not forgetting about us, their employees."

- Zizette G., Samples Department Clerk