Posted: Jul 27, 2010 5:36 PM by Melissa Hawkes
Updated: Jul 27, 2010 5:37 PM
The Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales has hosted everything from rodeos to monster truck shows, but now it's playing a key role in BP's oil spill clean up.
Kyle Rogers, the Events and Operation Manager at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center, said "we are just very pleased and very happy that we can be part of the solution in the gulf."
Now the center is home to BP's distribution center.
BP Project Manager, John Titterington, said it has "much larger warehousing--very well-drained. It's an all concrete land. It's got security fencing, so we are in total control of our operations."
The facility is no stranger to providing emergency relief.
Rogers said, it was first used during Katrina to house people and animals. It was also used during Gustav to house power companies and relief staff."
There's a constant flow of 18 wheelers.... most carrying boom to and from the coast.
Titterington said, "This is where we would locate equipment if there was a further hurricane."
Only a mile from 1-10, it's a prime location to store supplies needed for oil spill clean-up and a sanctuary for equipment if a hurricane strikes.