New Baltimore, Michigan — The 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck central Mexico September 19, 2017, caused buildings to collapse, injured more than 6,000 and killed 370 people. The epicenter was south of Puebla not far from TransNav de C.V., Mexico.(1)

Employees quickly volunteered to help. They collected food, medicine, water and clothes to aid victims in the mountains of Puebla between the municipalities of Atlixco and Izúcar de Matamoros where schools and homes were damaged.(2)

The TransNav Mexico facility was a collection point for supplies that were later delivered to one of the worst affected areas in the state. Over 10,000 buildings in Atlixco and Izucar de Matamoros were damaged including schools and hospitals and over 1,500 homes were rendered inhabitable and where 45 people lost their lives.(3)

The Vreeken family and the entire TransNav team are grateful to those TransNav employees who responded quickly to the disaster in Mexico.

  1. Accessed March 12, 2018.
  2. Liliana Zavala, Transnav S.A. De C.V., Mexico
  3. Mexico News Daily. September 22, 2017.
  4. Feature photo: Public Domain. Author, AntoFran.