TCI rebuilds after Katrina, finds success in plastic packaging


When Hurricane Katrina swept over New Orleans, it destroyed two warehouses owned by Transportation Consultants, Inc. (TCI).

TCI was founded in 1983 by Jack Jensen Jr. when he recognized the need for trucking and warehousing in New Orleans. What began as a one-truck shop has evolved into a company with several U.S. locations.

Instead of wiping their hands of New Orleans after Katrina, the family-run company decided to stick it out in the city it calls home.

"We started to look to bring a new market to New Orleans," Christian Jensen, president of TCI, told PlasticsToday. "After a good review, we found there wasn't a packaging facility in the New Orleans market after Hurricane Katrina."
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