US Offshore, LLC
U.S. Offshore is a community initiative. Its Founder and President, Alex Beverly Jr., established the company as a means to create jobs and learning experiences for inner city youth. He grappled with the basic premise that rebuilding and maintaining a community is an ongoing task that requires skilled labor and that labor should come from the community. In other words, when the people in a community serve the community both the community and its people prosper. With this theory in mind, it wasn’t long before he realized that America’s deteriorating bridges represented one of the greatest opportunities to create jobs for the nation’s youth. According to Federal Highway Administration reports, the U.S. and Puerto Rico are home to more than 66,700 structurally deficient bridges and 84,748 functionally obsolete bridges. Putting African American youth to work refurbishing bridges became Beverly’s personal mission and the impetus behind U.S. Offshore.