The warehouse fire in 2021 has caused some heartache and headaches, but there have also been plenty of silver linings! One unexpected benefit of the clean up has been salvaging and tending to years of photos and memorabilia of WSC functions, employees, and even the changing scenery of Houston’s East End since 1963.
In one photo from the seventies, we found this inscription; “Small Persons Getting Involved in Big Jobs”. Although it speaks quite literally to what is happening in the photo (a few folks working on a big, big vessel at the Houston ship channel), it also speaks to the mentality that has carried WSC through every storm for the last six decades.
Here is what that inscription also means to us:
Be Humble. No one person is bigger than the task at hand.
Be Brave. Stand facing your giant and do what you know how to do.
Be a Team. No task is so big that it cannot be accomplished by working together.
We’ve had some pretty big jobs over the years. This might have been one of our largest. In fact, when Seabulk Tankers asked us to help store their massive engine, our warehouse was not large enough to accomplish the task. ‘Can’t’ is not a word we use around here, so we put this engine on a new foundation of concrete — and built the Navigation Warehouse around it. The rest is WSC history.
We are proud to still be humbly facing giants together, 60 years later.