Early last May, torrential storms dumped more than 12 inches of rain Tennessee in a two-day period, causing massive flooding throughout the state. One of the hardest hit areas was Nashville, where the Cumberland River crested more than 12 feet above its banks. It flooded downtown Nashville and a host of famous attractions, such as the Grande Ole Opry, the Opry Mills Mall, the Opryland Hotel, the Country Music Hall of Fame, Soundcheck (where musicians store their instruments when not on tour), and the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

RIA members worked throughout Nashville and the rest of the state, drying and restoring buildings and contents as quickly as their crew and equipment allowed. They brought in teams of workers, supplies, and equipment from across the country to help with the hundreds of projects that required immediate attenion. Royal Plus DKI worked on several high-profile projects, including the Country Music Hall of Fame; a private collection of irreplaceable items, including Jimi Hendrix’s guitars, MTV awards, Oscars, and Elvis Presley’s instruments; and the Schermerhorn.

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