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Matrix Vice President Guests On iHeart Radio To Discuss
Documentary of Heroic Superstorm Sandy Clean Up


Great show of resilience after Superstorm Sandy

Florham Park, NJ — Andrew ‘Andy’ Raichle, P.E., Vice President, Matrix New World Engineering (Matrix) was featured on the  iHeart Radio show 'Conversations Live'. Interviewed by Host, Cyrus Webb, Raichle detailed the hardships of rebuilding the Jersey shore after it was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy in 2012. ‘Heart of the Shore,’ a gripping documentary, showcases Matrix’s role in the expansive and life-saving clean-up after the storm. The film also captures the inner fortitude of the residents and businesses most affected. According to Raichle, "I had a unique experience considering I live at the Jersey Shore, the storm came right to my doorstep!" To listen to the full interview, please click here.

Released in late October 2020, the film is now available to rent and own on DVD and North American digital HD internet, cable, and satellite platforms through Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios.

In the weeks following the impact of Superstorm Sandy, Matrix teamed with private homeowners to design, permit, and construct the largest privately funded response to the Storm along the Jersey Shore. Matrix also provided environmental services in support of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (NJDCA) Superstorm Sandy Rehabilitation, Reconstruction, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) Program, among other related projects. In addition to Superstorm Sandy, Matrix has worked on many disaster response and relief projects such as the aftermath of 9/11, Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustov, Ike, Isaac, and Maria, as well as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Written by Emmy®-nominated Cliff Charles and co-directed by Cliff Charles and Ron Elliot, ‘Heart of the Shore’ was produced by Cliff Charles, Cordelia Donovan, Ron Elliot and Matrix New World Engineering Vice-President, Dennis Petrocelli.
Click here to see the official trailer of 'Heart of the Shore'.
‘Heart of the Shore’ website >

Jayne Warne, Matrix President, stated, “We learned and are continuing to gain valuable lessons from Superstorm Sandy. We cannot overstate the bravery and courage of the people whose lives and businesses were completely disrupted. We remain truly in awe of the strength shown immediately following the disaster and in the years moving forward.” 
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