Unless you’ve had your nose stuck in a book for the last week, you’ve no doubt seen some of the devastation Irene dealt to the state of Vermont. While ‘hurricanes’ and ‘Vermont’ are typically not found in the same sentence, this storm was anything but typical! Our thoughts go out to all those affected, especially our fellow Vermonters.
From Mack’s perspective, we were exceptionally lucky! Two of our three manufacturing plants – Headquarters and Arlington – are fully operational with no storm-related damage. Our Cavendish facility did incur some water damage, so we are following our Business Continuity/Emergency Response Plan to assess customer impact, if any. Should we determine that a mold needs to run to meet customer needs, our other plants stand ready to receive and run tools.
Currently, the water has receded and employees are able to get to the plant to help with cleanup. Already, it is beginning to look like Cavendish again! Power has been restored, and town crews are hard at work to restore water to the facility. No molds were damaged, and inventory appears to be in good shape. We expect to begin shipping and receiving tomorrow.
As we get new information regarding Cavendish, we will share it here, so please check back often.
President, Northern Operations