Mack’s Cavendish plant continues to operate at full strength. In fact, we have added temporary staff to help with the critical task of purchased part inventory, the area of the plant that suffered the most water damage. We have established an inventory triage area where purchased parts are being sorted, inspected and evaluated. We have set up multiple cleaning stations for parts that can be salvaged, as well as a temporary warehouse for damaged goods that need to be dispositioned.
Additional resources from Purchasing, Quality and Sales/Engineering have been on-site to assist with decision-making and customer communication. The extra efforts from the Cavendish workforce have been incredible!
The molding machines and auxiliary equipment are in very good shape and focused on production. The finishing department is split between production and inventory analysis, as described above.
While the flooding eroded some of the rear parking lot, we have had over 50 dump trucks of fill delivered to date, and expect to add about 30 more. This work should be completed by the end of next week. Once finished, we can repair the foundation for the resin silo.
As mentioned in an earlier post, our Business Continuity/Emergency Response Plan was put into action immediately. Much of the plan worked exactly as it should. While we didn’t anticipate some of the challenges posed by hurricanes and flooding, rare events in Vermont, we’re working to improve the plan to address even these most extreme situations. Opportunities for improvement should never go to waste!
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President, Northern Operations