With Hurricane Irene all over the news, you’ve no doubt seen some of the devastation the storm 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! Our North and South Carolina plants, as well as two of our three Vermont facilities – Headquarters and Arlington – are fully operational with no storm-related damage. Our Cavendish, Vt., 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, employees are able to get to the plant, and cleanup is in full swing. 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, inventory appears to be in good shape, and manufacturing is resuming today.
As we get new information regarding Cavendish, we will share it on our blog (www.mack.com).