The nation’s spotlight is centered on Ferguson, Mo., and the surrounding communities as many wait word from the grand jury on whether a police officer will be indicted for his actions on the day Michael Brown died. The Missouri governor has declared a state of emergency for the area and the Federal Bureau of Investigation has said civil unrest could be possible once the decision is handed down. But for local AGRR companies, business continues as usual and managers expect no interruptions in the near future.
“We’re here to serve the people,” says Teresa Andrews of Master’s Auto Glass, which serves the Ferguson area.
“Business is fine. Our mobile service goes to Ferguson. We’ve been getting calls in that area and we haven’t had any problems,” she notes. “What’s happening up there is an awful thing. We’re not going to turn our backs away from people who have a need.”
“But I think we’ll be fine,” Andrews adds.
For the local Glass Doctor, it’s day-to-day business as usual, says Jeff Edwards, an employee.
“Our business hasn’t been affected and it’s pretty calm,” he says. “It’s calm and cold.”
He, too, does not foresee any big business challenges.
Things are quiet, according to a customer service representative for Martin Glass Co. who did not want to be publically identified. She noted her company is about half an hour away from Ferguson.
“We’re not expecting anything here,” she says.