Carlex Distribution Center Resumes Normal Business

September 12, 2011

A February 24 tornado caused extensive damage to the north end of the Carlex distribution center in Lebanon, Tenn.

The Carlex distribution center in Lebanon, Tenn., has resumed normal operations—six months after a tornado disabled it on February 24.

"The damages sustained to the north end of the building were rather significant," said Jim Skrabacz, director of Carlex Aftermarket Distribution, during a recent recognition ceremony. "All of our offices and a large portion of the Center's bulk storage was either damaged or completely destroyed. We are proud to have been able to keep things going and look forward to returning to normal operations."

Much of the center's inventory and operations had been relocated to a nearby building, according to Carlex, but, as of September 1, the building was repaired and all inventory was relocated to its original location. Over the next several months, the company also plans to create additional office space in the building to accommodate aftermarket employees who are transferring to the location from Allen Park, Mich.

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