Northeast Auto Glass Shops React to Surprising
October 31, 2011
The Northeastern region of the United States received a major,
rare October snowstorm over the weekend that left some towns covered
by up to two feet of snow and stunned auto glass businesses as well.
"We're not able to get around at all, with the trees that
are down everywhere," said Vincent Mirabilio, owner of Town
and Country Glass LLC in Woodbury, Conn. "I'm only here at
the store because we don't have power at my house."
Officials at JN Phillips Auto Glass in Woburn, Mass., said they
experienced some outages, but are hopefully through the worst of
"Several of our stores in Central and Western Massachusetts
and Connecticut experienced power and utility interruptions, but
those seem to have been rectified this point and we are at full
steam ahead in our service operations," says Bob Rosenfield,
president of JN Phillips Auto Glass in Woburn, Mass. "That
said, it has been a significant storm event, and many citizens are
still without power, gasoline for cars, or live on streets that
may be impassable - blocked by fallen trees or downed power lines.
We are concerned for our fellow New Englanders, and are working
to be as helpful as we can."
Julius Perino, general manager of Waterbury Glass in Waterbury,
Conn., spoke with glassBYTEs.com/AGRR magazine
but only brieflyas his shop's phones were down and he was
only able to communicate by cell phone.
"I'm not able to get glass, and my phone is down," said
Al Yessiller, owner of Alliance Auto Glass in Centereach, N.Y.,
has seen both good and bad results from the storm.
"Our power was out, but we just got it back," said Yesiller
early this afternoon.
However, as snowstorms often do, the October "Nor'easter"
has already created a boom for Alliance. "Business-wise we're
backed up to the end of this week," added Yesiller. "We
were kind of slow for the last three months, but this really brought
Rosenfield agreed. "We have seen a substantial increase in
calls and service activity subsequent to this weekend's storm,"
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