East Coast Flat Glass Plants Prepare
for Hurricane Sandy
October 29, 2012
by Kaitlan Mitchell, firstname.lastname@example.org
In anticipation of Hurricane Sandy's arrival, more than 7,000 flights
have been canceled and mass transit in D.C. and N.Y. has been shutdown.
As the East coast braces itself for Hurricane Sandy's 11-foot storm
surge and estimated 85-mph winds, flat glass plants located within
Sandy's 900-mile reach also take special precautions.
"Today we are not running trucks into the critical areas impacted
with the storm which would be the beach, north of D.C., Baltimore
and the surrounding areas," says Ed Lemley the Richmond branch
manager at AGC Glass Company North America. "We were able to
work the morning shift today but with storm coming upon us this
evening, for safety reasons, we kept employees home for the second
shift. I do anticipate getting back into normal operations this
afternoon if the storm is fairly well past us."
The following AGC plants will be closed due to inclement weather:
AGC - Quakertown, Pa. plant is closed today and tomorrow.
AGC - Fall River, Mass. plant is closing at noon today and probably
will be closed tomorrow.
AGC - Carbondale, Pa. is open today, but expecting to be closed
AGC - Richmond, Va. deliveries were limited to local routes today.
All deliveries for Tuesday have been cancelled. Normal delivery
schedules are anticipated for Wednesday.
"Customers are being called and emailed regarding changes
in service, branch closings, etc," says Alice Dickerson sales
and marketing programs manager of AGC. "However, we are discovering
many customers are already closed and not responding. Safety comes
first during an event of this nature - the safety of our employees
commuting to and from work, as well as our ability to safely service
our customers. When changes are made, it is a priority to inform
our customers as quickly as possible."
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