February 26, 2015
95% percent back to where we were before January 9th. If you ask me were we are at dealing<
with the flood that is my answer, at 6 weeks later.We are currently shipping, cutting and sewing at
full production. All or our computers are back online. There is some stock that has to be put back on
shelves and stock that needs to be purchased and put away. I can say for myself and the rest of the team,that it was a much bigger project to getback on our feet than we thought.The first day we had to moveproduction area and the offices into the warehouse. The following week was
spent drying the carpets and walls. Insurance agents came in to access the damage and contractors< to submit bids plus other companies that would be needed. It was a very busy
week. The second week construction started on a new ceiling and walls, the fire
sprinklers had to be repaired. During these first few weeks we had to take orders,
pack and ship in temporary stations we set up. It was not very fast or efficient but
we managed to get by.Our thought was not to let this get us down, immediately we
started to make plans how we could come back stronger and better. We decided better overhead lighting
was important. The very brightest fluorescent lighting was
installed. Better work benches we felt were necessary,something with extra shelves
and the right height so back and arms do not get tired. The work flow from one
station to the next was improved as well. We purchased 120 plastic bins for
finished goods.There were a lot of changes big and small made.
The overall consensus by our team and everybody that sees the finished product, we did what we said we
would do. All the work might not be done and we are at 95% completion, but
I would say we are 100% stronger, more efficient and happier.
We could not have done this without awesome vendors, and awesome
customers.Thanks for all the help.
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