As many residents of the Southeast begin to dig out from the impact of Hurricane Matthew, we are fortunate to report that the SeaDek facility and our employees narrowly missed the worst effects of the storm. Thanks to a slight eastward shift late Thursday night, the center of the storm remained just offshore, sparing us the potentially devastating landfall. Damage was limited to downed trees, localized flooding, and minor structural damage, making us extremely lucky to have avoided the brunt of the storm.
On Tuesday, the forecast indicated a likely Brevard County impact and the decision was made to begin preparations and implement our Hurricane Emergency Preparedness Plan. With many employees under a mandatory evacuation notice from the barrier islands, the SeaDek family banded together and converted the factory into a makeshift storm shelter for employees, families, and pets. After boarding windows and securing the facility, we parked over 30 vehicles amongst our machines on the factory floor and hunkered down to ride out the storm. The strength of the SeaDek team was never more apparent, and the display of camaraderie was truly inspiring.
While our thoughts are with all those more severely affected by the storm, we are happy to inform our customers that the factory is back to full production capacity as of Monday morning. There should be no disruption to the supply chain, and we thank everyone that has reached out to us during the uncertainty of the storm. Please feel free to contact us with any specific concerns and we will do our best to accommodate.
5440 Schenck Ave
The SeaDek Team