Updating: Promo Companies Affected by Hurricane Irma
Hurricane Irma is currently making its way from around the Bahamas to the Florida peninsula, where it's expected to make landfall by Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane. From there, it's projected to move north/northwest over the Southeastern U.S.
In response, promotional products businesses have been announcing changes in their business schedules and closures.
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Monday, Sept. 11:
- Dixieline is closed today, and will reopen tomorrow, Sept. 12.
- BIC Graphic's Clearwater, Fla., location has suspended operations through today. It also suspended its 24-hour service, and has extended its production time by three business days through tomorrow.
- Jetline is suspending its 24-hour service today. Customers can contact Jetline or Prime Line to see if their rush order can go to Prime Line's Connecticut facility. Jetline plans to resume 24-hour service as usual tomorrow.
Friday, Sept. 8:
- World Emblem's corporate office is closed today. Its website and production will still be working.
- Atlas Embroidery is closed today to allow employees and their families time to prepare and evacuate.
- Pilot Pen announced it will not ship today, and will be closed on Monday, Sept. 11.
- PCNA announced yesterday that freight pickups were suspended yesterday at 5 p.m., and Bullet's Hialeah, Fla., location will be closed today and Monday. The company plans to reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 12.
- BIC Graphic is anticipating minor manufacturing and shipping delays, but plans to be at full strength by Monday, Sept. 12.