Hurricane Sandy Updates: Business Openings for Monday, Nov. 5
Below is a list of companies affected by Hurricane Sandy that were able to reopen as of 3:30 p.m. EST today. Notes on each company’s status have been provided where available, as many companies that have opened are still operating at reduced capacity. Companies that could not be reached for comment have been omitted in order to prevent confusion, but may appear again on future lists should contact be made. For Friday’s list of openings and closures, click here.
Companies that were closed, but have now opened:
Admatch-Regal—New York City (Phone service is restored. The company is operating on limited power.)
Bankers Pen—Garfield, N.J. (Open since Friday.)
Gordon Sinclair – (“Last week, Gordon Sinclair lost power as a result of Hurricane Sandy and consequently had been unable to access email or ship orders. We spent the past week arranging generators to power our Long Island facility and will now be working overtime to produce and ship customer orders. We are prioritizing orders based on customer needs. Please contact customer service for orders that have an immediate need. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we continue to cope with the aftermath of this terrible storm.” —Jennifer Gluck, Director of Operations)
Jetline—Gaffney, S.C. (South Carolina factory is open for business, but the phone system at the company’s New York sales office remains down. Sales reps are available by email. Customer service can be reached at 864 761-3200 or toll free at 877 858-9908. Service delays remain in effect for the Northeast. For more information on affected delivery zones, visit UPS Service Delay Information and FedEx Service Delay Information.)
MAC Specialties-Sport Products, Oceanside, N.Y. (Phone lines remain down, but customer service can be reached by email at email@example.com or by fax at 516 213-4077.)
Mid-Nite Snax—Mineola, N.Y. (Open since Friday afternoon.)
Points of Light—Fairfield, N.J. (“After a prolonged and frustrating power outage, Points of Light is now up and running. Electrical service was restored Sunday afternoon and both the servers and telephone system were successfully rebooted.
We are in the process of expediting all critical and dated orders, and plan to run extended production hours to quickly address the weeklong backlog.
We appreciate the patience and understanding of our customers and the dedication of the entire Points of Light team. Thankful for our relatively quick restoration to normalcy, our thoughts are with those less fortunate.”—Scott A. Nussinow, MAS, Executive Vice President)
Spire Awards & Gifts—Quoggue, N.Y. (Open, but without phone or Internet service.)
Tempo Industries, Inc.—Westbury, N.Y. (Email service restored Friday.)
Waldor Products—Jersey City, N.J. (Offices are open but factory remains without power.)
Zenith Promotions—Lawrence, N.Y.
PPAI and PPAI and the Promotional Products Disaster Relief Foundation (PPDRF) announced that the Business Recovery Fund (BRF) is available to suppliers and distributors affected by Hurricane Sandy. Contact the BRF at BRF@ppai.org or (888) 426-7724 or at the link above.
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