Hurricane Sandy Update 4
Press release - PC Components Experiences Direct Hit from Hurricane Sandy - Update 4 (Day 28)
For immediate release Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Seaside Park, New Jersey - On Sunday, October 28, 2012, PC Components Company was mandated by governor order to evacuate its corporate facility in Seaside Park, New Jersey, due to the expected landfall of hurricane Sandy.
On Monday, October 29, 2012 Hurricane Sandy, downgraded to superstorm Sandy, made landfall very close to Atlantic City, New Jersey, just 40 miles south of PC Components office in what the media has called the most devastating storm that ever touched New Jersey.
On Monday, November 5, 2012 authorities permitted P. Steve Calabria, founder and President of PC Components, Joseph Calabria, Directory of Administration, and Brett Bozarth, Quality Manager to visit the property to assess any damage. The building was found to be intact, with little or no physical damage.
On Monday, November 12, 2012 authorities issued a permit to PC Components to access its facility from 9AM until 3PM daily, and PCC resumed shipping product stored in our Seaside Park facility. Due to the 3PM curfew a 2PM same-day cut-off time was adopted for same-day shipping.
"On Tuesday, November 27, 2012 power was restored to PC Component's Seaside Park facility. As our part of the island received minimal damage, we were one of the first properties on the entire barrier island to have its power restored", commented P. Steve Calabria, founder and president of PC Components Company. "With the power restored, PC Components can once again package and prepare for shipment inventory located at our corporate office." Calabria continued.
"PC Components is accepting orders and shipping product very similar to our operation before the storm. The 12-foot high sand dunes did their job and completely held back the ocean. Absolutely NO ocean water ever touched our facility. With the exception of a few gutters and leaders, a fence falling down, and carpet in our office area getting wet when the bay water level rose, our facility had little if any other damage.", stated P. Steve Calabria. "We are open for business and are shipping orders every day with the only noticeable change in the service being we are operating with a skeleton crew and therefor may not always answer the phone before the third ring. In addition, due to the 3PM strictly enforced curfew by the municipality, product stored in our Seaside Park facility may not ship until the following business day." continued Calabria.
"I'm happy to report that all of our computers and internal processes are now up and running, and that PC Components is now providing quoting and shipping services very similar to the service we provided prior to the storm", said James Bozarth, Director of Operations at PC Components.
"Let there be no doubt about it, Superstorm Sandy was the most devastation storm to ever hit our area. It has answered the question of what would happen if a major storm ever hit our area. We resumed shipping product stored in our Toms River warehouse on October 31, 2012, just two days after the storm. Product stored in our Seaside Park facility has been shipping since November 5, 2012, seven days after the storm.", commented Joseph Calabra, Director of Operations at PC Components. "With the power now restored, the township will begin removing sand from the sewer and storm drains and be able to drill new wells to provide fresh water. In addition, the gas company has made significant progress to restore gas service." continued Joseph Calabria. "As it may still be a while before we can return to our facility in Seaside Park, I have moved the temporary office set up in our Toms River warehouse, to 1130 Hooper Avenue, in Toms River. The new office allows us to provide very close to the same level of service as we did from the Seaside Park office."
About PC Components :
PC Components Company, LLC, also known as PCC, is a family owned and operated small business, which is recognized as one of the industry's leading stocking distributors of electronic and electro-mechanical board-level components. With nearly 30 years of industry experience and a billion parts on its shelves, PC Components has shipped 115 million parts to a customer base of 2600+ companies in 65 countries.
PCC specializes in selling factory-new electronic components on a shared revenue basis with its clients who are mostly end users of ICs and other electronic components who have overstock. Buyers purchase from Independent Distributors when traditional sources of supply cannot meet delivery requirements or when cost savings are needed. To learn more about PC Components or to learn about programs that will allow PC Components to sell your excess inventory visit www.pccomponents.com/menusellexcess.asp
PC Components clients and customers include Original Component Manufacturers (OCMs), Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Contract Manufacturers (CMs), and EMS Providers (Electronic Manufacturing Service Providers).
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