Glass Companies Hit Hard By Storm
Heavy wind and rain swept through the Midwest last week, leaving
behind flooding, uprooted trees, power outages and damage from storm
debris, including broken glass.
Herb's Glass & Mirror in Elgin, Ill., didn't lose power or
feel the effects of the storm, and the impacts have yet to be felt,
according to a woman who identified herself as Ginger.
"No, we don't anticipate it getting any busier," Ginger
However, when asked if last week's storms were anywhere near his
business, Aaron (who preferred not to give his last name) with Knox
Glass in Galesburg, Ill., replied, "Do you mean are we swamped
with work? Yes."
Knox Glass, like many Midwest companies, lost power as a result
of the storms, but is beginning to feel the impact in other ways.
"We were without power when the storm hit, and that kind of
hindered us from getting called in for board-ups," Aaron says.
The glass retailer is now working to keep up with repairs. "[We're]
going to be busy the next couple weeks. It hit pretty hard."
However, Aaron says the company hasn't faced greater than usual
challenges in keeping jobs on schedule.
"We're just shoveling through it. You do one [job] and go
right through to the next," Aaron says. He adds, "Everyone's
Aaron says that most customers have chosen to wait for their insurance
adjustor to assess the storm damage before calling in for glass
repairs, one reason the volume of work has been so high this week.
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