Marco employees are safe and production is underway despite damage caused by the EF-2 tornado.
The 550-yard-wide tornado struck early Sunday morning, August 6th, causing an enormous amount of damage to a number of homes and businesses in Tulsa, Oklahoma, home to Marco Industries global headquarters and manufacturing facilities. According to the National Weather Service, the EF-2 travelled 6.9 miles on the ground and registered winds up to 130 mph. The out-of-season storm injured 30 people and knocked out power to thousands.
“We’re grateful the storm hit when it did,” said Blake Atkins, Marco president. “No employees were present.”
By Monday morning, Marco had power restored and production was underway.
“Thanks to the hard work of our employees, most of our manufacturing and shipments will not be affected by the storm or the damage our facilities sustained,” Atkins said. “A few may experience a slight delay, but overall, customer orders are being processed as always.”
“We’re thankful for the concern our customers and colleagues have shown. Fortunately, it’s business as usual for Marco today.”