Archive for August, 2011

No Damage, Monday will be Open and Shipping

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

In this area the maximum winds were 50 mph or so.  Lot of rain.  But all is well here.  It is one of the reasons KMO stayed in Southern New Jersey.  It is rare that hurricanes hit.  They tend to go up the coast, and usually 40 to 50 miles out.  So we experience very little of the harsh and threatening weather so prevalent in the rest of the US.  I can’t remember a day, even the heaviest snow days, that the plant closed down completely.

Thunder and lightening storms are the biggest threat, so we have to go to cell phones from time to time (although last night our entire family – a housefull of evacuted folks and dogs – spent an hour in the basement because the news said a tornado was on the ground and headed our way).  We don’t get tornado’s, but there were a few last night, caused by the hurricane.

So, we know some of you had big problems, and we will do what we need to do, and can do, to help.  Let us know.

We are thankful to be up and running.

Batten Down the Hatches; Cover the Windows

Friday, August 26th, 2011

We will be praying for all of you along the East Coast, and battening down our own hatches today and tomorrow.

There is plenty of coffee in the KMO warehouse so on Monday you’ll be able to replenish inventory, if necessary.

For emergency calls my home number is 856 825 8213 and my cell, if ATT stays up and running, is 609 247 9683.

I’ve been living at the Jersey Shore since 1984 and this is the first time the evacuations have been so widespread.  All we can do is hope Irene fades out to sea.

Good luck all.