Hurricane Harvey Update
August 30, 2017
Dear Valued Customer:
First, we offer our sincere thoughts and prayers for everyone in southeast Texas and Louisiana impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Accella is committed to helping to support the recovery in these communities and support our valued customers.
As a result of the catastrophic damage inflicted on the Gulf Coast by Hurricane Harvey, many of our suppliers are experiencing disruptions to operations and logistics. Several of the local feedstock and raw material suppliers have announced Force Majeure with their operations, or likely will announce in the coming days. The highways, railways, ship channel, terminals and many distribution centers are shutdown or at significantly reduced transportation flow. This has created a lot of uncertainty regarding raw material supply and logistics for at least the next several weeks.
Based on our current inventories, supply chain shipments already in progress, purchasing scale, contracts and relationships with our suppliers, and our nation-wide manufacturing footprint, we do not anticipate any supply disruptions at this time. Our team is working diligently to secure supply, and we anticipate we will be in a relatively strong position to support your needs as the recovery progresses. Furthermore, all of Accella’s facilities are operating at this time and our customer service, technical, sales and service team members are at work to support your needs.
As the situation changes, we will communicate any changes as quickly as possible. Please contact your sales manager or customer service representative for further updates and questions.
We are committed to doing all we can to ensure continued supply, service and support. We want to thank you for your support and your patience during this very difficult time.
President and CEO