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Thursday, 05 March 2020 23:28

Tornado Impacts Carlex Auto Glass Plant

Written by Emmariah Holcomb, glassBYTES.com

The Nashville auto glass industry is still feeling the impact of the tornado that swept through Nashville, TN, very early in the morning March 3. 

The city as a whole has been left with scattered debris and downed power lines, in addition to several injuries and fatalities, according to local news outlets.
 
Carlex was one of the many businesses impacted by the severe weather. 
 
When glassBYTEs called the auto glass plant’s Tennessee location directly, it was met with a busy signal prior to the phone disconnecting. Soon after Carlex announced the location experienced physical damage.
 
In a statement, the company said the Carlex Glass Plant in Nashville was struck by a tornado.
 
“No employees were injured. The facility did sustain damage and has experienced an interruption of power impacting production,” the statement said.
 
Although the company experienced physical damage in addition to losing power, it has plans in place to continue working until power is restored.
 
“Carlex is expediting production startup with temporary diesel generation until permanent power is restored, which could take several days," the statement said.  "Carlex understands the sense of urgency and is working closely with all customers on contingency plans to minimize the impact of this uncontrollable event on their business.
 
“Given the magnitude of the tornado and widespread damages and impact on the Nashville community, we are very thankful," the statement said. "Our hearts and prayers go out to those who were impacted more severely.”
 
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