Thursday, 03 September 2020 19:47

Auto Glass Companies Left Picking Up the Pieces Following Hurricane Laura

Written by Emmariah Holcomb, glassBYTEs.com


Auto glass businesses in Lake Charles, LA, along with many other areas were impacted by Hurricane Laura.

The Category 4 storm swept through many southern states, causing structural damage to industry shops and homes, leaving several without power and even killing more than a dozen people.


“We have two franchisees that are right in the Lake Charles area and we’ve talked to both of them,” said Ted Andersen, Novus North America operations vice president. “They’re OK, but there’s just so much devastation down there and they think it’ll be months before they can even get their power restored and get their businesses back to operational.”


Andersen said both franchisees are run by sisters and have been Novus franchisees for 34 years. They bought the business from their parents.


“Both evacuated, which was good, but now they’re coming back to it and realizing how much work they have to do and it’s going to be an immense project,” explained Andersen.


Lake City Glass employees also returned to their building---and to the damage caused by Hurricane Laura.


“Our building is currently destroyed and we’re trying to get things in order so that we can get out and start helping people in our community,” said a Lake City Glass customer service representative when describing the damage from Hurricane Laura. “We were impacted by the hurricane and to my knowledge all of our employees are safe at this time.”

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