Distributors reopen as electricity, staff return

Oct 31, 2012 | 02:07 PM |

Tags  Service centers, Swepco Tube Corp, Tim Schlichting, Hurricane Sandy, Reliance Steel & Aluminum, David H. Hannah, Marmon/Keystone Corp, Norma E. Gottschalk Corinna Petry

CHICAGO — Service centers in some areas hard hit by Hurricane Sandy opened shop with a reduced work force Wednesday, but it may still take time for some distributors to see their shipment levels return to normal, executives said.
“Things are a bit disheveled here at the moment,” Swepco Tube Corp. vice president Tim Schlichting told AMM in an e-mail Wednesday. “Power loss in the region is significant (with) so many trees and power lines down.” ....

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