|9-20-07: Major Changes
As you can tell ... there is major changes
going on with the website. They expect to be finished soon. I'm glad to
say 2 years after Katrina we finally got around to it! We had more than
our fair share to deal with (as did our employees), and our plate is
clean for the most part.
Things to remember while browsing the
- If the background of the page you
are viewing it white, then it has been recently updated.
- If the background of the page you
are viewing it yellow then it is very out of date (could be 2 years
- There is some topics that are black
(on the main page), these pages have not been created yet. Stay
We do apologize for the fluctuation is
our prices. Most of our products are plastic (petroleum based) and
we are at the mercy of that market as well as transportation the costs.
We always continue to offer our customers the very best price that is
11-1-05: Back in the swing of things
We are glad to say that 80% of our
are back to work. The other 20% are
displaced or have nothing to come back
Business is pretty much back to normal at
this point. We have our phone system up and
working, our ISP is back up running, shipping
services is almost back to normal, and as
always our fax is always on!
We have some new employees to fill positions
in which others could not come back to, as
of yet. Please be patient with them as they
are trying hard to learn new tasks. Please
keep in mind that all products lines may
not be available as some equipment was lost
as a result of Katrina's flood & rain
water. We are working hard to get all of
the damaged equipment replaced.
10-15-05: Rita was close
Close call, but Rita went further west and
spared us. We saw some winds and water pushed
up into low lying areas but we was spared.
We are still working on the clean up effort.
Orders are being processed and shipped daily.
We are almost back to business as usual.
To any missing employees that may be reading
this, if we have not contacted you already,
please call in and let us know your status
and or location. We have secured FEMA trailers for you but
we need a count of people trying to get back.
9-17-05: Losses Widen
from Hurricane Katrina
We are downloading your email today and will process it unless you email and cancel. We are making our
way back from Katrina. As most know we are
a suburb of New Orleans. We have started
to process orders but with only about 15%
of our employees back, so things are slow.
More are coming back each day as they find
places to live. Katrina hit us hard. All
employees survived but not their homes. The
following is a breakdown for those that know
one or more of them. If you want to write
to any of those you know, use our P.O. Box
807, Slidell, LA 70459.
Homes Destroyed Totally: Kristi, Glenn, Nathan, Jesse D., Jesse G.,
Donna, Kathy O., Kathy W., Melissa Z., Jeannie,
Megan, Carrie, Sarah, Tracy, Paul, Renee
Displaced and damaged but hoping to get back
in their homes: Ed, Debbie, Nick, Tonya, Cindy G., Erica,
No or small damage to home: Ceil, Cindy C., Courtney S, Brett, Chris
and Courtney E.
Thank you for the prayers, patience and kindness
shown to our employees/family. We have some
sad stories to tell but the ones that bring
us the most tears are how great our employees, customers and vendors have
been. The kindness shown our friends and
families is amazing. I know you've seen a lot of bad on TV but
the volunteers now here helping are Angels
from God. And the stories our family, friends
and employees are telling us of how they
are treated around this entire country would
warm your heart and bring a tear to your
eye. It has to us. We would not wish Katrina
on anyone but the beauty in most people's hearts will be the thing
I remember most about this monster.
Currently we are unable to answer the phones
or get our emails only at night but we expect
them back any day.
Our FAX machine is working so if you can
be patient with us and FAX your order to 985-649-3533 we will get them out as fast as we can.
We are working hard to get your orders
but at the same time find places for
people to stay and reasons for the
to come back home. At night we have
a place to download emails so we are
to print them at night. So you can
email your orders now as well.
God Bless each of you ... Coming back, one
day at a time ... Ed Emerson, Professional
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