We’re finally fully operational! Fortunately everyone here came out of this unharmed and with their homes essentially intact, maybe helped by a company decision to assist our employees with plywood and crews to board up before the storm hit. While one of our facilities suffered significant roof damage, most of the negative consequences of Irma to our business came as a result of the loss of power for 1 1/2 weeks. Within a couple of days we were able to run some essential office systems off our generators, but our welding, painting, and metalworking equipment was down until now.
Irma left a trail of overturned, bent and broken signs throughout Southwest Florida. Our first priority is to assist the communities that rely on Lykins-Signtek for their street and traffic signage to restore this critical infrastructure as much as possible. Our field installation teams have been on the road since Wednesday last week and our yard is filling up fast with signs needing repair. Our supply chain is getting back in gear and our production team is putting the pedal to the metal to catch up on prior orders while responding to the current needs. We ask for your patience and understanding while we go through the steps of evaluation, quote, and repair/replace for each client.
Lykins-Signtek was built on long-term relationships and we’re going to get through this rebuilding effort together. We thank you for your business and will do everything we can to get you taken care of as soon as possible.