Progress Addresses Outage
LYNCHBURG, VA, July 1, 2013 – Progress is Proactive
A brief, but strong storm, technically called a “derecho”, hit Virginia on Friday night causing a power outage to many of its cities, including Lynchburg and Roanoke—leaving residents and businesses without power. American Electric Power (AEP) personnel are working around the clock to restore power to the area.
Residents had to manage 100-degree heat, with no power (including air conditioning), over the weekend and may continue to do so for a few more days. Medical facilities are top priority for city and county officials while businesses are working to operate with generators and from remote locations when possible.
Several businesses have moved to temporary locations to resume daily business operations and meet the needs of their customers. Churches, schools, and other public facilities have opened their doors to businesses and residents needing power for computers and phones. Progress Printing Plus has moved a management team to a temporary location on the campus of Liberty University to provide customers support as needed.
“Our customers are our business. We take great pride in assuring their needs are met in a timely manner and with the utmost urgency. Our team is dedicated to being highly responsive regardless of the challenge. In reality, we are blessed each and every day by having power and the resources to operate our business without interruption. Although a power outage is inconvenient, we are encouraged by the outstanding professionals we work with each and every day that put our customers first,” explains Mike Thornton, President. “We thank our customers for their patience and we will work diligently to resume normal business functions soon.”
The Progress plant is temporarily without power, but consultants are working take phone calls and answer scheduling questions. Once power resumes, plant equipment and staffing will be ramped up to restore schedules and deliveries. If you have questions or concerns, contact your print consultant.