LOLITA, TX – August 28, 2017 – Production at the Inteplast Group plants in Lolita, Texas, will commence on Wednesday, August 30. Electricity and all major operational necessities for the plants are expected to be restored by Tuesday, August 29.
Currently, company priorities include ensuring that Inteplast staff, some of whom had to evacuate their homes, remains informed and safe. Any damage to Inteplast’s Lolita plants have been charted and assessed. Prompt restoration of buildings and of the Lolita grounds is anticipated as the company prepares to restart lines this Wednesday. A report compiled by operations and safety administration staff as of Monday, August 28, 2017, shows that, on average, the repairs needed are not as substantial as feared.
In a statement, Inteplast Group President Dr. John Young said, “We are all grateful to know that our Lolita, Texas employees are safe despite the enormity of Hurricane Harvey’s destruction. Many of our colleagues have experienced losses and power outages at home, for whom we feel so much empathy. Although our Lolita site sustained roof and other structural damages, thank God we were largely spared and thus we should be able to recover quickly for the sake of all our employees as well as customers. We have so many brave and dedicated colleagues and staff members to thank. Dan Martino, Site Administration Manager, his crew, and all key members of each plant worked around the clock to make sure that the damages were minimized. They worked throughout the weekend despite outages and losses at home. For this selfless commitment, we can only be grateful.”
Hurricane Harvey, now downgraded to a tropical storm from a Category 4 upon its initial landfall in Texas on Friday, August 25, has devastated residents and businesses in the southern Texas gulf region including the greater Houston metropolitan area. As Houston is a major thoroughfare and our nation’s fourth-largest city, it is expected that transportation via its airports, railways, and highways will not be fully operational during rescue efforts as that area continues to endure flooding. Inteplast Group’s shipping and receiving abilities may be slightly affected as a result. Based on the needs of Inteplast’s staff and customers, the fully functioning roads in San Antonio and Austin will serve as alternative transportation.
Inteplast Group will inform its staff, customers, and community institutions of any major changes during this challenging time.
About Inteplast Group
Established in 1991, Inteplast Group is a leading integrated plastics manufacturer founded on the ideal of American manufacturing. Our products support diverse markets including healthcare, foodservice, packaging, building products, grocery, retail, sanitation, industrial, and graphic arts industries. Visit https://www.inteplast.com for more information.