Daniel Defense Closing In Preparation For Hurricane Matthew

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In preparation for Hurricane Matthew’s landfall, Daniel Defense is suspending operations in the interest of employee safety. Daniel Defense’s CEO, Marty Daniel, has issued a statement as to what locations will be closing so that DD employees can seek proper shelter from the category 4 storm.

Currently, weather outlets are predicting a path that will drag the hurricane along the eastern coast of the US. Many cities and states have issued mandatory evacuations in hopes that loss of life will be avoided.

We hope that Daniel Defense, as well as all other companies in the industry, make it through the hurricane without incident.

Marty Daniel had the following to say:

Good morning,

I wanted to personally reach out to you, our customers, and keep you in the loop on the situation concerning the approaching storm. As you already know, The Georgia and South Carolina coast is in the direct path of Hurricane Matthew. Yesterday at 3PM, we ceased operations at our Ridgeland, South Carolina facility after Governor Haley issued a mandatory evacuation. At 3PM today, we will suspend operations of our corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility in Black Creek, Georgia. Naturally, the safety of our employees and their families is first priority. As of now, the plan is to reopen Sunday, assuming there is power to the facilities. I want to personally thank you for your business and assure you that we will be back up and running just as soon as it’s safe to do so. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to getting back on track next week.

Marty Daniel

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Patrick R

Patrick is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and works in the shooting sports industry. He is an avid recreational shooter and a verified gun nerd. With a lifelong passion for shooting, he has a love for all types of firearms, especially handguns and the AR-15 platform. Patrick may be contacted at tfbpatrick@gmail.com.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • TheNotoriousIUD
    • KestrelBike

      Ghost???

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Mmmm
        Whoopi was never hotter

        • Tassiebush

          I’ve never thought of Whoopi that way!

          • CS

            You will now forever wonder why they call her Whoopi.

          • Tassiebush

            Haha well I’ll just have to use my imagination as I speculate. (Australian accented Bevis and Butthead style chuckling)

    • ODgreen34

      Florida. You in danger girl.

  • Paul B.

    Having grown up on the Gulf Coast and lived through several hurricanes, my thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the path of this one. They are nothing to mess with.

    • CS

      Hurricanes can Spawn Tornados.

  • Major Tom

    Gonna need more than a raincoat for this one. Stay safe folks out East!

  • SP mclaughlin

    Am I the only one who thought that was Heisenberg in front of the DD factory?

    • JW

      I am uncertain of the principle you hypothesize.

  • Matt Wilder

    I’m here 15nm or so inland from St. Augustine Florida as we speak. Had nowhere to go because the nearest relatives are over 400 miles away, so riding this one out. I rode out Sandy the first year I was married when we still lived in NJ, as well as two others in my lifetime, so I know these storms are nothing to mess with. This is my first legit Florida hurricane though, and it’s got my name, so it should be memorable. My grandfather actually called us today and told me to stand on the front porch and start blowing east.. haha, crazy old man. Stay safe everyone.

    • Tassiebush

      good luck stay safe!

      • Matt Wilder

        Thanks..we’re ok now out here, as it’s passed, but a lot of people on the coast got hammered rather badly, St. Augustine included. We’re flooded on 4 sides and the road is covered, as high tide on the St. John’s river is soon. I always wondered what having a private island would be like. However, out here, honestly Sandy was worse when I lived in NJ. Stay safe everyone, and hope everyone in FL, GA, and SC come through ok.

        • ODgreen34

          If you still have power go online and check out the video of the martini bar downtown…..there is a river where the road from the fort to lions bridge used to be. I live in Saint augustine….we went to Atlanta and are heading back tomorrow

  • Tassiebush
    • Matt Wilder

      HAHA, oh Sharknado. I just got a picture in from someone down here on US A1A, and a shark is actually swimming just off their front steps..crazy!

      • Tassiebush

        I live too far south for bull sharks but from New South Wales up they seem to have urban shark stories every time a flood occurs.

  • Harry’s Holsters

    Marty Daniel is a class act!

  • iksnilol

    that first picture made me think of Breaking Bad.

    They should make a firearms company called Breaking Defense or something.