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:
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.