Eastman

Eastman Update on Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 9:00 AM, ET

We are happy to report all our employees in Florida are safe. Our Latin America headquarters, located in Miami, was closed per our hurricane response plan and will reopen when conditions allow. Customer Service operations in Miami have temporarily been shifted to our Sao Paulo office. Our Pace, Florida, site was not impacted by the storm and operations are continuing as normal.

We’re continuing to address issues related to logistics and transport of materials from both Harvey and Irma to mitigate impacts to operations and customers. We will notify our customers of any shipping changes or potential delays.

 


 

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 1:30 PM, ET

Eastman’s primary focus is the safety of our employees located in Hurricane Irma’s path. We are closely monitoring this storm and will follow hurricane procedure plans at our potentially impacted business offices and manufacturing sites as needed. We are developing contingency plans to mitigate customer impacts as we learn more about this storm’s path.

As a result of Hurricane Harvey, we’re continuing to address issues related to logistics and transport of materials in the Houston area to mitigate impacts to operations and customers. We will notify our customers of any shipping changes or potential delays.

 


 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 8:00 PM, ET

Eastman’s Texas City facility has been safely restarted and is running normal operations.

We’re continuing to address issues related to logistics and transport of materials to mitigate impacts to operations and customers. We will notify our customers of any shipping changes or potential delays.

 


 

Saturday, September 2, 2017, 10:30 AM, ET

Eastman’s Texas City facility has been safely restarted and will run normal operations through the weekend.

Eastman continues to work on mitigating the impact of Hurricane Harvey. We’re continuing to assess the impact of the storm on our operations including logistics, raw materials and energy costs. Customers will be notified of any shipping changes or potential delays as we work through the storm’s impact.

We continue to work with employees in Texas City who have been impacted by the storm and are overwhelmed at the response we’ve received from our employees located at other sites who have offered their help and support.

 


 

Friday, September 1, 2017, 11:50 AM, ET

Eastman is working to mitigate the impact of Hurricane Harvey. We’re continuing to assess the impact of the storm on our operations including logistics, raw materials and energy costs.

Eastman’s Texas City site has been safely restarted and is being brought to normal production rates throughout the weekend. We will continue to assess the situation as we learn more about the impacts of this storm.

The manufacturing assets at our Longview site haven’t been directly impacted by the storm. We’re continuing to monitor the situation related to logistics and transport of materials to determine impacts to operations and customers due to flooding in the Houston region.

The manufacturing assets at our St. Gabriel, Louisiana site haven’t been directly impacted by the storm. We’re continuing to monitor the situation related to logistics and transport of materials to determine impacts to operations and customers due to flooding in the Houston region.

Eastman’s Supply Chain team is closely monitoring the situation, and customers will be notified of any shipping changes or potential delays as we learn more about the storm’s impact.

We are happy that all of our employees located in the Texas City and Houston areas are safe. We also understand the impact of the severe weather on our employees, their families and the surrounding communities. To assist in responding, the Eastman Foundation has established a PayPal site to receive funds and will match donations, dollar for dollar. In addition, we are prepared to take additional actions as necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of our employees.

 


 

Thursday, August 31, 2017, 12:00 PM, ET

Eastman is working to mitigate the impact of Hurricane Harvey to its manufacturing sites located in Texas and Louisiana. We’re continuing to assess the impact of the storm on our operations including logistics, raw materials and energy costs.

Eastman’s Texas City site has been shut down as a result of flooding in the area from Hurricane Harvey. Manufacturing assets have not been directly impacted. We are working on restart plans for the Texas City site over the next few days. Site management will continue to monitor the situation and take actions as necessary to protect people and assets.

The manufacturing assets at our Longview site haven’t been directly impacted by the storm. We’re continuing to monitor the situation related to logistics and transport of materials to determine impacts to operations and customers due to flooding in the Houston region.

The manufacturing assets at our St. Gabriel, Louisiana site haven’t been directly impacted by the storm. We’re continuing to monitor the situation related to logistics and transport of materials to determine impacts to operations and customers due to flooding in the Houston region.

Eastman’s Supply Chain team is closely monitoring the situation, and customers will be notified of any shipping changes or potential delays as we learn more about the storm’s impact.

We are happy that all of our employees located in the Texas City and Houston areas are safe. We also understand the impact of the severe weather on our employees, their families and the surrounding communities. To assist in responding, the Eastman Foundation has established a PayPal site to receive funds and will match donations, dollar for dollar. In addition, we are prepared to take additional actions as necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of our employees.

Contact:
Kristin Parker
423-229-2526
kristin@eastman.com

 

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