Home » Industry News » Home Depot Workshops to Help Customers Weather Hurricane Season
homee

Home Depot Workshops to Help Customers Weather Hurricane Season

As one of several preemptive measures Home Depot is taking in preparation for 2013 hurricane activity, the company is launching a single-day effort to prepare residents in storm-prone regions.

On July 27, Home Depot will host free Hurricane Preparedness Workshops at more than 700 of its stores from the Gulf Coast to New England to prepare customers for hurricane season, which is once again predicted to be above average.

Workshop leaders will cover critical hurricane readiness topics, such as storm prep projects, generator safety, sizing generators for specific home or business needs and assembling disaster preparedness kits.

“Just as The Home Depot pre-plans and prepares for disasters of all types, we want to help our customers ready their homes and businesses for hurricanes,” said Marvin Ellison, executive vice president – U.S. Stores. “We play a critical role in the disaster response infrastructure before and after storms, and we have expanded that focus to more stores and facilities in our Northern Division.”

In addition to moving workshops farther north this year, Home Depot has expanded its hurricane operating plan and has enhanced its supply chain readiness in northern facilities, including a new rail-connected distribution depot serving Long Island, Queens and Brooklyn, N.Y.

The company also opened a unique satellite storm recovery location in Seaside Heights, N.J., for post-Sandy recovery.

To read the full press release click here.

About Kayley Wagner

Kayley was a graphic and web designer for Hardware Retailing magazine and NRHA. She received a graphic design degree from Miami University in Ohio.

Check Also

NHPA Welcomes New Board Member

The North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) has brought on a new board member, …

Leave a Reply