Important Notifications

Hurricane Irma Advisory

Hurricane Irma is a powerful Category 5 hurricane currently threatening the East coast of the United States. LATICRETE is actively tracking this storm in order to minimize impact to the West Palm Beach, FL, Hamlet, NC and Bethany, CT facilities and the customers whom they serve. Updates on the storm’s impacts are regularly released via this page, our LinkedIn page, Facebook page and Twitter profile.


Update – 9/11/2017 2:43 PM EDT - Florida
The Laticrete West Palm Beach, Florida plant has weathered the worst of Hurricane Irma. We are very pleased to report that the entire Laticrete Florida team in Sales and Operations are safe and secure. We have returned to the plant for an initial assessment to find no damage to the facility. We are preparing to return to normal operations and expect to do so within the next day. We are also prepared with supplemental production from our various sites on the east coast on an “as needed” basis for our customers. We do not expect any significant issues other than minor supply delays and have a full contingency plan in place to prevent or minimize any disruption to our customers. We do, however, anticipate possible complications with transportation of raw materials and finished goods that are out of our control. Our focus will remain on the safety and wellbeing of our employees, the community and our customers as well as the execution of our plan to prevent or minimize any interruption to customer supply. We will continue communicating daily as to the status of the plant and our ability to supply our customers until all barriers to reliable supply are eliminated.


Update – 9/10/2017 6:02 PM EDT - Florida
As of today, the Laticrete West Palm Beach facility is completely prepared and protected while currently enduring the effects of hurricane Irma. Plant operations have ceased and are planned to resume on Monday September 11th. At this time, the storm path has shifted a bit west lessening the severity of the storm on the West Palm Beach area, but the based on the size of the storm, the impact remains significant. We are fully prepared for the worst case. All communication lines remain open to our customers and will remain so throughout the storm. We are also prepared with supplemental production from our various sites on the east coast. We do not expect any significant issues other than minor supply delays and have a full contingency plan in place to prevent or minimize any disruption to our customers. We do, however, anticipate possible complications with transportation of raw materials and finished goods that are out of our control. Our focus will remain on the safety and wellbeing of our employees, the community and our customers as well as the execution of our plan to prevent or minimize any interruption to customer supply. We will be communicating daily as to the status of the plant and our ability to supply our customers.


Update – 9/9/2017 10:48 AM EDT - Florida
As of today, the Laticrete West Palm Beach facility is completely prepared and protected for the expected arrival of Hurricane Irma due to hit early morning Sunday September 10th. Plant operations have ceased and are planned to resume on Monday September 11th. At this time, the storm path has shifted a bit west, but the impact of the storm on West Palm Beach remains significant. We are fully prepared for the worst case. All communication lines remain open to our customers and will remain so throughout the storm. We are also prepared with supplemental production from our various sites on the east coast. We do not expect any significant issues other than minor supply delays and have a full contingency plan in place to prevent or minimize any disruption to our customers. We do, however, anticipate possible complications with transportation of raw materials and finished goods that are out of our control. Our focus will remain on the safety and wellbeing of our employees, the community and our customers as well as the execution of our plan to prevent or minimize any interruption to customer supply. We will be communicating daily as to the status of the plant and our ability to supply our customers.


Update – 9/8/2017 3:33 PM EDT
We are planning and preparing for the potential impact of Hurricane Irma on our Hamlet, North Carolina Operation. At this time, it appears that the severity of the storm, if it were to hit our Hamlet region, is reducing as the storm progresses. We do not expect any significant issues other than minor supply delays and have a full contingency plan in place to prevent or minimize any disruption to our customers. We do anticipate possible complications with transportation of raw materials and finished goods that are out of our control. Our focus will remain on the safety and wellbeing of our employees, the community and our customers as well as the execution of our plan to prevent or minimize any interruption to customer supply. We will be communicating daily as to the status of the plant and our ability to supply our customers.


Update – 9/8/2017 10:57 AM EDT
As of today, the LATICRETE West Palm Beach facility is completely prepared and protected for the expected arrival of Hurricane Irma due to hit early morning Sunday September 10th. Plant operations have ceased today and an on-site exploratory visit is planned for Monday September 11th to determine a re-start date/time. At this time, the direct impact of the storm on West Palm Beach appears imminent, but we are fully prepared for the worst case. All communication lines remain open to our customers and will remain so throughout the storm. We are also prepared with supplemental production from our various manufacturing sites on the east coast. We do not expect any significant issues other than minor supply delays and have a full contingency plan in place to prevent or minimize any disruption to our customers. We do, however, anticipate possible complications with transportation of raw materials and finished goods that are out of our control.


Update – 9/7/2017 1:33 PM EDT
The LATICRETE team is making final preparations today for the arrival of Hurricane Irma on our West Palm Beach Operation which expected late Saturday September 10th. Full operation continues at the plant on a normal basis as of today.


Update – 9/7/2017 9:05 AM EDT
We are planning and preparing for the potential impact of Hurricane Irma on our Hamlet, North Carolina Operation. It is early to be sure of the path of the storm, but based on computer models, there is reason to be prepared. At this time, we do not expect any significant issues other than minor supply delays and have a full contingency plan in place to prevent or minimize any disruption to our customers. If the storm is to hit this region, we anticipate possible complications with transportation of raw materials and finished goods that are out of our control. Our focus will remain on the safety and wellbeing of our employees, the community and our customers as well as the execution of our plan to prevent or minimize any interruption to customer supply.


Update – 9/6/2017 3:24 PM EDT
We are making final preparations for the impact of Hurricane Irma on our West Palm Beach Operation and have planned for the worst possible scenario. At this time, we do not expect any significant issues other than minor supply delays and have a full contingency plan in place to prevent or minimize any disruption to our customers. We do, however, anticipate possible complications with transportation of raw materials and finished goods that are out of our control. Our focus will remain on the safety and wellbeing of our employees, the community and our customers as well as the execution of our plan to prevent or minimize any interruption to customer supply. We will be communicating daily as to the status of the plant and our ability to supply our customers throughout the storm.