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We’re in the News Again!

newsworthy fall 2017 articleWe are super proud and thankful to once again have a feature article and be “in the news” about our store in the Fall 2017 Newsworthy Magazine.  Take a look inside the Fall 2017 Issue of Newsworthy Magazine. It is published by Orgill, one of our valued suppliers and sent to all their dealers across the US.

The article is titled, “Solace After the Storm”. Who remembers Memorial Day Weekend this year and the storm that ripped through our community with 55 mph winds on May 28? Power outages and trees, limbs were littered all over Longview yards and roadways.

“Around 10 in the morning, I got a panicked call from the store.” Ken says. “One of my employees calls saying, ‘Ken, we’re out of generators, D batteries, everything, just everything. Is there anyway we can get more?'” Ken turned to their sister store in Diana and to fellow retailers to share supplies. It helped, but they quickly ran out of emergency supplies again by 1pm. That’s when Ken and Suzy thought of the unthinkable. They called their Orgill Sales Representative, C.J. Warner and asked if they could get supplies from the Kilgore Distribution Center, which is a short drive away but was closed for the Memorial Day holiday. Guess what they said? C.J. said “yes.”  Wow. Just wow.

Read the entire article in Newsworthy, click here.

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