June 29, 2011

Roofers in two separate incidents in Sanford, N.C., were injured -- one fatally -- during reconstruction projects at the Tractor Supply and Lowe’s home improvement stores, according to the Fayetteville Observer and other media reports. 

Both stores are undergoing repairs after a tornado swept through town and caused major damage to the businesses on April 16.

May 9, 2011

Georgia-Pacific (GP) has announced an aid package to victims of the Southeastern tornados last month that includes cash, products and matching donations.

GP will contribute $50,000 to The Salvation Army for recovery effort in the Southeast and $10,000 to the American Red Cross in Alabama. The company will also match up to a total of $50,000 in donations made by employees of GP or any other Koch company to the Salvation Army’s efforts between now and July 8.

April 18, 2011

With its Merrill, Wis., headquarters and final assembly plant hit by a tornado April 10, Lincoln Windows issued a press release indicating the company is continuing operations.

The company said its Timeline, Wis., facility was not damaged by the tornado and is fully operational now that shared computer operations have been restored. Production has already resumed on existing and incoming orders, according to the company.

March 11, 2011

Alexander’s Hardware in Theodore, Ala., was destroyed by a tornado on March 9, one of four twisters that moved through the westernmost area of the Florida Panhandle.

The National Weather Service determined that the worst of four tornados hit the hardware store with 120 mph winds, tearing off the roof, caving in the walls and turning merchandise into flying projectiles. Owner Margaret Alexander and five employees were in the store at the time. No one was injured.