We have always revered Mother’s Day as a day to pay homage to the mothers in our lives who underwent the hardships of raising their children. Mother’s guide and shape us to be the best we can be thus defining the nature of our very existence. When considering the forces of nature, Mother Nature may present us with devastating catastrophes, but we respect her and ultimately overcome the destruction left in her path.
This year, on Mother’s Day Weekend 2010 (May9th), Hunzicker Brothers drove the extra mile to assist with the flood ravaged Tennessee Valley. The journey spanned across 3 states, covered over 1000 miles, and lasted 42 hours. The final destination- Ashland City, TN. Ashland City was hammered by rain storms for over a 48 hour period resulting in $2 billion in damages and the death of 24 people. Overall, 49 counties were considered disaster areas.
An Alabama contractor, and a Hunzicker Brothers customer, was contacted by a large national account to assist with the recovery efforts and have the store up and running in less than a week. Our goal was to transport material from Oklahoma to Tennessee in 12 hours. A 19’ trailer was loaded with conduit, disconnects, breakers, wire, wiring devices, fittings, etc. We drove all night and reached our destination by 8 AM the following morning.
Assisting our customers in a time of need is what we pride ourselves on. We react quickly and understand the urgency associated with getting a facility back up and running. More importantly, adapting to customer’s needs is something we take seriously. We listen, we adjust, and we respond. Ultimately, it’s your success which drives our success.
The trip was fast and furious. We learned a lot and witnessed the devastation first hand. It was comforting knowing that the members of our executive management team were there for us throughout the night, as they were constantly tracking our progress. A true display of TEAM spirit. The best part of the trip was making it back to Oklahoma on Sunday, in time to wish our mothers and wives a Happy Mother’s Day.