Distributors, Reps Still Waiting for Surge In Orders to Hit After Hurricane Isabel

While Hurricane Isabel decimated North Carolina’s Outer Banks and much of the mid-Atlantic region, most distributors and manufacturers’ reps have not yet seen a huge number of orders related to the storm.

Sam Johnson, principal of Electra-Tek Carolinas Inc., Greensboro, N.C., cannot identify any specific orders related to the storm, but expects to start getting orders from utilities any day. Orders usually come in two “waves” following a storm, said Johnson.

“Typically, what h

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