Hurricane Rita Hits Industry Hard

A week after Hurricane Rita slammed into the Gulf Coast, manufacturers’ reps and distributors are scrambling to find weatherheads and other storm-related materials, as utilities press to bring power back to the Gulf Coast communities that got clobbered by the hurricane.

“We’re seeing a lot of activity that is hurricane-related and we anticipate seeing more, particularly from Rita, once they get their feet on the ground and evaluate the damages,” said Tom Hodges, principal of Hodges So

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