Hurricane Florence forces suspension of Shimano’s South Carolina facility operations

LADSON, S.C. — With mandatory evacuations ordered by South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster due to Hurricane Florence approaching the Carolina coast, Shimano has suspended operations of its North Charleston distribution center and fishing division office until further notice.

“We will continue to monitor the impending impact of Florence on all of them and our facilities before we resume operations,” said Steve Ferrara, fishing division vice president.

Ferrara notes that, in the meantime, in order to minimize downtime for its customers, Shimano’s Irvine, Calif., distribution center is prepared to take on the extra capacity for orders that can be diverted and fulfilled. Both the North Charleston and Irvine facilities stock all Shimano fishing brands, including G. Loomis rods, PowerPro braid and Jackall lures.

As conditions change, Ferrara said Shimano will keep all its customers as informed as possible to when its South Carolina operations will resume normal functions.

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