Content about Tornado

July 13, 2012

Lowe’s plans to invest $5 million to repair and expand a flatbed distribution center in Thomasville, N.C., that was damaged by a November tornado, according to an article in The Business Journal of the Greater Triad Journal.  

July 25, 2011

A 25-year-old firefighter was charged with misdemeanor theft In Joplin, Mo., for allegedly looting a Home Depot store after a tornado destroyed the building, according to an article in the Joplin Globe

Matthew Page was one of three firefighters dismissed June 9 by the town of Baxter Springs, Kan., for alleged misconduct during the emergency response to the tornado. But Joplin authorities said they only had enough evidence to charge one of the suspects.

June 1, 2011

An article in the New York Times examined the impact of natural disasters on local economies, as the story in the tornado-ravaged Midwest turns to one of reconstruction.

Spending on building materials is a natural outgrowth of the horrible damage sustained by cities such as Joplin, Mo., headquarters of Tamko Building Products.

Tamko donated $1 million to the Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross.

May 25, 2011

Lowe's will break ground today on a new Sanford, N.C., store to replace the one destroyed by a tornado more than a month ago, according to press reports.

The 103,000- sq.-ft. store is expected to be completed by September. 

May 23, 2011

A major retail artery of Joplin, Mo. -- including a Home Depot and a Walmart -- was hit hard by the deadly tornado Sunday, according to an article in the Joplin Globe.

According to a Home Depot spokesman, a store associate was killed in the storm. High winds ripped the roof of both stores located on busy Range Line Road. 

May 9, 2011

Lowe’s store manager Michael Hollowell received a congratulatory call from the President of the United States the day after he and his team herded about 70 customers away from the vulnerable front-end of his Sanford, N.C., store, moments before it was ripped apart by a tornado.

May 2, 2011

Congratulatory phone calls from the president of the United States are usually reserved for the likes of World Series pitchers or Nobel Prize winners. But Lowe’s store manager Michael Hollowell received his call the day after he and his team herded about 70 customers away from the vulnerable front-end of his Sanford, N.C., store, moments before it was ripped apart by a tornado.


May 1, 2011

Responding to what he described as one of the most destructive spring-weather spells in history, Home Depot CEO Frank Blake said the retailer is helping communities recover.

The Home Depot Foundation is donating $250,000 to the American Red Cross for immediate relief needs in response to last week's tornadoes and storms that caused serious damage throughout the Southeast. 

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.

April 17, 2011

An article in the Wausau Daily Herald describes the challenges faced by some Wisconsin hardware stores after a destructive tornado.

April 14, 2011

Merrill, Wis.-based Lincoln Windows continues to struggle following a destructive tornado that hit the company's corporate offices and final assembly plant on April 10. 

The Sunday evening twister, luckily, caused only one minor injury, but it left the operation in shambles, as photos and Youtube videos attest.