PICKENS — Employees at Pickens-based OWT Industries, a maker of generators, worked 12-hour double shifts and weekends recetly to help meet the production demands brought by Hurricane Sandy.
OWT is a subsidiary of TTi (Techtronic Industries North America, Inc), which has North American Headquarters based in Anderson. It called to action its storm teams in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
TTi rallied its employees in Pickens to quadruple generator production, and then deployed Storm Teams to personally assist customers in their time of need. Field sales staff were also mobilized to cover all storm areas and were in retail locations working with retail associates to assist customers. Thousands of generators were shipped to retailers in the Northeast.
Glenn Powell, plant manager of OWT Industries, said, “We rallied our team together, added shifts and production lines which quadrupled our production. Our teams were eager for the call and happy to be able to help those affected by Sandy.” The Storm Team Mobile Repair Center was also sent out to devastated storm areas. It consisted of 12 highly specialized generator experts equipped with a trailer filled with oil, gas cans, spare parts and other supplies in order to repair a generator to get the customer back to their home as safely and quickly as possible. The Storm Teams are comprised of engineers, technical customer support, sales, marketing, shipping and most importantly over 180 production personnel working around the clock to provide generators and pressure washers that are necessary to sustain power and clean up in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
“We wanted to get as many generators as possible to the Northeast and be available to support those affected by Sandy in their time of need. Our employees have tremendous ‘ready to help attitudes’ and are willing to do what is needed to service storm victims. Glenn Powell and his staff have done an excellent job assembling a spirited production team. Through our collaborative efforts and relentless work we have shipped as much product as quickly as we can to the affected areas.” Lee Sowell, President Outdoor Products, TTi said. “I’m proud of TTi for doing its part to help support the aid and recovery effort along the east coast.”
“TTi has been a great member of the community here in Anderson and Pickens, and I’m excited to see them contribute to storm relief efforts in this way,” said Third District Congressman Jeff Duncan.