TMS responds to customer emergency in the aftermath of a tornado

June 8, 2010


A tornado hit the town of Harrisonville Mo. One of our customers had roof damage to their facility, and lost Power. TMS responded to help minimize damage and product loss.

• At 6:30 PM on June 8, 2010 Pete Peuser, TMS site foreman received a call requesting a crew respond to facility for damage control and assist in stopping product loss.
• At 7:30 PM Pete Peuser, Curt Backer and Shannon Lueker are at the facility and begin working on damage control.
• After consultation with maintenance and operations it is determined the best use of TMS personnel is in breaking lines to drain and taking actuated valves apart to run in manual mode. The loss of power to the facility leaves product sitting that will solidify and ruin the product and pipe. Getting that product drained became top priority.
• TMS crew got lines open and draining.
• The power to the facility was restored around 9:30 PM. What an outstanding job by Harrisonville in restoring power quickly.
• TMS crew then put the lines back together and reassembled the actuated valves. The plant was put back together by 10:45 PM
• Pete Peuser and Curt Backer stayed on site until 11:30 PM to ensure start up of systems.
• TMS also assisted in getting the gas operated air compressor running for control air to critical systems.
That is the reaction the night the storm hit. The next day after being on site until 11:30 PM the TMS crew was back at work at 7:00 AM to continue damage control.
• Part of the roof, in a non critical portion of the facility, had been torn from the structure and was covering three trailers in the lot.
• TMS crew removed the roof section from the trailers and cut the damaged roof sections so they would fit into a dumpster for removal.
• TMS also assisted the roofers with logistics of emergency covering.
• The damaged roof sections were off the trailers and in dumpsters by 1:00 PM that day.

Regular production operations were ready at 1:00 PM on June 9, 2010

Whether it is a tornado, a flood, a fire, or simply the loss of electrical service, emergencies happen. We can make the emergency plan go smoothly.
Well, at least as smoothly as an “emergency plan” can go.