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Hurricane Ian Update
September 30, 2022
Barberton, Ohio – Aris Horticulture, Inc.’s Fort Myers, FL farms were impacted by Hurricane Ian. Aris employees and their families are reporting in – confirming their safety for which we are grateful – and returning to work. Both the Alva and Live Oak farms have incurred some facility damage, primarily to the poly roof coverings for greenhouses and field saran. There is no major structural damage. Coolers, buildings, and equipment received are operating via emergency power generators until Florida Power & Electric restores power.
The container and liner crops are being attended to and we expect to resume shipping next week. Power and water are being targeted to critical areas.
While it has been just a couple of days, maintenance and operations crews are working hard to restore operations and shipments. We will continue to accept orders.
We are doing a comprehensive assessment of the damage to the facilities and developing a long-term facility recovery plan. Plans will ensure that, through a combination of repairs to existing facilities and some re-building, both farms will have ample appropriate production area for upcoming production needs and will continue to provide a reliable supply for our customers. Thank you for your ongoing support.
Scott Schaefer, President & CEO