Tuscaloosa Company Survives the Storm & Hosts Grand Re-Opening Celebration

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Willcutt Block & Supply Co., Alabama's premier supplier of masonry products has weathered the down turn in the economy for several years now, but the real story is one of surviving the storm of April 27, 2011. That day, tornados devastated 7 states claiming the lives of 337 people, making it the second deadliest day from tornados in U.S. history. Alabama was hit the hardest and the city of Tuscaloosa took a direct hit from the tornados, tragically losing 246 lives. Homes and businesses in the city were demolished in the blink of an eye. Willcutt Block & Supply suffered massive damage to their plant facility, which left the company unable to produce any masonry products. However, even with the loss of the plant, the company’s spirit was not broken by the deadly tornados and rebuilding the business began almost immediately.

Willcutt Block & Supply Co.

Willcutt Block & Supply Co.

The company will be celebrating this monumental event [Grand Re-Opending] with a Crawfish Boil, May 31, 2012 from 11-2pm.

Willcutt Block & Supply Co., Alabama's premier supplier of masonry products has weathered the down turn in the economy for several years now, but the real story is one of surviving the storm of April 27, 2011. That day, tornados devastated 7 states claiming the lives of 337 people, making it the second deadliest day from tornados in U.S. history. Alabama was hit the hardest and the city of Tuscaloosa took a direct hit from the tornados, tragically losing 246 lives. Homes and businesses in the city were demolished in the blink of an eye. Willcutt Block & Supply suffered massive damage to their plant facility, which left the company unable to produce any masonry products. However, even with the loss of the plant, the company’s spirit was not broken by the deadly tornados and rebuilding the business began almost immediately.

Willcutt’s 18 employees came to work the next day to begin the daunting cleanup process. The first order of business was to continue to fill orders for cement blocks to their customers. Without working equipment to load the blocks, the employees hand stacked the cement blocks on storm damaged trucks for delivery. Operating from a trailer that served as a temporary office, within a week, Willcutt Block & Supply was once again manufacturing 10,000 cement blocks per day. The company’s determination and extraordinary effort to quickly restart the production of cement blocks was essential to the community, as the rebuilding began in Tuscaloosa and other areas of the state that were damaged by the cruel spring storms. Once the manufacturing was underway, the company turned its attention to building its own new facilities to replace the buildings that had been lost to the tornados.

Willcutt Block & Supply, a company that has weathered many storms in their 55 years of operation, is emerging from the rubble of April 27, 2011 and moving forward with the Grand Opening of their new office at 1201 Kicker Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404. Willcutt Block & Supply has set a great example for Americans across the country and shown through their actions that the American “Can Do Spirit” is alive and well. The company will be celebrating this monumental event with a Crawfish Boil, May 31, 2012 from 11-2pm. They have invited everyone in the Tuscaloosa area come and join in on the celebration along with the Mayor of Tuscaloosa, Walt Maddox.

Native Custom Stone, located in Dawsonville, GA, as well as other vendors that work closely with Willcutt Block & Supply will be on-site to celebrate their Grand Re-Opening. Native Custom Stone, which is a leading producer of manufactured stone products, has a long successful working relationship with Willcutt, and looks forward to many more years of this partnership. For more information on Willcutt Block and Supply Company products visit their website. For more information on Native Custom Stone visit them on their manufactured stone website. They look forward to meeting you at the celebration!

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