Particle Measuring Systems Global Headquarters: No Damage in Epic Colorado Flood

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Particle Measuring Systems, the world’s leader in contamination monitoring systems, sustained no physical damage to their manufacturing plant and corporate offices during the recent flooding in Colorado. Normal operations resumed on Monday, September 16, 2013, and efforts are underway to respond to critical customer needs.

Particle Measuring Systems global headquarters located in Boulder Colorado sustained minimal damage during major Colorado rainstorms. Operations closed at the facility on Thursday and Friday, September 12th and 13th, to ensure employee safety. Shipments from the busy manufacturing and service operation have resumed, and operations are expected to be back to normal by the end of the day.

Rainfall in sunny Boulder Colorado is typically a welcome event. With annual precipitation near 21” and typical September rainfall of less than 2,” the area was overwhelmed with almost 19” of rainfall in 6 days. The rain began on Monday the 9th and by Tuesday, the ground was saturated. Atmospheric conditions aligned and the pace of rain increased beginning on Wednesday. The Particle Measuring Systems offices closed on Thursday and Friday to allow employees to care for their homes and families and remained closed during the deluge that poured on the area, delivering almost 10” of rain in less than 24 hours.

“At this point, all PMS employees and their families are safe,” said John Mitchell, President of Particle Measuring Systems on Saturday. “For most of our employees, the flooding was an inconvenience, but for some the inconvenience is more personal and has resulted in evacuation and damage to homes. While the rain continues, the weather forecast suggests the worst is over and the facility at PMS remains unaffected. We will begin on Monday to recover the lost production time and operations should be back to normal.”

Particle Measuring Systems is the global leader in environmental monitoring technology, with over 40 years of experience providing solutions for particle and microbial monitoring for companies manufacturing in clean environments. As the inventors of laser-based particle counters, Particle Measuring Systems sets the standard for particle monitors in pharmaceutical, nanomaterial, aerospace, integrated circuit and electronics manufacturing.

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