...TCM Mopping Up In Mobile...

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Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) is just one of the thousands of businesses trying to get back in operation after the storm. Its Mobile, Ala., factory took a direct hit and the roofs of two buildings were torn off. One production area got a little wet before tarps were in place but none of the equipment or inventory were damaged, Jay Wickham, manager of Continental Mattituck told AVweb. He said no staff members were hurt although some of their homes were damaged or destroyed. Wickham's shop is helping coordinate customer service enquiries for the factory in the wake of the storm. "Right now, the biggest thing is power. Without power they can't do anything," he said. Wickham said the plant is trying to get a generator up and running and he estimates the plant could be back in operation within a day of getting power. But the city of Mobile has other priorities to think about. "There's 12 feet of water in town," Wickham said. Wickham said his shop's computers have been linked to TCM's server in Los Angeles and that means he'll be able to email updates to customers as he gets fresh information. "Right now, we're down until further notice but I'll have a better feel for it later today," he told AVweb at noon on Wednesday.