Picking Up the Pieces

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Picking Up the Pieces

Updated July 2, 2014:

Major storm damage cleanup began yesterday following 75 to 80 mph straight line winds that hit J&P Cycles’ Anamosa location on Monday. The retail showroom is temporarily closed due to debris in the parking lot, but the showroom will resume regular business hours on Thursday, July 3.

The warehouse distribution center is nearly back to full production and shipping delays are expected to decrease over the next couple of days. The call center is in full operation.

Security camera footage released following the storm that hit J&P Cycles:

Originally Posted July 1, 2014:

Cleanup was still in progress following J&P Cycles’ 35th Open House Rally when the unexpected happened. Without much warning, damaging straight line winds, reaching speeds of 75 to 80 miles per hour, tore through the J&P Cycles retail store and warehouse distribution center in Anamosa, Iowa.

Much of the damage occurred when strong winds blew the extended showroom tent directly into the south end of the building and onto the roof around 3:15 p.m. on Monday. The tent was filled with merchandise and thousands of customers just days before.

Several windows were blown out of the building, employee cars were damaged, the roof was punctured by the tent’s frame and pallets of product lay damaged in front of the showroom, but thankfully no one was hurt. All employees were ordered to designated storm shelter areas shortly after 3 p.m.

Crews are currently working to fix holes in the roof of the distribution center, move boxes and products to dry areas, and fix and replace several electrical components, including the conveyor, which is used to move product throughout the warehouse for shipping.

Due to the damage and cleanup efforts needed, orders may be delayed. Employees are currently manually filling orders throughout the day, and they hope to be back to full production in one to two days.

The retail showroom experienced some minor flooding, but was largely unaffected. Due to the debris in the front parking lot, the Anamosa, Iowa showroom is temporarily closed for cleanup and repairs. Please check back soon for updates.

The Anamosa call center is taking orders and offering tech assistance as normal; however, with the cleanup needed in the distribution centers, techs aren’t able to pull product from the warehouse shelves to answer customer product questions.

Orders can still be placed over the phone, by fax or mail, and online. We appreciate all of our customers and thank you for your understanding and patience during the next few days.

By |2015-04-15T14:11:56+00:00July 1st, 2014|Categories: News/Events Articles|19 Comments

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  1. Julius July 11, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Mother nature still controls our world. Glad everyone is alright. You guys do a fantastic job even under these circumstances. Kudos to your staff and wish J&P Cycles a rapid recovery and all the best. As always, keep up the great work.

  2. Harry Schay July 11, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Gald to read no one was hurt, Best Wishes.

  3. Russ July 11, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Wow did not know you had damage! I placed and order on June30th and did not receive it until the 7th of July I wondered why, now I know what happened. You did a great job considering the circumstances, J&P is a place with great service, great parts and friendly people, glad no one was injured. I am in central Missouri and regular orders always get to me in three days by UPS. I placed an order on July 7th and received it on the 9th, got my 84 shovel in show shape thanks to J&P Cycles!

  4. E. McInnis July 11, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Hey Folks ,
    Didn’t realize this until I received your latest E-mail ! Happy to hear there were no injuries and it’s business as (near as can be expected) usual . Keep up the great service you provide and best of luck now and in the future . Thanks to all !

    • Big Mike July 11, 2014 at 2:35 pm

      Two thoughts:
      First, thankfully no one was hurt. That is great news!! I’m sure the great staff at J&P will have you up and running normally in no time. Secondly, hopefully those hated blister packs saved some of the merchandise from water damage.

      I was at the event on Saturday and stayed in Dubuque. I considered going back on Sunday to pick something up but the Monday weather forecast did not look promising so I headed home to Hudson WI on Sunday. I certainly hope and pray that none of my fellow riders were caught in that.

  5. Rustytruck1 July 11, 2014 at 12:33 am

    Wow, I didn’t hear about this even during ordering parts you guys didn’t miss a beat. We’re kind of used to this type of weather out here in the NW. We get winter storms every year and the winds are almost always 80-100mph or more but we’re used to them. Some damage happens, but it’s ok we get it fixed and go on. Maybe we just build ’em different up here, thanks for my order even under all the damage. So glad you all were not hurt, God must’ve known we needed you still.

  6. Rafael Maduro July 10, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    Wow, I’m so sorry that your facility has been hit by a strong storm. Thanks to God no one was hurt. From Aruba I wish you guys all the best, and soon restoring your good service.
    Again I’m very happy that every body is all right!

    Saludos from Aruba Dutch Caribbean.

    Rafael E. Maduro

  7. Patricia Hoff July 10, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Thank the Lord nobody was hurt. Yes items can be replaced and fixed. Did any person get hurt? Did any cycle’s get damaged?
    Thank you for showing us all the damage and it was a bad thing that this happened but storms have away of leaving and not caring.
    I am glad you are getting back on track. This company is high on my list. God Bless you all:)

  8. Ron July 10, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Karma strikes again

    • Kelley July 29, 2014 at 11:46 am

      KARMA? Some way more than others! <3

  9. Tom B July 10, 2014 at 8:32 am

    SO glad to hear no one was hurt! Sorry you all had to go through such troubles… Godspeed in your recovery efforts- And be assured, WE APPRECIATE all you’re doing (read: working HARD) to keep the wheels turning… 🙂

    Be Safe & Best of Luck!

  10. Greg Alley July 10, 2014 at 8:28 am

    Glad to see you up and running again. God bless you and continued good luck in the future.

  11. Bob Mernickle July 10, 2014 at 8:26 am

    I am just glad no one was hurt.
    your can replace parts but you cannot replace life’s
    Good luck on the clean-up

  12. Rob H. July 10, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Hey, Wow didn’t know this happened. Its gonna take more than a little wind storm to keep you Iowa Boys and Girls down. Glad to see just “stuff” was hurt, and no persons. Good luck and keep up the spirit.

  13. Rev.Ross A. Licata July 10, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Praying for y’all and giving thanks for no injuries.

  14. kevin July 10, 2014 at 7:27 am

    Its amazing to watch those security camera footage’s to see the power and destruction of those winds!! They were calling for some bad storms all weekend during the rally and glad that it did not hit when the place was packed full of people. Thanks for sharing and good luck with the restoration efforts.

  15. David Stevenson July 10, 2014 at 7:26 am

    So glad to hear that there were no serious injuries. Best of luck on clean up. Thank you for your continued service. I’m in the process of restoring a 1980 Shoveled up here in Canada and don’t know what I’d do without you. Best regards. David Stevenson.

  16. John Garner July 10, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Thank the good Lord no one was injured or killed. The stuff can be fixed or replaced.

  17. Neil Lambert July 1, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Simply amazing that no one was seriously injured. Good luck with the cleanup. Glad to see you already have a plan in place to return to normalcy.

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