Winston County Tornado Relief
Team Member: Jeff Jack
Atlas Holdings wrote -
Recently, our fellow Atlas Holdings operating company New Wood Resources purchased a plywood manufacturing facility in Louisville, Mississippi and was in the process of rehabilitating it for a restart.
Atlas and New Wood Resources were excited about the Louisville facility, called Winston Plywood, and the opportunity to create 400 new jobs in a community desperately in need of economic stimulus. This mill, at full capacity, would have been one of the community’s largest employers.
On April 28th, a violent tornado slammed into Louisville and devastated the town, killing and injuring many. Homes and buildings, including the local hospital, were damaged or destroyed. The recently acquired Louisville mill was in the direct path of the tornado and sustained significant damage. We are extremely thankful those who were working at the mill were not injured when the tornado struck.
While Atlas and New Wood Resources are anxious to get the Winston Plywood facility back on its feet, the company has a long road ahead. In the interim, as part of the Atlas family, we are also concerned about our future Atlas team members and their community. Central to the Atlas Values and Principles are the four P’s—the first of which is People First. Today we have a chance to live that value in a meaningful way.
With over 10,000 associates in the Atlas family, we can make a significant difference if each of us makes only a modest contribution. To kick-off this appeal, Atlas and the Atlas Foundation have committed $10,000 to the Louisville relief effort.
Thank you for your attention to this urgent matter.