Hubbell Power Systems (HPS) decisively responded to supporting electric utilities and its distributors with needed material in the wake of Gustav, Hanna and Ike.
Hours before the first calls for products, the 370,000 sq. ft. HPS distribution warehouse in Centralia, Missouri, was abuzz with activity. Staging hardware, connectors, insulators, arresters, cutouts, switches, anchors and tools, among other products, was quickly completed to cover the initial orders.
Shipments to customers from the Centralia warehouse were joined by shipments from other HPS plant locations. The shipments included more than 2.5 million connectors, fittings and hardware, 195,000 cutouts and fuse links, 78,000 insulators and arresters. Almost 10,000 tools and more than 33,000 anchors, fiberglass construction products and overhead switches.
HPS has increased production with overtime being implemented where required for continued customer support and to replenish inventories. Sourcing has been ramped up to secure the supply line in support of the storm-impacted states while maintaining supply for customers in areas not stricken.