Nashville Flood of 2010: Bridgestone

Nashville Flood of 2010: Bridgestone

In May of 2010, middle Tennessee suffered torrential rains, and the Bridgestone plant had two to three feet of water in their Primary Electrical equipment. PGTI spent four days working around the clock, cleaning, repairing and testing over and over, helping restore equipment to safe working conditions.

PGTI has a special capability in turning bad situations into palatable ones where employees and equipment safely and swiftly get back to work. In this Bridgestone example, our approach was to partner with our client to make value judgments together and look at the most efficient and financially sensible way to get the plant back up and running again. Together, we decided to restore flood damaged equipment. This was done safely and allowed the plant to return to production.

Once the plant was back in production the engineering staff went to work designing and procuring new switchgear to replace the equipment damaged by the flood. Again, restoration within four days saved the plant and the supply chain that depended on them.