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Tornado-Hit Kennametal Plant is Back Online

The metalworking supplier continues to assess the financial effects of the storm and is working with its insurance carrier.
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On June 11, Pittsburg, PA-based metalworking supplier Kennametal resumed operations at its production facility in Rogers, AR, following a previous shutdown due to tornado damage on May 26.

“The restart of our Rogers facility is a testament to the great teamwork of our local team and the tremendous support and coordination of expert resources across the entire organization,” Kennametal President and CEO Sanjay Chowbey said in a news release. “Our team worked around the clock to ensure operations could resume safely and we continue to take important steps forward every day to meet customers’ expectations.”

The company continues to assess the financial effects of the storm and is working with its insurance carrier. No one was injured.

The Rogers plant supports the company’s Infrastructure segment and produces engineered carbide wear components primarily serving the energy, general engineering and earthworks end markets. The facility also produces rods used in the manufacturing of certain round tools for the company’s metal cutting segment.

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