Kennametal plant bounces back after tornado strike

June 14, 2024 - 08:00am

Kennametal Inc. has resumed operations at its facility in Rogers, Arkansas, following a previous shutdown due to damage from a tornado 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," said Sanjay Chowbey, president and CEO of Kennametal Inc. "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.

As previously announced, the facility was shut down for the Memorial Day weekend when the tornado struck, and 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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