McIntyre Group’s field operations in Alberta province are still on hold due to severe, widespread flooding that resulted from the sudden cresting of the Bow and Elbow rivers last week.
Some of the businesses occupying buildings in Calgary’s downtown core were getting their first opportunity today to inspect workplaces for damage and formulate recovery plans. Others will not gain entry to their buildings until later in the week.
“It’s impossible to say at this point when we’ll be able to reschedule projects in Calgary locations affected by the flooding,” said Dean McIntyre, the president of McIntyre Group. “We expect to be talking with our clients over the course of this week to determine when they’ll have power restored and be ready again to proceed with furniture installations and other facility improvements.”
Communities downstream of Calgary that were affected by the flooding saw the worst of it over the weekend, making it even more problematic to consider the rescheduling of projects in southern Alberta.
Jerry O’Brien, the general manager for McIntyre Group in Alberta, said, “When our clients are ready to go forward, we’ll be ready to support them. Our staff is all accounted for and eager to get back to work, our facilities are undamaged and our trucks are fueled and ready to roll. Some employees were temporarily displaced by the flood but, to the best of my knowledge, no one on the McIntyre Calgary staff was injured or rendered homeless by this disaster. We’re all very grateful for that.”
Members of the McIntyre Ontario staff worked Saturday and again today to prepare shipments of the company’s rental fleet of Swiftspace mobile workstations to meet the emergency requirements of organizations in the Calgary area. McIntyre Group is an authorized retail sales agency for Swiftspace, an Ontario product-development and manufacturing company based in Kitchener-Waterloo.