Augusta Sportswear Continues to Provide Updates After Fire Rips Through Mexico Facility
On the night of April 18, a fire ripped through Augusta Sportwear’s sublimation and wool jacket factory in Champotón, Mexico. While the news is unfortunate, thankfully no one injuries were reported, and all team members are safe and accounted for.
The company stated in a press release that it is grateful to the local fire departments that reacted quickly and worked throughout the night to contain the fire within the facility. “Our leadership team is on the ground in Mexico and is working with local authorities to understand the cause of the fire,” the company said.
The fire only had an impact on the sublimation and wool orders, and Augusta is working to keep customers informed and updated as details emerge. “We are posting updates daily on our website,” Brian Deissroth, senior key accounts manager for Augusta, said in an email. The company will continue to offer a sublimated assortment that will be produced out of its second sublimation factory, which is a new, state-of-the-art facility located in a different city.
As of Tuesday, April 26, Augusta noted that over 80% of sublimation orders have now been updated with a new delivery date. “Unfortunately, there are some orders (less than 20%) that are still waiting to be scheduled as we move some specific equipment (largely football and fleece) into the new facility,” the company update from Derek Ernst, chief commercial officer, reads.
Customers are encouraged to regularly visit the site for updates as well as check their emails and contact customers representatives for information.