Fire struck one of Dietz & Watson’s distribution facilities in Delanco, N.J. during the Labor Day weekend, but this fire had no effect on the company’s manufacturing plants in Philadelphia, Baltimore or Corfu, NY, and all other distribution points are still up and running normally.
The company released a statement to the press this weekend and the fire has since been extinguished. While the supply chain should be a little tight in the next few weeks, Dietz & Watson customers can feel confident that all items are being manufactured and that things will be up and running to capacity very soon.
Here is the statement from Dietz & Watson CEO Louis Eni from this weekend: “It has been an unexpectedly challenging Labor Day weekend for the Dietz & Watson Family, as fire struck one of our distribution centers, in Delanco, N.J. Sunday afternoon. New Jersey emergency responders continued to battle the fire Monday.
“Thankfully, all Dietz & Watson employees are safe,” he continued. “Right now, our efforts are focused on supporting the New Jersey firefighters and emergency officials who are battling the fire and ensuring that all are kept safe. These brave first-responders are our friends and neighbors. We are humbled by their efforts.
“Our production facilities continue to manufacture our premium meats and cheeses. Other distribution arrangements will be made as we assess the fire’s damage.
“The Dietz & Watson Family deeply appreciates the outpouring of support and encouragement we have received from our friends and customers. It means so much that so many have taken time from their holiday weekends to wish us well. Thank you.”