Promotional Products Companies Affected by Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma struck Florida last week, causing power outages, as well as extensive damage and flooding. Some firms are just now becoming full operational. Check here for the latest industry updates. If your company has been impacted, notify us at feedback@asicentral.com

Wednesday, September 20
  • Bullet (asi/42424) is now back up and fully operational. Please note that lead times for imprint orders have been extended to 10 days, sample orders to 5 days, and SureShip is suspended through the end of September.
Tuesday, September 19
  • BIC Graphic (asi/40480) has announced that for all orders received on Tuesday, Sep. 19, they will be reinstating normal standard lead times and 24 Hour Service for all product categories. The only exceptions are the product categories BIC Lighters and CLW Manufactured BIC Writing Instruments, which will have 24 Hour Service reinstated on Friday, Sep. 22. As of Friday, they will be back to 24 Hour Service for all product categories and standard lead time for all product categories.
Monday, September 18
  • Bullet (asi/42424) will be working through the backlog of orders and will be prioritizing all orders currently in-house. Any new orders received will be processed with 10-day lead times. SureShip will be suspended through the end of September.
  • As a result of a surge in order volume, a result of Hurricane Irma and the business closures it caused, Leeds' (asi/66887) SureShip service for transfer and silkscreen orders is temporarily suspended.
  • Trimark (asi/92121) (both in the US and Canada) as well as JournalBooks remain unaffected and all normal lead times apply.
  • After a week without power and only minor damage sustained, Kaytiemgee, Inc. (asi/239498) is now back up and running.
  • Eyevertising (asi/57371) has been back up and running since Thursday, Sep. 14.
Friday, September 15
  • Diamond Cosmetics (asi 49640) is at about 90% capacity. They are still without telephone service but they now have power and internet.
Thursday, September 14
  • Innovative Designs Inc. (asi/62676) is back up and running.
  • Continental Plastic Card Inc., (asi/46460) is now fully operational.
  • Epoly (asi/52541) now has power and plans to be open by Monday, Sep. 18.
  • The Book Company (asi/41010) is now fully operational.
  • The Bullet (asi/42424) facility in Miami continues to be without power and they now anticipate production and shipping operations will be closed through Friday, Sep. 15. They are actively working to bring limited call center operations online as soon as possible.
  • The Bullet (asi/42424) facility in Miami continues to be without power and they now anticipate production and shipping operations will be closed through Friday, Sep. 15. They are actively working to bring limited call center operations online as soon as possible.
  • BIC Graphic (asi/40480) has announced that for all orders received on Monday, Sep. 18, they will be reinstating 24 Hour Service for all product categories with the exception of writing instruments, lighters and ceramic drinkware. These categories, which are produced or decorated out of their Florida facilities, will continue to have extended standard lead times by 3 additional days (24 hour service not available). They hope to be back to normal lead times by the middle of next week.
Wednesday, September 13
  • Clothpromotions Plus (as/45513) in Boca Raton, FL is open and fully operational.
  • Crystal By The Best (asi/44479) was not affected by the storm and is open for business. They are processing both stock and full-custom orders.
  • Power has been restored to Innovative Designs Inc. (asi/62676) but they are still without internet and phone service. For urgent status updates on pending orders, distributors can contact them at the following alternate emails: sales@idipromos.com or vanessa@idipromos.com. Also, they can call this cell phone: (770) 331-1228.
  • Water Promotions (asi/95395) facilities are undamaged and will reopen pending power restoration. Their offices are up and running via email and live website chat.
  • BIC Graphic (asi/40480) is still experiencing extended lead times on select product categories.
  • The Bullet (asi/42424) facility in Miami is still without power and will be closed Wednesday, Sep. 13. Updates can be found on their website at www.pcna.com/bullet.
  • Bilmor with Advertising Specialties, Inc (asi/140280) still has no electricity. They are trying to monitor all emails from home. For urgent matters, please call our cell phones (reception goes in and out): Irvine (786) 395-3323; Lillian (786) 385-3323.
  • Warren Confections (asi/62589) will reopen on Wednesday, Sep. 13.
Tuesday, September 12
  • SoBe Promos (asi/245603) continues to be closed until further notice.
  • MRL Promotions (asi/258137) most likely won't reopen until Wednesday, Sep. 13.
  • IDProductsource (asi/62088) has resumed normal operations.
  • Success Promotions Inc. (asi/338530) had to evacuate and is closed until further notice. They are trying to set up a limited offsite operation until they can return.
  • The Bullet (asi/42424) facility in Miami will remain closed through Tuesday, Sep. 12. Updates can be found on their website at www.pcna.com/bullet.
  • Gempire/Floral Promotions (asi/55610) will be open on Tuesday, Sep. 12. They ask for your patiences as they catch up from the storm.
Monday, September 11
  • The Book Company (asi/41010) will remain closed through Tuesday, Sep. 12 and hopes to resume normal operation on Wednesday, Sep. 13.
  • Water Promotions (asi/95395) was not affected by the hurricane and are open and processing orders.
  • Logo Mats (asi/asi/67849) will be closed Monday, Sep. 11.
  • IDProductsource (asi/62088) will be closed on Monday, Sep. 11. Regular operations are set to resume Tuesday, Sep. 12 pending the outcome of the storm.
  • Hit Promotional Products (asi/61125) will be closed Monday, Sep. 11. They expect to re-open on Tuesday, Sep. 12
Sunday, September 10
  • Due to the weather situation in Florida and the increase in orders, Jetline is suspending 24-hour rush service on Monday, Sep. 11. Please contact their office or Prime Line’s to see if your rush order can be shifted to Prime’s Connecticut facility. Jetline expects to resume 24-hour rush service on Tuesday, Sep. 12, however if anything changes Jetline will update its website and social media pages.
  • The BIC Graphic (asi/40480) facilities in Clearwater will be suspended through Monday, Sep. 11. After the storm has passed, they will update their website with operational status. They have temporarily suspended 24-hour service and extended standard production time by three working days on all product lines – through Tuesday, Sep. 12.
Saturday, September 9
  • Continental Plastic Card Inc., (asi/46460) located in Pompano Beach, will be closed Monday, Sep. 11.
Friday, September 8
  • In consideration of the safety and well-being of our exhibitors, attendees and show staff, the ASI Roadshow Southeast week, September 11-14 has been postponed due to the current weather predictions. Please feel free to reach out to our Registration Specialists at 800-546-3300 with any questions and continue to check www.asiroadshow.com for more information and updates.
  • Epoly (asi/52541) has closed for the day. They hope to be open by Monday, Sep. 11 or Tuesday, Sep. 12.
  • BIC Graphic North America (asi/40480) anticipates minor production and shipping delays. They expect to be back to standard production times by Tuesday, Sep. 12.
  • Carpe Diem Sales & Marketing (asi/158580) in Orlando will be closing at 3 pm today and will likely remain closed through Monday, Sep. 11.
Thursday, September 7
  • Success Promotions Inc. (asi/338530) will be closed until further notice.
  • Tervis (asi/90914) will be closed on Friday, Sep. 8 and plans to be open on Monday, Sep. 11.
  • Perry Ellis (asi/77715) is closed for the day and will remain closed through Friday, Sep. 8. Please note both offices and warehouse in Tampa will be closed Friday.
  • Bullet (asi/42424) will be closing Friday, Sep. 8 at noon and remain closed through Monday, Sep. 11. Freight carriers have already suspended pickups and deliveries after 5 p.m today.
  • Water Safety Products (asi/355658) will be closed on Friday, Sep. 8 and Monday, Sep. 11. They will reopen on Tuesday, Sep. 12.
  • Smart Source of Georgia LLC (asi/328914) has closed their Pembroke Pines, FL office through Monday, Sep. 11.
  • Vapor Apparel (asi/93396) anticipates being closed on Monday, Sep. 11. They will be shipping on Thursday Sep. 7 and Friday, Sep. 8.
  • IDProductsource (asi/62088) will be closed on Friday, Sep. 8 and Monday, Sep. 11.
  • Atlas Embroidery & Screen Printing (asi/37245) is currently not accepting rush orders and expects 10 full business days for production after final art approval.
  • MRL Promotions (asi/258137) will be closed Thursday, Sep. 7 and Friday, Sep. 8.
  • Eyevertising (asi/57371) will be closed Thursday Sep. 7 and Friday, Sep. 8. They produced and shipped all orders that were scheduled to go for both days.
  • SoBe Promos (asi/245603) is currently open but warns shipments may be delayed and that the business may have to shut down for a period of time.
  • Hit Promotional Products (asi/61125) is currently open for business.