Flooding prompts Johnson Outdoors to close New York plant

Johnson Outdoors Inc., a Racine-based global outdoor recreation company, announced the temporary closure of its plant and administrative offices in Binghamton, N.Y., due to flooding from heavy rains.
Binghamton is home to Johnson Outdoors’ Outdoor Equipment Group, which makes and markets consumer, commercial and military tents and camping equipment. The company’s finished goods warehouse located nearby was unaffected by the flooding.
In 2006, Binghamton operations were closed due to flooding, and a flood wall was erected subsequently to protect the facility from rising waters from the adjacent Susquehanna River.Last week, Tropical Storm Lee dropped nearly 10 inches of rain in Binghamton, causing the river to crest at record high levels and the flood wall to be breached.
While the full extent of the damage is unknown, at this time the company expects insurance coverage to begin after $100,000 in losses are incurred.

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