Blizzard Evelyn is no joke! We experienced a partial roof collapse in one of our loading docks today due to the incredible snow accumulation. Thankfully our emergency response team was quick to take action, evacuating the building and mitigating as much damage as possible. No one was injured and the manufacturing portions of the facility are in good and operational condition! We hope everyone stays safe during this record-breaking storm!
This Saturday Performance Driver Josh Timm will be participating in the 2017 World’s Largest Truck Convoy, a fundraiser for the Special Olympics. Josh has been a driver with Performance for close to 10 years. If you would like to show your support for Josh and the Special Olympics, you can donate to his personal fundraising page by clicking the link below:
We are at the Great Lakes Logging & Heavy Equipment Expo in Escanaba Thursday and Friday, September 7th and 8th! Be sure to stop by and say hi!
Tomorrow is the Cause for Paws fundraiser for the Almost Home Animal Shelter in Quinnesec, MI. Be sure to check it out tomorrow night from 5-8PM CST!
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Happy Holidays! Performance will be closed on Monday, December 26 to give our team time to spend with their families. We’ll resume our regular office hours at 7am Tuesday, December 27th.
Inspect your vehicle: Check your tires and fluids regularly. Keep your windows, mirrors, and lights clean, and your wipers working well. Make sure you have a good ice scraper / snow brush.
Eliminate any non-essential power drains on the battery: It takes extra power in the winter to start a vehicle.
Keep your fuel tanks full: If you are stuck in snow or traffic, you may need to keep your vehicle running for long periods of time in cold temperatures.
Slow Down: The speed limit may be legal, but that does not mean it is a safe speed on snow covered icy roads.
Watch for signs of ice: If it’s colder than 32 degrees, be on the lookout for ice. Ice on the windshield means ice on the road. Look for spray coming up from other vehicles. If spray is coming off the tires, it’s likely that the roads are wet. If there is no spray, the road is likely ice covered.
Keep a safe following distance: Increase your spacing with surrounding vehicles. Don’t travel as part of a pack.
Don’t stop on the shoulder of the road: In low visibility conditions such as snow, other vehicles may mistake your position for being on the road, and as a result, rear-end your vehicle.
Use extra caution when approaching bridges and overpasses: Bridges and highway overpasses usually freeze first. Black ice is common in these areas.
Drive on clean and clear paths and roadways: Prevent yourself from getting stuck in deeper than expected snow.
Always travel with the proper supplies to keep you safe: Bring extra winter clothing, blankets, food, and water.
Performance’s own Hunter Kopitzke recently won a contest with Ponsse North America for the best fall picture of their equipment in action. Congratulations Hunter!
Performance is proud to once again be sponsoring Green Bay Packers Football on WJNR 101.5FM radio. In addition, we’re also excited to be sponsoring Packers Football on WTCH 960AM/96.1FM in Shawano this year! Be sure to tune in every week!