We’re getting pretty good at this as south eastern New England got HAMMERED again by a winter storm. This past weekend’s storm brought 12″-18″ of blowing/drifting snow pushing us up on the all-time list. The good news is that thanks to the hardwork of Chris Ronni and Nate Johnson’s Dad, Factory Five hasn’t missed a beat. We are at full strength with a clear parking lot surrounded by mountains of snow. Here are some photos of work as usual in the face of an epic winter.
Snowfall Records in New England, Source: The Weather Channel
1. 1995-1996: 107.6 inches
2. 1993-1994: 96.3 inches
3. 2014-2015: 95.7 inches
4. 1947-1948: 89.2 inches
5. 2004-2005: 86.6 inches
We are forecast to have a few more inches of snow tomorrow which will move this year up to the number 2 spot!
The Factory Five 818S actually looks sad staring out of the showroom doors into the bleak winter landscape.
Factory Five is surrounded by mountains of snow.
We are trying to make it to the March Texas Cobra Club event. The truck would be happier in Texas.
We bought a snowplow for our F-350 truck some years ago, but without the front end loader, we’d still be digging out the back parking lot.
Proud that everybody has been able to make it through the snow to work.
We are running out of places to put snow.
Today dawned at 1 degree with a high of 15. Factory Five Engineer Jesper I. review CAD files with Jon and Chad from Welding and Josh from Laser Cutting
Fred moves a chassis from the racks into Chassis Assembly.
Stewart Transport is due this week to pick-up the next load of Factory Five Roadsters and Coupes.
Jessie keeps Shipping and Receiving rolling.
The team had the facility cleaned and prepped for our Winter Open House which was cancelled last weekend due to the storm.
It may be cold out, but Welding is still a hot and difficult job.
The Composite room needs to be kept warm for resin to cure properly.
Mark in Composite Molding gets the job done.
Cody lays down some wax for the next molded GTM door liner.
Cody (near) and Ryan (far) work in Composite Molding through the storm.
Molding Manager Kyle B. preps the CNC robot for another run.
Aaron bends aluminum in Chassis Assembly.
Mad Dog and Paul in packaging.
GTM chassis awaits body mounting in the Chassis Assembly area.
Despite the storms, trucks have continued deliveries and our inventory has been growing for Spring building season.
The Showroom is VERY crowded with cars pushed everywhere.
Eddie has been working hard to bulk up inventory and improve delivery times of parts.
Jay in Tech talks to Jesper in Engineering about a part.
Vinny and Dan work Tech. They want to say thank you to all of the customers living in warmer weather who constantly remind us how nice it is where they live!
“I couldn’t be more proud of the team as they’ve worked non-stop through this very challenging weather.” – Dave Smith
A Factory Five 818 being crated for shipment today with two Coupes being prepped for Stewart.