August 29, 2014
Napa Earthquake Update
We would like to inform you of both good news and bad news. The
bad news first, as recent National & International News coverage of our
beautiful Napa Valley shows we were struck by a 6.1 Magnitude Earthquake early
Sunday morning the 24th. Although our buildings are in tact
and structurally safe we suffered massive shelving systems failure in
one of our three buildings. Unfortunately this area housed our greatest
variety of leathers and left us with a landscape of twisted metal, shelving and
of course our beautiful leather hides. "We are not going to sugar
coat this" It is an unmitigated disaster.
Now for the good news!! Unlike some of our fellow wineries etc,
who actually lost their product due to breakage, our inventory is believed
to be 90-95% intact. Our challenge is to dismantle the mess and re-build
as quickly as possible. We want you, OUR VALUED CUSTOMER, to
know we have every intention of staying in business & building a bigger and
better Hide House to better serve you. Our only
concern is that we ask you to please be patient and understand the process that
lies ahead of us. We currently are taking orders, by phone, fax, online
or email, with the intentions of shipping at our earliest convenience.
Please don't hesitate to place your orders as we will be shipping in order
received chronologically, no exceptions.
Please see our photos in the Image Gallery section on the website and they are labeled Napa Earthquake.
The Hide House Team