Friday, September 30, 2005

Hurricane Rita Affects Jobs at Pinnacle Plant

Talk about unexpected consequences. A Texas plant that manufactures Surlyn, the hard cover that originally debuted as a cut-proof alternative to balata, was damaged by Hurricane Rita and is unable to meet demand.

So the Acushnet Company plant in New Bedford, Mass., where Pinnacle golf balls are manufactured, had laid off 200 of its employees because Acushnet is diverting what Surlyn is does have to its Titleist plant.

Here's the story.

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