Hurricane Ivan Tornado Damages United Litho
ASHBURN, VA—A tornado spurred on by the remnants of Hurricane Ivan managed to tear the roof off of portions of United Litho's plant here Sept. 17 and hurled two employee vehicles into the building.
No one was injured when the twister came through around 6 p.m., but one of the displaced vehicles severed a natural gas supply line. Loudon County fire and rescue personnel evacuated the buildings and covered the presses to protect them from incoming rain.
United Litho, a member of The Sheridan Group, was able to finish all work in progress and had both presses that were affected by the storm running again by the end of the following week.