Valmont Industries, the manufacturer of irrigation equipment for agriculture, reports that it has closed its Valley, Neb., manufacturing facility until at least Wednesday, March 20, as flood waters have made it unsafe for employees.

In a press release, the company said, “On Friday morning, March 15, flood waters surrounded the Valmont manufacturing facility in Valley, Neb. This prompted a preemptive closure of the site to ensure the safety of employees and has since resulted in continued closure through Wednesday, March 20. The facility will remain closed until it is determined to be safe for employees to return. The majority of the buildings on site have not been impacted and remain dry. The flooding has, however, resulted in the closure of major roads and highways surrounding the facility, making the campus inaccessible at this time.  

“The company is working diligently to utilize manufacturing facilities in other regions around the U.S. to continue serving customers. The manufacturing facility in Columbus, Nebr., and the coatings facility in West Point, Neb., were also impacted by the flooding, but have remained operational. Manufacturing operations in McCook and Waverly, Neb., were unaffected and are operating as normal.