MIDLAND, Mich.—The AptarGroup Inc., a global producer of dispensing systems in the liquid silicone molding industry, said its Midland facility is not expected to be impacted by the flooding in the 41,000-person community along the Tittabawassee River, after two dams north of Midland were breached May 19 due to heavy rains.
However, the lives of some of its employees have been upended due to the resulting mandatory evacuations, according to an Aptar spokesperson.
The company, which is not in immediate proximity to the flood-ravaged areas that caused the evacuation of 10,000 people, did close May 19 and May 20 to support evacuation and flooding relief efforts, according to an Aptar spokesperson.
"Our thoughts are with our Aptar teammates and everyone in Midland who has been impacted by the terrible flooding," said Katie Reardon, director of global corporate communications for AptarGroup. "We are focused on the safety and support of our people as we do have some employees who live closer to town and were safely evacuated."