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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Yaesu factory damaged from earthquake

My favorite ham radio brand Yaesu (I own 6 of them) has suffered some damage to its factory in Fukushima, Japan.

Although the damage from the earthquake was minimal, the plant is reducing operations for at least 2 weeks in order repair the damage and get operations back to normal.

Vertex Standard CEO Jim Hasegawa issued a statement saying that while all factory workers at the Fukushima plant were accounted for, the company has been unable to contact many of their vendors located along the Japanese coastline hammered by the powereful tsunami last Friday.

The Vertex Standard plant is about 60 km inland from the nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant currently struggling to prevent a radioactive meltdown.