STRATFORD, CT — Paul and Mary Jane Plouffe, owners of ServiceMaster of Greater Bridgeport, were attending a conference for disaster recovery experts when the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center was rocked by an explosion, according to a press release.
While no one was hurt, the aftermath of the explosion, in an ironic twist, was experienced by the very contractors accustomed to resolving disasters, not being in the midst of them, the release stated.
According to the release, When Paul was told about the explosion while he and his wife were at the Grand Ole Opry next door to the hotel, he thought perhaps this was some kind of inappropriate joke.
"It was interesting to be at a disaster convention and having a disaster hit here," said Plouffe.
"The hotel did a good job overall. The lesson of course is about having a system in place, being prepared, for disasters," Plouffe added.
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