The Certified Collectibles Group has announced that it is closing all of its grading facilities in Sarasota, Florida as Hurricane Ian bears down on the area. The now Category 4 hurricane is expected to make landfall near the Tampa, Florida area later today. Sarasota is located approximately 1 hour south of Tampa on the Florida Gulf Coast. The closure impacts all of the company’s grading services including NGC, PMG, CGC and CSG.
Here is the email that was sent to the Numismatic Press:
The Certified Collectibles Group is monitoring Hurricane Ian and is well prepared for the challenges posed by the tropical weather.
In anticipation of the storm, CCG will close its Sarasota headquarters on Tuesday, September 27, through at least Wednesday, September 28, 2022. During this time, Customer Service phone lines will be closed, and email responses will be delayed.
All collectibles are secured in modern buildings that are built to withstand hurricanes. The offices are located about 9 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico (east of Interstate 75) and are not in a flood zone. The buildings are equipped with large vaults that are monitored 24/7.
CCG will reopen after the storm has passed and it is safe for employees to return to work. For further updates, please visit NGCcoin.com,PMGnotes.com, CGCcomics.com, CSGcards.com, or any of the CCG company websites.
If you currently have coins with NGC or other items with CCG’s other companies, you can expect delays in those grading services being performed. Additionally, if you have coins on their way to the area, you can expect delays in their deliver due to delays in delivery services including UPS, USPS and FedEx.
To all readers in the path of Hurricane Ian, be safe.