Specializing in the best rebuilt Barudan Embroidery machines in the market  (not affiliated with Barudan America)

                                        (318) 466-1001  Office  


                        DAVID GUADAGNOLI - (318) 623-0622

                         PAUL GUADAGNOLI - (318) 704-9860






Meet Katrina

On August 29, 2005, New Orleans turned into a disaster area. Hurricane Katrina has hit

and is destroying the homes of millions of people. Hurricane Katrina was the costliest and

one of the five deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States.

At a category 5 hurricane, you can imagine the devastation is was causing.

In the midst of all this as the town became flooded when the levee broke ,

on one lonley street was an embroidery shop with this machine in it. As the

water and sludge rose higher and higher, the machine continued to go under

water and peaked out above the machine. Ruining everything it touched, the

salt water took its toll on the metal of this machine as it sat under water for weeks .

Finally when the water started receeding, there was sludge and rust appearing on "Katrina".

We received a call from the shop owner wanting to know if we were interested in buying

the machine. Well, with all that salt water for weeks on the machine, we just knew that

it was totally ruined. It was definitely ruined by the time we arrived. There was a foot

of sludge on the floor in the midst of all the other items on the floor that had been

floating around for weeks as the water receeded. We had to dig our way through the

sludge and stuff to get to the machine. We wanted to take a chance on the machine

and see if we could bring it back to life.

After several months of replacing literally every nut, bolt, washer, and electrical part,

we had the machine back together and running. We decided to name it "Katrina", thinking

that would be appropriate.

Our customer, "All 4 You" in Wisconsin, bought the machine and has owned it for many

years now. He has sewn quite a bit of embroidery including caps with Katrina and the

company still owns it to this day. Still runs great , but when he has a problem with it

he would call and say, "I am having a problem with katrina!" We laugh about it now but

then it was not so funny, as the people of New Orleans have suffered through the tragedy

of Hurricane Katrina's aftermath.

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