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simplyfail 3 posts  |  Last Activity: May 29, 2014 5:39 PM Member since: Feb 25, 2005
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    Fire at Amrep aerosol plant in Marietta

    by simplyfail May 26, 2014 1:43 PM
    simplyfail simplyfail May 29, 2014 5:39 PM Flag

    Both of you, John Morgan and Steve Nichols, said you were going to activate an emergency continuity plan. Since we know that neither of you have a sales plan, you probably don't have a continuity plan, so let me help.
    1. Have two (2) aerosol plants.
    2. Build up inventories.
    3. Get both of your "TEAMS" in yesterday to
    data mine aerosol inventory at all of the
    remaining distribution centers.
    4. Get data to ZEP REPS today (Monday), not tomorrow!
    5. Worry and plan only for NASS. Get us product. NOW.

  • To: All Zep Inc. Associates
    From: John K. Morgan
    Date: May 24, 2014
    Re: Marietta Plant Fire Update

    I want to provide you with an update regarding the fire we experienced last night at our Marietta Plant. First of all, I want to recognize our associates on their rapid response to the situation as well as the response and bravery of the first responders. Without their immediate involvement and past training, the outcomes we would be dealing with today could have been far different. We are thankful that all of our associates and temporary workers who were in the plant last night are safe and back with their families.

    In addition, today we are implementing our Business Continuity Plan that was developed previously to guide us through the details when events such as this occur. The leaders of our business are on top of this and I'm proud of their initial reaction. HR is also reaching out to all associates who were in the plant to verify everyone's safety and make sure their needs are being met. As always, the safety of our associates is our number one priority.
    The Fire Department has control of the facility and will investigate the cause. They have allowed us limited access. The EPA and the Fire Department determined that there are no toxic fumes from the site. The ATF is on site investigating as well. As many of you know, over the past two years, we have invested a good bit in new fire suppression systems and those appear to have worked.
    We have communicated with our customers to let them know of our efforts to continue to meet their needs for aerosol products. Our Supply Chain is working on methods to maintain our commitments and will determine alternative sources until we can get the Marietta facility back on line. It will take us some time to fully assess what it will take to be running product back in that location. We are also considering how our Marietta associates can help us with the recovery efforts ahead of us. More will be shared with them next week

  • I can't ask this at sales meetings because there aren't any and in fact there aren't any places to have meetings, since we are no longer a national company.

    But to the point: Since two of our better selling products, Grip and TKO have poly scrubbing beads and there is now pending legislation in California, Illinois and New York to ban poly beads because they are polluting our water supply, what are your plans, or are you not aware of this? It would be better if you inform all of your distributors about this upcoming problem. I believe that in the spirit of environmental patriotism, Zep should cease production immediately!

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