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Monday, April 27, 2020

Featured Distributor: Global Industrial Launches R3 Program - Restore, Return, Rebound

Global Industrial, an AmpliVox partnered distributor, launches their Restore, Return, Rebound (R3) Program providing businesses guidance and product solutions to keep employees and customers safe. The R3 Program represents the three R's for businesses: Restore the facility, Return to work, and Rebound the business.

The R3 Program provides customers guidance on room-by-room best practices for working in the post COVID-19 world, including new solutions for cleaning and sanitizing requirements, indoor and outdoor maintenance, social distancing aids such as signage and separators, and how to reconfigure floor plans for everything from bathrooms and breakrooms to lobbies, common areas, and supply closets.

"Global Industrial is an essential business, and with that comes a responsibility to our customers and their employees," said Barry Litwin, CEO of Systemax.

"We are here to assist businesses and facilities in hardening their environments with solutions and products for maintenance, social distancing office configurations and rebounding successfully in a post-COVID-19 world," Litwin continued.

An R3 Program Guide will be packaged with all shipped orders beginning in late April, and the guide, along with more detailed information, is available on www.globalindustrial.com/r3 to provide customers with online access as needed.

Global Industrial said that to further aid in the recovery effort, it is temporarily waiving shipping charges for "Everyday Essentials" such as janitorial and sanitation, packaging, safety products and select tools.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

ULINE Owner Pushes to End Shutdown, Recall Wisconsin Governor

Liz Uihlein, president of the shipping supply company ULINE, has reportedly urged her employees to support a petition to recall the governor of Wisconsin over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

"I want to see America get back to work," Uihlein told Bloomberg, explaining why she opposed Evers' decision to extend the state's stay-at-home order for five additional weeks.

"We love our customers, and we love our employees.

We think about our employees and their families. We need a strong economy and a healthy business to support them."

The request bothered some staffers, in part because they consider Uihlein insufficiently supportive of work-from-home policies -- something her company disputes, calling its employees’ health and safety “our top priority.”

According to the company, numerous measures have been implemented to reduce the potential for COVID-19 infection. They include more deep cleaning, social distancing practices, work-from-home and a $5-per-hour pay increase for customer service and warehouse employees.

ULINE is a privately held American company which offers shipping and other business supplies such as our AmpliVox Mity-Meg Bullhorns. It has approximately 6,000 employees and is headquartered in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

How to Prepare for an Emergency with Portable Sound Systems

Emergencies can strike at any time. Make sure your business, organization, school or community is prepared with a portable sound system. In an emergency every second counts, shouting over the noise can waste precious seconds. You need to make sure you are heard.

A lightweight portable sound system is a great way to make sure everyone hears your message clearly and quickly.

In the first moments of a disaster roughly 10% of people panic.

80% essentially do nothing, unable to come to terms with what is happening they freeze.

The remaining 10% jump into action.

One of the main points of conducting emergency drilling is to train the 10% to begin coordinating the activities of the eighty percent trying to get them to do the right thing.

Communicating the action plan quickly and effectively prevents the panic group from influencing the behavior of the eighty percent awaiting further instructions.

Portable sound systems such as megaphones can help your emergency planning leaders effectively communicate during the critical stages of the emergency.

By having these leaders use this type of communication equipment, they can effectively override the noise, commotion, and sense of panic that can impair any organized emergency plan.

There are also long-range weatherproof systems which are ideal for directing emergency crews and crowd control in larger areas.

These systems are ideal for situations that require moving personnel from indoor facilities to an inclement outdoor environment where the elements may add to the complexity of the emergency.