New M/K warehouse reflects 'testament to fortitude'

Mar 05, 2013 | 01:08 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  Marmon/Keystone, tornado, emergency action plan, Joe Baucom, Greg Paugh, Corinna Petry

CHICAGO — Marmon/Keystone Corp. workers have moved into a rebuilt Birmingham, Ala., warehouse, a year after a tornado destroyed the former facility and forced operations to temporarily relocate.

The Jan. 23, 2012, storm arrived before working hours, so no one was injured, but the 120,000-square-foot facility "was structurally destroyed," said Joe Baucom, vice president for the southeastern region. "By about 7 a.m., the entire Birmingham branch was standing in the street looking at it." If employees had been inside, "we would have lost lives."....

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