Essential Critical Infrastructure Manufacturer Stays Open During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Peabody Engineering as a manufacturer of tanks used for disinfectants, Sanitation, Hospitals, water treatment and agriculture, as well as a manufacturer of telecommunications infrastructure equipment is considered an Essential Critical Infrastructure Manufacturer and therefore will STAY OPEN during this challenging period to do our part in protecting America’s well-being, health, safety and our vital infrastructure.

We stand ready to support President Trump and his COVID Response team to help keep America moving forward to defeat the invisible enemy we are now facing. With God’s help, we believe that we as a nation MUST pull together to face this crisis. We believe that just like many times in the past, AMERICA will prevail during this defining moment in history.

On behalf of the entire team at Peabody, we appreciate your continued confidence and support as we strive to serve all our supplier/business partners. As a Essential Critical Infrastructure Manufacturer – We are in this together!

Click to download information on “Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce: Ensuring Community and National Resilience in COVID-19 Response” which is from U.S. Department of Homeland Security – CISA (Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency).

Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19

COVID-19 Pandemic and What Peabody is Doing

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Peabody Engineering appreciates your continued confidence and support as we strive to go beyond boundaries in exceeding your expectations as a supplier/business partner. In light of the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, we at Peabody are striving to fully support President Trump in doing our part in mitigating this deadly virus by making some short term changes in the way we conduct our business.

We will remain open during our regular operating hours, but have suspended all travel and face to face meetings from today through April 6th, 2020 (for now). This may be extended based upon what we hear from the experts as we as a nation pull together to get through this potential health crisis. We also are not accepting any visitors to our facility during this period to reduce the risk of infection of our valued employees. You are important to us and we will continue to produce and ship our products to the extent we are able in the current situation. We anticipate that we may have staffing shortages due to quarantines, school closures and possible employee illnesses, but will do our best to ship your products as quickly as possible.

We realize this is a short term issue and hope to get back to “normal” as soon as possible, but we feel it’s important for our government and the private sector to work together to overcome this challenge. We appreciate your understanding, cooperation and support during this unprecedented season and stand ready to assist you in meeting your needs however we can. If you have any specific requirements, please reach out to us at your convenience. In the meantime, please join us in praying for our nation and the world in remaining calm, embracing a spirit of charity to help others in need, avoiding illness and finding a cure for this COVID-19 pandemic very soon.

On behalf of the entire team at Peabody, thanks again for your understanding and support.

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G.E.M. Going The Extra Mile February 2020

By G.E.M. Winners

G.E.M. Going the Extra Mile is an achievement given to a Peabody Team Member for exceptional contributions to the company’s success having gone above and beyond to help fellow Team Members meet and exceed work expectations. All Peabody Team Members have an opportunity to nominate another Team Member for the award. It is a monthly award.

Mark and Larry Present Jesse with G.E.M. AwardNominated by his fellow Peabody Team Members for a 2nd Time Win – Congratulations to Jesse Aramburo, who works in our Tank Prep Department, on being February 2020 G.E.M. Winner!

It is no surprise that Jesse has been selected again to win for the G.E.M. award, he quickly picks up what needs to be done, he adheres to the guidelines of production, no matter which department he is working in and he strives to produce 100% quality Peabody Products. He is a quick learning, conscientious team member, and eager to share his knowledge with new people who come to work in whatever department he is working. With a pleasant disposition and an eagerness to help wherever he is needed, Jesse is indeed a blessing to all those he works with and to Peabody Engineering!

Here are some of the comments we received on him from his fellow Team Members for G.E.M. Going the Extra Mile:

Jesse Aramburo
Jesse in the last two months has worked in Fiberglass, Eng Tanks and now is in Tank Prep. He goes and helps all departments when needed without any hesitation.

Jesse Aramburo
Jessie has been working in the department that prepares the Tanks before they leave Peabody Engineering and he is on top on QC 100%. He asks questions even if he already knows the answers. He’s on top of our customers wants and needs for their branded tanks and assorted items that go with those tanks.

Mark and Larry Present Jesse with G.E.M. Award

Jesse Aramburo
His no-nonsense approach to getting tasks done helps to keep production moving forward so we can get those orders out the door.

Go here to see what Jesse’s Team Members previously said about him when he won G.E.M. back in July 2018.

The Importance of NSF 61 Certification

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Does your drinking water storage tank meet NSF 61 requirements? Whether for operations in agriculture, vineyards, farm, fire protection, or water treatment, water safety is paramount in the production of potable water containment products. NSF 61 addresses those concerns.

Developed in 1988 by NSF International, an American product testing, inspection, and certification organization, NSF 61 establishes minimum requirements for the control of potential adverse human health effects from products that come in contact with potable drinking water or products that support the production of potable water. For manufacturers of drinking water containment products, NSF 61 is a critical certification to have. And not just for liquid containment manufacturers. NSF 61 includes all components of a drinking water system, including pipes, faucets, gaskets, coatings, meters, filers, and joining and sealing materials.

Getting certified takes some time. Material samples are analyzed for formulation, trace materials, and toxicology. Leaching tests are also performed over time to determine whether any chemicals will seep into the containers. Additionally, the certifying agency performs an audit of the manufacturing facility to confirm that the procedures and materials reflect those listed during the application process.  

Since 1952, Peabody Engineering has been designing, producing, and distributing commercial storage tank solutions to customers all over the globe. As commercial/Industrial liquid containment (Tank) manufacturing leaders, we work hard to stay ahead of the demands of the industry, including standards like NSF 61.   

We have designed a line of potable water and chemical tanks that are certified drinking water system components for health effects by NSF/ANSI/CAN 61.    

Gemini Dual Containment® Tanks for potable water and water treatment chemicals with capacities from 40 gallons to 1300 gallons are manufactured using XLPE, and Gemini® Tanks for potable water and water treatment chemicals from 5 to 1300 gallons are manufactured with LDPE and HDPE. Both are certified by NSF 61. Offered in a variety of tank sizes in both round and square configurations, the Gemini® Tanks, with standard features like the pump mounting platform, overflow dikes, vented lid, and threaded fittings all included offer years of trouble-free and maintenance-free service.

Our ProChem® Potable Water and chemical Tank models with capacities from 5 to 1500 gallons are manufactured with LDPE or HDPE, and models from 40 to 1500 gallons are manufactured with XLPE. All are NSF 61 certified. ProChem® Potable Water and chemical Tanks include an integrally molded pump mounting platform on top and standard process fittings for fill and discharge of water. Supplied with a large vented access opening and easy to read calibration in liters and gallons, the ProChem® Potable Water and chemical Tank line offer standard features not previously available.

Peabody Engineering is committed to providing safe, quality liquid containment products for drinking water applications. Visit our website to request a quote for an NSF 61 certified potable water and chemical tank solutions today. 

G.E.M. Going The Extra Mile December 2019

By G.E.M. Winners

G.E.M. Going the Extra Mile is an achievement given to a Peabody Team Member for exceptional contributions to the company’s success having gone above and beyond to help fellow Team Members meet and exceed work expectations. All Peabody Team Members have an opportunity to nominate another Team Member for the award. It is a monthly award.

Mark and Larry Present Jesse with G.E.M. AwardNominated by his fellow Peabody Team Members – Congratulations to David Martinez, who works as our CAD Design / Cad Drafter, on being December 2019 G.E.M. Winner!

Here are some of the comments we received on him from his fellow Team Members for G.E.M. Going the Extra Mile:

David Martinez
Steadfast approach to accomplishing his tasks, works well with others and is definitely a team player.

David Martinez
David is laser focused on what he needs to get done and he does a great job.

David Martinez
He is a little bit on the quiet side, but he is polite and pleasant to talk to.

David Martinez
Anytime I have ever needed help and reached out to David – he always helped with drawings and renderings of whatever what was needed for the project.

David Martinez
He is helpful especially if his own teammates are out of the office, he will take on the responsibility of trying to get you what you need.

David Martinez
Every now and then I will go to David with an immediate need for a CAD drawing and he has always accommodated me, he has never said no he can’t help.

G.E.M. Going The Extra Mile Year 2019

By G.E.M. Winners

G.E.M. Going the Extra Mile is an achievement given to a Peabody Team Member for exceptional contributions to the company’s success having gone above and beyond to help fellow Team Members meet and exceed work expectations. All Peabody Team Members have an opportunity to nominate another Team Member for the award. It is a monthly award.

Here are all our G.E.M. Winners for the Year 2019

Click individual images to read more about the winner

G.E.M. Going The Extra Mile November 2019

By G.E.M. Winners

G.E.M. Going the Extra Mile is an achievement given to a Peabody Team Member for exceptional contributions to the company’s success having gone above and beyond to help fellow Team Members meet and exceed work expectations. All Peabody Team Members have an opportunity to nominate another Team Member for the award. It is a monthly award.

Nominated by his fellow Peabody Team Members – Congratulations to Kyle Peabody who works in our Sales – Telecom Concealment and Composite Materials department, on being November 2019 G.E.M. Winner!

Here are some of the comments we received on him from his fellow Team Members for G.E.M. Going the Extra Mile:

Kyle Peabody
Kyle goes the extra mile everyday by helping fix major problems with the molding dept machines, besides learning a new job in FRP.

Kyle Peabody
Kyle always helps me even when he is not in the tank department. He helps when an oven is down, he helps me with customers he will help on calls.

Kyle Peabody
If I think something is not molded right, I can go to Kyle and he will take the time and explain to me what was going on.

Kyle Peabody
When the R/M dept needs help and they can’t figure out what is wrong with the machines. Kyle stops/drops what he is doing an gets thing fixed.

Kyle Peabody
All ways willing, all ways ready and all ways able to help when called upon.

Kyle Peabody
Kyle has many layers of knowledge having worked various areas of the warehouse and in the office. So, if you get stuck and need a knowledgeable person to help, Kyle will help you out.

Kyle Peabody
I have never heard Kyle say he can’t help – I don’t think it’s in his DNA. For as long as I have worked with him, he has given the help when asked.

 

 

 

 

Thanksgiving: You’re Welcome

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Happy Thanksgiving 2019Thanksgiving 2019 – We Hope You Enjoy This Years Thanksgiving Letter.

Our office will be closed on Nov 28th and 29th, 2019.

Well, it’s that time of year again. Valentine’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Summer Vacation, Labor Day and Halloween are all in the rearview mirror and all that’s left of 2019 is Thanksgiving and Christmas. Arguably, the best time of the year for joy, gratitude, reflection and renewal, time with family and loved ones and plenty of yumminess to consume and imbibe.

Boxes of decorations are coming out of the storage sheds and garage rafters and homes across America are being magically transformed into amazing wonderlands of seasonal décor as moms and dads are eating the last of the fun sized Snickers bars and Butterfingers in the bottom of those old pillowcases that were overflowing with treats a few short weeks ago.

Every Year, I reflect upon what Thanksgiving in America is all about. Why we celebrate it, try to impart a little historical relevance to it and hopefully impart a perspective lost in our current culture of negativity and the vilifying of those who risked it all and sacrificed their lives to toil, hardship and overwhelming adversity to establish what has become the greatest, most benevolent, charitable and accomplished civilization in the history of the world.

Stepping back in time for a quick flyover, you will see that throughout the epochs of recorded history, there has been an underlying theme of oppression, subjugation, genocide and misery for most of the people who ever lived, UNTIL America Became a Country. If we go back as far as the Phonecians, we remember they conquered a region which is today Syria, Lebanon and Northern Israel. They are credited with developing the alphabet (phonics anyone?), shipbuilding, glass making and the production of dyes and luxury goods. Seems like some pretty amazing people. They worshipped Yamm, the god of the sea and brother of Mot, the God of Death. This is where Baal worship began and the Evil Queen Jezzebel once ruled. Part of their worship involved sacrificing human children by casting them alive into a fire. Okay, maybe they weren’t so wonderful after all.

Read the full Peabody Engineering Thanksgiving newsletter by clicking here. It is in PDF format (2.97mb)

G.E.M. Going The Extra Mile October 2019

By G.E.M. Winners

G.E.M. Going the Extra Mile is an achievement given to a Peabody Team Member for exceptional contributions to the company’s success having gone above and beyond to help fellow Team Members meet and exceed work expectations. All Peabody Team Members have an opportunity to nominate another Team Member for the award. It is a monthly award.

Mark and Larry Present Jesse with G.E.M. AwardNominated by his fellow Peabody Team Members – Congratulations to Adrian Filip, who works as our CAD Design Engineer, on being October 2019 G.E.M. Winner!

Here are some of the comments we received on him from his fellow Team Members for G.E.M. Going the Extra Mile:

Adrian Filip
Adrian has really stepped up in the CAD department to lend a hand when others are out of the office. He has followed up on Telecom projects to ensure nothing falls through the cracks.

Adrian Filip
He helps fix design flaws in tanks and fiberglass concealments which helps us make better products.

Adrian Filip
Adrian is not the most talkative person but he is a friendly guy and he has positive things to say about others.

Adrian Filip
Adrian has helped me on numerous occasions when doing quotes or answering questions that need solutions quickly. Big help! Thank You!!

Adrian Filip
Adrian is my go-to guy in the CAD department since Richard has been back in school. When I call and ask for something or have a time sensitive project, he drops everything to help get it done. Fantastic team member!

G.E.M. Going The Extra Mile September 2019

By G.E.M. Winners

G.E.M. Going the Extra Mile is an achievement given to a Peabody Team Member for exceptional contributions to the company’s success having gone above and beyond to help fellow Team Members meet and exceed work expectations. All Peabody Team Members have an opportunity to nominate another Team Member for the award. It is a monthly award.

Nominated by his fellow Peabody Team Members – Congratulations to Harold Nugent who works in our Rotational Molding Department, on being September 2019 G.E.M. Winner!

Here are some of the comments we received on him from his fellow Team Members for G.E.M. Going the Extra Mile:

Harold Nugent
Happiest man in the warehouse. Harold loves his job, enjoys working with others. Encourages his teammates – very positive and loves to teach others a new career.

Harold Nugent
Harold helps other to become the best machine operator. He shows them the in’s/outs of molding, trains the temps to pay attention to detail. That being on time to work is already late. He leads by example and is a blessing to others.

Harold Nugent
Harold is proficient at his job duties and cares about the products he makes. Eager to lend a helping hand and helps temps to learn correct way of molding products.

Harold Nugent
Great worker – always willing to help others.

Harold Nugent
He consistently works at producing quality products. He is a positive person to be around.

Harold Nugent
I always see him in a good mood – enjoying his job.

Harold Nugent
He cares about what he is working on and he strives to make good products. He is a happy guy with a good attitude, makes it nice to work with him.