By Megan Miller, Editor
TRUSSVILLE – Amerex division was recently recognized by the State Department for its emergency supply of firefighting foam to Iraq.
An emergency response request for firefighting foam to battle oil and sulphur fires in Iraq was answered by a division of Amerex called Solberg.
A total of 75,437 gallons of foam in 1,372 drums was delivered for airlift out of Oslo, Norway, Chicago and McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey. Delivery of foam to each of the airlift locations was critical to the process, as foam concentrate had to be delivered in the shortest time possible. Orders were received, manufactured, packaged and shopped within four to five days.
“This effort was truly the result of interagency and international cooperation. The Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction is extremely grateful to all of you that answered phone calls and emails well after midnight, reached out to friends of friends, and worked tirelessly and creatively to quell the blaze,” Phillip Dolliff, director of the Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction in the U.S. Department of State, said in a letter. “We could not have accomplished this task without you, and we deeply appreciate your partnership and support.”
Amerex was founded in 1971 and joined the McWane family of companies in 19999. The company manufactures industrial/commercial fire extinguishers and fire suppression systems for commercial and government markets. The company manufactures more than three million fire extinguishers annually.
The 35,000 square foot manufacturing facility is headquartered in Trussville.