Drum It Up! Steel Drum Industry News, Trends, and Issues

Don’t Cry Over Spilt Wine

November 3rd, 2011 by Dean Ricker

Filed under: Wine

Most of you who regularly read our monthly Newsletter are accustomed to hearing the latest news about our stainless steel wine barrels. This month however, we are taking a departure from that format. A recent story out of Sheboygan, WI caught our attention and reminded us that even in the wine world, two other Skolnik products can be of great use…the Salvage Drum and our line of Recover-All spill containers. A couple of months ago at Superior Discount Liquors in Sheboygan, WI, a shelf running the length of the store suddenly gave way, sending 6,810 bottles of wine and champagne hurtling to the floor. The collapse flooded the store and sent two nearby workers scurrying out of the way. The four level shelves had been successfully secure for 31 years. The company still doesn’t know what caused the shelf to fail. One lesson learned from this spill is that accidents can and do happen and every company, whether they are making wine, paint or perfume, needs to be prepared for spills. Even at the best run wineries, one wrong turn by a fork lift driver and an oak or even a steel barrel can be gashed or split open, spilling its valuable contents all over the floor. Keeping an extra Salvage Drum around is always a good idea for companies dealing with bulk liquids. Same goes for our line of Recover-All spill containers that are available with heavy duty casters or fork-lift attachments. If this story is not enough to convince you to be ready for an accidental spill, check out the video!

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2 Responses

  1. Joshua R. says:

    The video is hilarious… Great topic (and idea) Dean! Salvage Barrels for wine, who would have thought.

  2. Josh,
    Thanks for the comment and support! I relayed your comment to Dean.

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