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West Bend can insure your commercial distribution business

If you own or operate a distribution business, your focus is on logistics. You understand the constantly moving parts that must be managed to make your business successful. While your emphasis is on getting the product out the door, it’s also important to ensure your business is properly protected with insurance coverages that meet your specific needs. We may have just the right program for you!

Our focus is on distributors who engage in wholesale selling and distributing of food, drink, building materials, or various dry good products. These businesses might also perform packaging and sorting for their clients.

West Bend may be a good fit for your distribution business if the owner and management maintain a comprehensive safety and training program that outlines expectations and provides regular safety and job training to employees, has excellent housekeeping practices, and if the building is equipped with appropriate theft, fire, and smoke detection alarm systems.

If you think West Bend is the right insurer for your valuable business, be sure to talk to your Official Supplier of the Silver Lining. Click here to find an agency near you.


Celebrate National Picnic Month safely

July is National Picnic Month. It’s a great opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy the summer weather with family and friends. While the focus may be on conversations and other activities, it’s important to make sure food is handled properly. As the temperature increases, so does the potential for foodborne bacteria.

Following a few simple steps during your picnic can help protect you and your loved ones from getting sick from food poisoning. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) categorizes safe food handling into these four simple steps.

  • Clean – Wash hands and surfaces often.
  • Separate – Separate raw meats from other foods.
  • Cook – Cook to the right temperature.
  • Chill – Refrigerate foods promptly.

For more details on each of these steps, as well as information on packing, transporting, preparing, and serving picnic food, check out this guide from the FDA.


Dehumidifier Safety

Spring and summer are prime seasons for increased humidity. Basements, crawl spaces, and indoor pool or spa areas are key locations that may be effected by moisture in the air. When not addressed, excessive humidity can result in mold, musty scents, uneven floorboards, and stains on walls and ceilings. Dehumidifiers can do a great job of minimizing moisture and protecting your home, but there may be some risk involved.

Over the last 15 years, there have been a number of high-profile dehumidifier recalls from several name-brand manufacturers after faulty units caught fire. In some cases, these fires were devastating to the homeowners. Before you turn on your dehumidifier, please make sure it hasn’t been recalled.

Check out these West Bend Cares blogs for more information.

Dehumidifiers can overheat and catch fire. Do you have one?

A faulty dehumidifier could burn your house down

Then, if you want to learn more about dehumidifier operation and maintenance, as well as dehumidifier components and common failure modes, read Dehumidifier Fires – Expert Article on Forensic Investigations.

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