Ron was hired as our purchasing manager at the Delaware City Plant in 1997 and is part of the 20+ year club at Kuehne. Ron served our country in the Navy for 6 years during stressful times at the peak of the Cold War and then post his military career worked in various purchasing positions for 25 years before coming to Kuehne. Ron is a valuable member of our team and is responsible for all purchasing and receiving activities at the plant. As part of his many purchasing activities he manages all import and export activities, raw material ordering and delivery logistics which includes monitoring the storage conditions of the salt piles at the Port, contract management, and is involved in contractor prequalification. Over the years, he has worked very hard with vendors to process invoices in a timely manner to reduce payment terms and eliminate late charges. He is also highly interested in safety, has been a member of our safety committee for over 10 years, and has recently embraced 5S and is one of our 5S champions. Ron has a passion to do what’s right for Kuehne and we are proud he is part of our team.
Kuehne introduces its newest addition, trailer 4050, to the caustic and bleach tanker fleet. Unit 4050 is an experimental FRP lined steel trailer designed to service the needs of bulk customers that have a need for less than 5,000 gallon deliveries with very tight locations. This trailer is capable of delivering up to 4,000 gallons yet has a small enough wheel base to navigate into those tougher locations. Kuehne is excited to have this new addition to the fleet to continue to provide our customers with the best in class service offering.