FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(LUBBOCK)- At about 2:40 this afternoon, the alarm on monitoring systems at Llano Logistics alerted management to an ammonia leak in an isolated refrigeration room at the facility. The plant was immediately evacuated of about 50 team members. The leak was contained to an isolated area, so there was no perceptible ammonia odor and no exposure to team members.
Lubbock Fire and Rescue responded to the call and assisted in closing the leak and the building was cleared for work to resume at about 4 p.m.
Cash Eagan, general manager of Llano Logistics said, “The monitoring system did exactly what it was designed to do and our team members responded perfectly to clear the building, exactly as we practice. I am really proud of our team members.”
About The United Family®
In its 104th year of operation, United Supermarkets, LLC – d.b.a. The United Family – is a Texas-based grocery chain with stores in 53 communities in Texas and New Mexico. A self-distributing company with headquarters and their distribution center in Lubbock, The United Family currently operates 94 stores under five unique banners: United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos, Albertsons Market and United Express, along with ancillary operations R.C. Taylor Distributing, Praters and Llano Logistics. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Albertsons Companies. For more information, please visit www.theunitedfamily.com.
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