Beat the Winter Blahs

It’s so easy to get sucked into the winter blahs this time of year. The holidays are officially over and it’s nothing but dark and cold outside. We can help you to shake off those blues with these tips:

clean and messy deskDeclutter! Starting your day with a clean space can help you to be more productive and creative. Take advantage of the time spent indoors and clean your desk, office, purge old files, etc. Why stop there? Go ahead and make the rest of your life just as productive and clean your fridge, organize your closets and more. This is a great way to keep yourself organized and ready to start the year off right.

 

winter blues pop of colorAdd a splash of color to your wardrobe! 

Adding color to your day will brighten your mood and get the creative juices flowing! Why not add a colorful scarf or tie to your attire?

 

Add color to your office

Give your office or room at home a bright new look! 

Adding pops of color can really lighten the mood on those cold, dark days! You can easily do this with small office decor or add some flowers in a vase!

 

play outside in the winterGet outside and play!

Bundle up and get outside for some exercise, especially on sunny days! Sunlight is a natural mood-enhancer and exercise stimulates and warms the body.

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Do You Know How to Check Your Liquid Glue This Freeze Season?

Freeze Season Is HereWith freeze season here it’s important to know how to protect your liquid products. This winter please be sure your receiving department knows to do the following before signing the carrier’s delivery receipt.

When a liquid adhesive arrives, open the container and examine the contents for the following conditions:

  1. Check to see if the adhesive temperature has gone below 32°F or 0°C
  2. Does the product look coagulated resembling cottage cheese
  3. Is there water separation in the product
  4. Is the product hard and frozen

*If freeze indicator was used you must still check the product as mentioned above. 

If you discover any of these conditions and the Bill Of Lading is marked “Protect From Freezing” reject the shipment and state your exception in writing on the delivery receipt. If you choose to receive the shipment, you assume responsibility for the condition of the freight received. If you discover a problem after the carrier has left, call the carrier and request an immediate inspection. For other questions, call your AJ Adhesives Customer Service Representative at 314.652.4583.

Keep In Mind:

  • Place purchase orders early in the week so the product is not in transit over the weekend
  • Be sure to always keep liquid adhesives in storage areas at or above 55°F and away from open doors, cold areas, or any areas exposed to cold conditions
  • Please be sure to inspect all liquid adhesive products upon delivery in the presence of the carrier’s driver to ensure there is no evidence of frozen product. If this is not done, and the receiver accepts the goods, it is assumed the goods are not frozen at the time of delivery and it becomes the responsibility of the consignee
  • Order truckload quantities when possible to receive additional heat protection
  • Transit times may vary due to unpredictable weather/road conditions; encourage customers to buffer transit to ensure timely delivery

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2014 AJ & IHC Summer Meetings

Our AJ IHC team had our summer meetings June 16th-June 19th at our St. Louis Headquarters. This is an opportunity for the entire company to get together from across the country for educational training and growth development planning. As departments we showcase our growth and explain how we plan to grow even more in the remaining part of the year.

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It’s this time of year our IHC team also gets the chance to shine and really show off how much work they’ve put into the year so far. After reviewing our brand and team growth for the first half of the year each IHC team member gets to share their successes.

IHC team gets to showcase their individual service growth and role development.

 

 But it’s not all work. At AJ we believe: work hard, play harder! So after our meetings we get together for some good food and fun. The annual washers and bags game is always a fierce competition for all!

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