MPC assists National Guard with Hurricane Irma relief

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MPC and National Guard help Irma relief

On Tuesday, Sept. 12, on the heels of Hurricane Irma, the National Guard sought help from MPC with getting to Florida to aid in the hurricane response there.

Tim Picklesimer, MPC terminal manager, received the call for help from Anna Oehler of the Wisconsin National Guard. The guard needed to fill its fuel transport trucks, and MPC’s terminal was en route to the guard’s destination. Picklesimer worked with Ellen Carr, MPC territory manager, to complete the transaction.

“The National Guard was calling on Marathon to help them coordinate diesel resupply for their large convoy of military vehicles,” said Carr. “Marketing and TT&R quickly mobilized an internal team of business partners and enlisted help from two generous customers. We needed their help because without them, our product would not have been able to be transferred to the military transports.”

According to Picklesimer, the trucks arrived at the terminal in Paducah, Kentucky, around 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13. Within three hours, MPC had loaded six military transports with a total of 11,000 gallons of diesel fuel. This diesel would fuel the military convoy during its trip to Montgomery, Alabama, and then Jacksonville, Florida, to assist with Hurricane Irma relief.

The response effort was completed with help from various groups within MPC, including Marketing, Law-Title & Contracts and TT&R.