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11 February 2019

Time Doesn’t Freeze for Patients – Marken Accelerates Supply Chain Operations During Polar Vortex

A strong winter storm hit the northeast U.S. causing dangerous sub-zero temperatures and some of the coldest weather the Chicago area had seen in decades. The result was a powerful polar vortex, which brought a sweep of Arctic air and record-breaking temperatures. At the peak of the storm, Chicago recorded temperatures of –23°F (or –30°C).

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Marken is a wholly owned subsidiary of UPS and is a critical part of UPS Healthcare. With Polar Speed and Marken included, the UPS Healthcare division staffs 128 locations with 5,500 employees worldwide.

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