Rolt Heights [82,16]
This is a factory located in the suburb of Rolt Heights owned by Munson Foods Inc., and was a poultry plant that mainly processed turkeys before the outbreak. It was known for an extremely high turnover rate among its regular workers, though there was a core group that remained constant. The plant also employed convicts through a prison work program, who made up roughly 25% of the employees.
The owner, Joseph P. Munson, or just Joe (as he insisted on being called), visited the plant often, as it was the target of constant union organizers who greeted and passed out flyers to the departing workers in the parking lot. Joe Munson's father, Daniel Munson, had been one of the targets of the Rolt Heights General Strike of the 1940's. This had had an effect on young Joe Munson and he became a vehement anti-union man who had threaten to close or burn down the factory before allowing its workers to become unionized. The workers enjoyed Joe's visits and actually looked forward to the union organizers showing up, just so they could laugh behind their hands at Joe's wild ranting in his office and, more likely than not, up and down the hallways of the plant.
Despite Joe's success at keeping the unions away though, he was much less fortunate when it came to the government. Munson Foods was fined so many times for flagrant safety violations that it became a running joke among the workers. They prided themselves on their hardiness and they liked watching the new workers come and go; often bleeding as they went.
Joe gave away a free turkey to each worker on seemingly random holidays or whenever the mood struck him. Every so often money would be handed out "under the table" as well. It was rumored that Joe also made special arrangements for his prison workers. These arrangments included getting them almost anything they could want that they could not obtain in prison. Despite Joe's reputation for an unsafe work environment, many of his core workers cultivated affection for their slightly crazed boss.
During the "Malton Incident", there were reports from some people that they had seen Joe charging through the streets with a shotgun, shouting about "The God damn unions!" while shooting zombies at random intervals along the way. Since that fateful day Joe has not been confirmed by anyone as still alive, but he has gained a sort of Elvis reputation. There have been various reports occasionally surfacing of someone spotting "ol' Turkey Joe". As time passed these tales became increasingly wilder and more unbelievable.
Today the plant sits silently. Former workers claim that they never thought the place could stink much worse than it did when it was operational. Now the stench of rotting turkeys can be smelt long before a survivor reaches the doors and former workers admit it gets much worse once you are actually inside. The survivors who make use of the plant today are almost always seen wearing surgical or gas masks.
This building should be Extremely Heavily barricaded at all times. This is in accordance with the mutually supported Rolt Heights Barricade Plan set forth in agreement with local survivor groups. This building is meant to serve as a safehouse for Malton's veteran survivors.
It should be noted that as no specific survivor group monitors nor maintains the barricades associated with this barricade plan, so therefore it is not considered to be enforced. As such, survivors should always expect to find the barricades set at varying levels depending on the survivors inside the building. For the most part though, survivors should always expect to find this building over-barricaded rather than under-barricaded simply due to survivor nature.
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