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SJF Presents – Rusty Iron Chef – Part 2

The saga continues…

Watch as Vance puts the finishing touches on the scrambled egg breakfast he made for the staff of SJF Material Handling.  Will Vance emerge as the next rusty Iron Chef??

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SJF Presents – Rusty Iron Chef – Part I

We recently thought it’d be fun to show you how our sales staff stays motivated on a Friday.  Our very own “Rusty Iron Chef” Vance Haugen hows us how to keep the troops happy and well-fed with his take on scrambled eggs.

This Friday tradition has been happening now for some time, and Vance, Jason and Jim decided to give it the “Iron Chef” treatment.  Watch now, as Vance begins to whip upsome delicious breakfast for the SJF staff.
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SJF Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

Yesterday, Sam Sterner accepted the ALS #IceBucketChallenge.  He subsequently challenged the SJF Sales Staff, and being as there are so many of them involved, we had to break out the skid loader to make sure everybody got a piece of the action.

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Employee Spotlight – Vance Haugen

Well, it’s finally happened – our employee spotlight has shone its beam into the deep and dark world of our sales department.  No matter the risk to body and soul, your intrepid reporter will brave this chasm of depravity and malfeasance* to bring you ever closer to understanding the people who make SJF tick.

Today, we get to meet Vance Haugen.  Vance would be considered one of the elder statesmen of the sales department, having been here for over 7 years.  Let’s learn a little more about Vance Haugen and what drives him to be one of SJF’s top-notch solutions specialists.
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Focus on the positive

Today, we’re checking in again with Rhonda Remer.  Rhonda has been in sales for over a year and from time to time, we like to get her perspective on how her journey in material handling sales is coming along.

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In July, I was $2,000 shy of the coveted $100,000/month mark in sales.   It would have been my second time to hit the milestone. I was initially a bit deflated but then I decided to step back and look at things from a different perspective.  What have I learned?  How much progress in my new position have I actually made? I will focus on thePreview positive.

1: I have a lot more knowledge about material handling products than when I started this gig. I’ve sold many different kinds of conveyor, carton flow track, balers, cantilever, hoppers, safety equipment, totes and bins, and of course Pallet Racking and accessories. This leads right into…

2: My knowledge has value.  A good way to gauge this is when new people start in the department.   SJF recently hired three new Solutions Specialists – all with extensive sales experience.  It is refreshing for me to be able to transfer knowledge on equipment and internal processes, as opposed to being the one who is asking all the questions.    I realized that my Greenhorn status has changed – I’m no longer the ‘new gal.’
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New Product – Bramidan Balers

SJF is happy to announce a new addition to our product line.  Bramidan Balers are among the safest, easiest to use and rugged balers available on the market today.  These balers come in a variety of different sizes and styles for almost any baling application you can come up with.

Bramidan was founded in 1975 and has been supplying baling machines and other waste management units to companies in Europe for almost 40 years.  Recently, they brought their high-quality yet low cost balers into the American market.
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