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After Work Trap Shooting

Atlas Clay Pigeon ThrowerSJF just acquired an Olympic quality clay pigeon launcher so that we could offer employees the opportunity to burn off some stress after work by doing a little target shooting.  The idea originally came about when a group of employees expressed in interest in shooting clays. Recently, SJF had the opportunity to purchase this high quality clay thrower and decided to start a friendly bi-weekly target shooting club.

Loading Clay PigeonsThis past week saw SJF’s employees getting together after hours to break in the new Atlas clay pigeon machine. Needless to say, there was no lack of verbal taunting during the inaugural event. By the time the sun started to set, several challenges were made and accepted which will (of course) need to be settled in the weeks ahead. Stay tuned for more updates and photos.

Shown left, Dave Kieper brings more clay targets for the new Atlas thrower.

 

SJF Hires Three New Solutions Specialists

After an exhaustive search, SJF Material Handling (Winsted, MN) has hired three new solutions specialists (sales staff).  These three are stepping into some pretty big shoes that were recently vacated by a couple of other very prolific sales staff.  We sincerely wish them all the best and are looking forward to seeing what new skills and talents they can add to our growing family at SJF.

James Sinz has several years of experience working in sales and marketing in the construction industry, and is a former Army Ranger.

Eric Thovson comes to us with an auto sales and marketing background, and is very active in his community.

Thomas Moore has previous experience selling Skid Loaders and Compact Mini Skid Loaders and enjoys working with his cattle on his farm.

If you call in and talk w/one of these gentlemen, please welcome them, and wish them luck in this new endeavor.

Employee Spotlight – Lori Bachel

Today’s employee spotlight introduces us to Lori Bachel.  Lori is a finance machine! Any and all orders sent in to SJF will pass through her hands at least once.  The Sales guys give Lori a lot of flak, but she’s the one making sure that all of our ducks are in a row.  Without Lori at the helm, we would be lost.

Name:  Lori Bachel

Years at SJF: 2, but feels longer.

What do you like most about working at SJF?

That the supervisors trust that I will get my work done without hovering over me and micro-managing. I also like that most everyone at SJF has a pretty good sense of humor and are forgiving when you’re having a bad day.
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Featured Client: Excel Industries

Excel Industries is a leading manufacturer of turf care products.  Excel Industries produces the Hustler Turf Equipment and BigDog Mower Company product lines in their single production facility in Hesston, Kansas.  As the producers of the first zero-turn mower in 1964, Excel Industries has a long history of turf equipment experience.  In late 2012 Excel Industries entered into the mass market arena with the introduction of the Raptor product line.

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New Product – Lift Products, Inc. Lift Tables

SJF is now representing Lift Products, Inc’s line of lift tables.  Lift Products is known in the industry as having a high-quality product.  They offer many models available in several sizes.  SJF currently has available online their light duty lift tables, medium duty lift tables, heavy duty lift tables as well as their popular Roto-Max work positioner.

All of Lift Product’s tables can be customized either in size or with optional add-ons.  For details, please call an SJF representative at 800-598-5532.

Check Out Lift Products, Inc. Lift Tables

Equipment Wanted – 6/4/2014

SJF is Currently looking for the following equipment in good condition.  We pay CASH for used equipment.

View our “Most Wanted” list & tell us about equipment you have for sale.

or contact Sam Sterner: 320-485-4970 or samsterner@sjf.com

(Please include photos, quantities, location & additional equipment details in your email. )
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