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Summer Fishing Contest Update – August Results

August's Winning Fish

August’s Winning Fish

The August results are in for the SJF Summer Fishing Contest.  With a 25-1/2″ Catfish, Lori Bachel wins this month’s prize!

It looks like we’ve got ourselves a contest after all!

Congratulations, Lori!

Three other entries for August were:

Sam Sterner with a 16″ Rainbow Trout

Brian Springer caught a 24″ Northern.

Photos of the other entries can be seen after the jump.
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Harding’s Hope Fundraiser

SJF’s Stafford & Diane Sterner joined Josh Harding, goalie for the MN Wild, to kick off his new foundation for MS. Josh was diagnosed a year ago and Sunday his new foundation … Harding’s Hope — made a successful debut at The Pourhouse in downtown Minneapolis, MN.

Event Photos

Warehouse Safety Infographic

Here’s a neat infographic about the inherent dangers of working in a warehouse.  This image will show you some stats on warehouse safety measures as well as:

  • Most accident Prone Areas
  • Top Injuries
  • Forklift Safety Information
  • Pallet Rack Failure Facts
  • and more…

 

Summer Fishing Contest Update – July Results

July's Winning Fish

July’s Winning Fish

The results are in for July.  Once again – Brian Springer takes first place with his 38-1/2″ King Salmon (approx 25 pounds).  What a beautiful fish – and congratulations again, Brian.

Hey, The Rest of the SJF Employees – Are you guys asleep?

Only Kidding…

We had some other entries this month as well, continue reading to see the photos.
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SJF Goes Responsive

SJF just released the new fully responsive layout of their website.

“The new design allows users across all devices to have a consistent, engaging experience.” says Kent Powell – SJF’s web designer/developer. “Responsive design allows us to focus on one web property (sjf.com) rather than fracture the site into desktop, mobile, and app versions.  The site automatically adapts to the medium being used to display it. ”

This new design is currently applicable to all of the used/feature pages on SJF.com as well as the home page – with the rest of the site to follow soon.  This new design makes the old mobile site (m.sjf.com) obsolete.  The old site will remain active for a time, however future development will be focused solely on the main sjf.com domain to make the entire site accessible from all devices.

Featured Client: Biery Cheese

Biery Cheese has been in business for over 75 years, providing top quality cheese products to all facets of food markets.  Biery Cheese takes food safety very seriously – as they have to, being a a U.S.D.A., F.D.A., Kosher, Organic, and Military approved facility.  Located in Ohio, Biery Cheese proudly serves clients across the USA.

The project that Biery Cheese contacted us about was the expansion of a run of pallet racking to store some packaging materials (boxes, etc.)  SJF was able to find some recently purchased beams and supports that perfectly fit the bill.
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Guest Post: The Essential Need for Sales & Marketing Cooperation

Sales & Marketing Management magazine recently ran an article entitled, “5 Reasons Why Sales Makes Marketing Mad.” The article was written by a marketing guy who likely had issues with salespeople.

He complained how salespeople talked too much about their commissions, how they didn’t have enough leads (followed by good, qualified leads). Not following up quickly (or at all) on the leads salespeople did have also ticked this writer off. This writer may have had a point. Sales people can be overbearing. But you know what? SO CAN MARKETERS!

Far too few marketers ever sold something. This is a problem, especially in the material handling industry where an intimate understanding of the market’s needs and challenges are vital.

This is why sales and marketing need a strong working relationship. In fact, there has never been a time before where the two departments need to work together in harmony.

Here’s FIVE reasons (after the jump):
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Company Barbecue – 6/28/2013

Ed & Eric (would you trust these guys with your food?)

Ed & Eric (would you trust these guys with your food?)

To kick off the summer, SJF held a company barbecue in the parking lot last week.  Hamburgers, Brats & Hot Dogs & even some Venison (Deer) were expertly grilled by our very own Eric Moen and Ed Salonek.

We even busted out our custom made SJF grill made from material handling components left over from various projects in the production shop.

All of the employees enjoyed their lunch and then played a little hoops before returning to work for the rest of the day.

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