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Most Friday mornings at the corporate office in Winsted you’ll find Vance Haugen, SJF Sales Specialist, cooking breakfast for the hungry crowd. This morning, however, a leprechaun must have made a showing because breakfast looked quite a bit different than it usually does – the scrambled eggs were green.
This leprechaun didn’t leave us any gold, but he did leave his mark on the breakfast eggs because they have never looked anything like this before!
As the Irish like to say:
“There are only two kinds of people in the world, The Irish and those who wish they were.”
May your day be filled with St. Pat’s Day fun, just like ours!
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Today in our Employee Spotlight is Joe Bachel, SJF’s Yard Supervisor and Mechanic Extraordinaire. Joe is a man of few words, but lucky for us at SJF, he’s also full of unending experience and knowledge (and maybe something else 😉 ). He can fix anything!
Name: Joe Bachel
Title: Yard Supervisor/Mechanic
Years at SJF: In May it will be 23 years.
What do you like most about working at SJF? Never a dull moment.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not at work? Working on my “toys” at home.
What’s your favorite day? Friday
Biggest pet peeve? Having to re-do things.
Name something about you, that people would be surprised to know: Nothing, I am an open book.
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A big shout out to Ben Yeater and Elite Storage Solutions for stopping by SJF last week. Ben was gracious enough to feed the entire sales team during his blow-by-blow video tour of Elite’s new and expanded storage rack product offerings for 2017.
We’re 27.4 lbs Lighter in Phase II of the Contest!
Phase II of the “Fit as a Fiddle” contest, sponsored by MedVelocity had the employees at SJF trimming the fat… quite literally! This is the second phase of a three-phase contest. The second round started on Monday, August 29, 2016 and went through Friday, January 13, 2017 with 10 contestants, all competing for the first, second and third place cash prizes.
A total of 27.4 pounds were lost, and seeing how this timeline went through the holiday season, we felt pretty good about that! Congratulations to Lori Bachel (1st place), Vance Haugen (2nd place) and Rhonda Remer (3rd place), as well as the rest of the gang for taking a step toward health!
Time for Celebration
Christmas at SJF is a time for celebration, not only because of the holiday season but because it is when we recognize the outstanding employees that make us what we are today.
Each year, SJF recognizes the sales team members with Sales Achievement Awards for their hard work and dedication over the last year. In addition, SJF awards Service Awards to employees celebrating a work anniversary for their many years of service.
Sales Achievement Awards
Two Million Dollar Club
Eric Thovson – Top Sales Person 2016. Eric sold a whopping $2.6 million dollars of products!
Kendal Kalamaha – $2.3 million dollars in sales for 2016.
One Million Dollar Club
Jason Deiter – $1.5 million dollars in sales for 2016.
Vance Haugen – $1.2 million dollars in sales for 2016.
Tom Moore – $1.6 million dollars in sales for 2016.
Rhonda Remer – $1 million dollars in sales for 2016.
Dedication and commitment are highly valued in any capacity, but in an employee is a special thing. SJF is proud to award the following staff members with Service Awards for their years of dedication:
Lori Bachel and Mark Dahlke – 5 Years of Service
Ed Salonek, Brian Springer and Rhonda Remer – 10 Years of Service
Jason Deiter – 20 Years of Service