SJF's Material Handling Blog
Frank Sterner, second from the left, hands a ham to Ethan Heimkes, second from the right, for his holiday bonus. Also pictured are Ed Salonek, left, and Brian Springer, right.
Let the Holiday Season Begin!
The Thanksgiving holiday is all about traditions and SJF Material Handling has a tradition that involves some of our employee’s favorite things – FOOD! As in past years, Thanksgiving turkeys and hams were handed out to all SJF employees as a thank you for their hard work and dedication.
Pictured above are SJF Sales Specialists Tom Moore, left, and Jason Deiter, right, showing off their Thanksgiving goodies.
Reviews like the one James Skallerud provided below make it all worth the effort. Great job Eric and everyone that makes it happen each and every day.
BLOOMINGTON November 8, 2016 – SJF Material Handling Inc. has been selected for the 2016 Best of Bloomington Award in the Material Handling Equipment category by the Bloomington Award Program.
Each year, the Bloomington Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Bloomington area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2016 Bloomington Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Bloomington Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About Bloomington Award Program
The Bloomington Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Bloomington area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Bloomington Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.
SJF Sponsors Minnesota Outlaws
SJF was proud to sponsor the Minnesota Outlaws team in the 2016 Blizzard Bash demo derby on November 10-13 in Topeka, Kansas. The Blizzard Bash demolition derby event is a national event featuring the best drivers and car builders in the country competing in an arena-based team event. Teams compete in a single elimination, bracket-style competition to advance. The last team standing, wins.
Qualifying drivers of Minnesota Outlaws in the 2016 Blizzard Bash were Brad Haugen driving #2k, Matt Foss driving #25, Nate Foss driving #12x and Neil Shaw driving #50. Brad is the son of Vance Haugen, Sales Specialist at SJF Material Handling Inc. Brad won his first heat in the derby and went on to lose the next round.
The guys are already looking forward to next year.
Today in our Employee Spotlight is Rhonda Remer, SJF’s eStore Sales & Support Guru. Okay, her actual title is Sales & Support eStore Specialist, but those of us that work with her on a daily basis know that she’s our eStore Sales Guru!
Chances are that if you’ve ever asked a question about our eStore (via phone or email) or placed an online order, you’ve had the lucky privilege of meeting Rhonda. Rhonda has worn many hats over her 10 years at SJF… from shipping coordinator to direct sales to processing and customer service.
Name: Rhonda Remer
Department: eStore Sales & Support Specialist
Years at SJF: 10 years, this month.
What do you like most about working at SJF? I like the people, everyone in Sales has been super supportive, as I’ve taken on different roles here. And the ability to try and learn new things, lots of opportunity to grow.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not at work? Watching my son Remington play sports. I’m also somewhat of a movie buff and this past year I have become more active with my church. I balance it out with “Chill time” with my family.
What’s your favorite day? My Favorite day of the year is the day after Thanksgiving. My favorite day of the week is Friday… unless it’s football season… then Sunday!
Biggest pet peeve? Just one? The first thing that comes to mind is interrupting. Our society, conversationally, is really going down hill.
Name something about you, that people would be surprised to know: I’ve moved 37 times in my life. Yeah, and I’m only 50.
What question would you like to answer that you didn’t get asked: What one person is the biggest influence in your life? Hands down, my son Remington.