Employee Spotlight

NTDA Scholarships Winners Announced

October 29th, 2020

Every year, the National Trailer Dealers Association (NTDA) awards scholarships to recently graduated high school seniors who will be full-time, degree-seeking students at an accredited college in the fall. Applicants must be a child of an Individual actively employed by an NTDA dealer, Dealer Branch, or Allied company. The selection committee considers a number of factors when choosing winners, including academic capability, references, and participation in school and community activities.

We are pleased to announce that two children of Hale Employees have been awarded scholarships for 2020:

• Gabriella Sozio, daughter of Justin Sozio, is attending Rowan University

• Brandon Herr, son of Dan Herr, is attending High Point University

Hale Trailer always takes pride in the accomplishments of our employees and their families, and we wish you the best of luck in your college careers!

A Family of Scholars

June 12th, 2020

Zac Herr, son of Dan Herr in Baltimore Rental Operations, graduated Mount Aloysius College in Cresson, Pa. May 2019.  He graduated with a Degree in English while playing four years of soccer.  He was part of a Senior class that lead Mount Aloysius to the NCAA Division III Soccer playoffs for the first time and set numerous records for wins, goals, and defense over the four years.  Zac worked for Hale Baltimore during the summers while in college. Zac now is working full time for a Law Firm in Timonium, Maryland while coaching soccer for Archbishop Curley High School and Baltimore Celtic SC.  Zac is pursuing a career in Sports Journalism.

Brandon Herr will graduate from Archbishop Curley High School in 2020.  Brandon will graduate with a Cumulative GPA of 3.9 for all four years.  He has played Soccer at Curley all four years and for the last three years played for Baltimore Celtic SC, both of which are two of the best soccer programs in the country. In 2020, Curley compiled a record of 16-2-1 and fell just a short in the MIAA Championship game. In the fall of 2020, Brandon will attend High Point University in North Carolina as a Presidential Scholar.  He plans to get a Masters in Data Analytics with a concentration in Sports.

Congratulations to both of you, and best of luck in the years ahead!

Zac Herr

Brandon Herr

What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been

June 9th, 2020

Hale Trailer said goodbye to one of its own recently. After 14 years at Hale Trailer, Steve Hoekstra retired as Branch manager of our Springfield branch. A lifetime trailer professional, Steve’s professionalism and knowledge, not to mention the joy he brought to work every day, will be missed. A huge Grateful Dead fan, Steve Was presented with a signed copy of his favorite album, American Beauty, and a 45 of the “Truckin’” LP at his retirement luncheon.

You will be missed, Steve. Enjoy your retirement.

The Welfare of the People is the Highest Law

May 28th, 2020

McCall Behringer, daughter of Baltimore Rental Operations Manager Nina Behringer, is set to graduate “virtually” on Friday May 29, 2020 from the Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh, PA with her Juris Doctorate Degree.  She will sit for the Pennsylania Bar Exam in September 2020.

McCall is officially a “Double Duke” as she also received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Duquesne in May 2017 with a major in Public Relations and Multiplatform Journalism.

Congratulations, McCall, from everyone at Hale Trailer.

College Bound

May 21st, 2020

Congratulations to Olivia Edwards, daughter of Jennifer, Parts and Service Admin in our Delmar Branch! Olivia recently graduated from Kent County High School with Distinguished Honors. Quite the accomplished young woman, Olivia has danced tap, ballet and jazz for 15 years, is President of FFA for Kent County, is a Member of the National Honor Society, and a Youth Leader in her church. Graduating with a 4.2+ GPA, she will be attending Stevenson University in the fall to studying Nursing. She hopes to one day be a trauma nurse. Your mom is very proud of you, Olivia, and so is everyone at Hale Trailer.

Excellence in Education

May 14th, 2020

The nominations are in for 2021 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year, and we are pleased to have a Hale connection with one of them! Kerri Lynn Markert, wife of Tim Markert Jr., Allentown trailer sales, has been named a finalist in the competition.

Kerri teaches kindergarten at Paxinosa Elementary School in the Easton Area School District, where she has taught for 3 years. She also leads the summer program for incoming kindergarten students. Elise Jones, Principal, said, “Mrs. Markert is truly deserving of this recognition and we are so lucky to have her on our Paxinosa and EASD team.”

Way to go, Kerri, we’re rooting for you in the finals!

Emerging Adventures

May 11th, 2020

How are Hale Trailer employees and their families handling the COVID-19 shutdown? If you’re Mike McPeak, from the marketing team, and his family, it’s raising butterflies from caterpillars in a custom built butterfly house. Natalie, 4, and Abigail, 2, received 10 caterpillars by mail, which in a span of two weeks formed into chrysalides, and then emerged as Painted Lady Butterflies. In a front yard ceremony on a gorgeous spring day, the butterflies were released into the wild. The girls were sad to see them go, but happy that they would be able to fly free. And they still have the house they built to raise something else. According to Natalie, Praying Mantis eggs are next on the list.

Student of the Month!

April 26th, 2019

David Zile, of our Allentown branch, and his wife Catherine, are very proud of their middle child, Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn was named Pride of the Lions “Student of the Month” for April at Nitschmann Middle School Bethlehem, PA.

Kaitlyn is a 6th grader and first time recipient of the award.  Kaitlyn is a high honor role student and enjoys playing the trombone for the schools marching band.  She is also a patient Philadelphia Eagles fan!  Her proud parents, and everyone at Hale Trailer, wish her a very bright future!

#NitschmannNation #BASDEncourage

Retiree Luncheon

March 6th, 2019

Our Hale retirees recently got together for an afternoon of laughs and fellowship. Each quarter, Hugh Cunningham organizes the luncheon by reaching out to the Hale retirees.  They select the best date, and meet up at the Voorhees Diner, local to our Voorhees branch. Several retirees will travel from other states to join in on the fun.  The friendly bond they all share cannot be replaced. Even after retirement at Hale Trailer, you still have your Hale family.

Hale Retirees:

Dan Carter & wife Joyce Carter, Cliff Crist, Hugh Cunningham, Ira Eckstein, Bill Fryer, Ray Jones, Larry Lebeau, Michael Liquori, Angela Pieloch, Jean, Salwach, Tony Vadurro, and Joe Tibbels, and Nancy Germo

A Lion’s Pride

February 22nd, 2019

David Zile, of our Allentown branch, and his wife Catherine, are very proud of their oldest daughter, Lauren. Lauren was named Pride of the Lions “Student of the Month” for February at Nitschmann Middle School Bethlehem, PA. Lauren is an 8th grader and two time recipient of the award. While maintaining honor role throughout her academic career she also plays the flute and has been chosen to be a member of the Liberty H.S. Grenadier Band. Lauren was also a member of the Ladies Volleyball team that went undefeated for the 1st time in school history this past fall. Her proud parents, and everyone at Hale Trailer, wish her a very bright future! #NitschmannNation #BASDEncourage

Dave and Catherine Zile, with their Daughter Lauren
Lauren Zile, Student of the Month

Off to College!

May 11th, 2018

Tom Hunsicker, from our Allentown branch, has many reasons to be proud of his granddaughter. Amber Hunsicker will be attending Kutztown University this fall. She is the first to go to college in their family.   Her hard work and dedication mean the world to her grandfather. We are so proud of Amber, and want to CONGRATULATE her on her accomplishments!

First to go to college

Miracles at Christmas

December 1st, 2016

The Hale Trailer family is Growing! With triple doubles! We are so blessed to announce the arrivals of seven babies in 3 families at Hale Trailer.

Hale employee, Jason Eide, inventory control in Portland, and his wife Jenea welcomed identical twin daughters, Jazmine and Julianna, on November 21st, 2016. Jazmine was 4 lbs. 2 oz and 17 ¼ inches long. Julianna was 4 lbs. 2oz. and 17 ¾ inches long. Both Jazmine and Julianna are both very lucky to have 2 older brothers, Jayden and Jonathan to help take care of them! We wish a double congrats to the Eide Family.

Our next employee, Adam Rogers, Service Technician in Voorhees, and his wife Christina, welcomed fraternal twins Michayla and Roman on May 9, 2016. Michayla was 6 lbs 9 oz. 19 inches long, and Roman was 6 lbs 10 oz. 20 inches long. Michayla is older by 1 minute. Andrew, Adam and Christina’s 5 year old son, loves being a BIG BROTHER! Wishing double the joy for the Rogers Family!

And our first twins of 2016 were welcomed by Kelly Hale-McBride and her husband Scott McBride, the Director of Facilities in Voorhees. Last year, October 3, 2015 Scott and Kelly welcomed their first child, Liam to the family. Liam was 6lbs 12 oz. when he was born. Many prayers were answered, and on March 21, 2016 Delaney and Nora were born. Delaney was 2 lbs 12 oz, and Nora was 2 lbs. 15 oz. They spent the first few months at Virtua Hospital. The girls are doing great, and growing so fast! You could call the McBride babies “the Irish triplets”. Wishing triple the happiness for the McBride family!

Jazmine, Julianna, Jason, Jenea, Jayden, and Jonathan
Adam, Christina, Andrew, Michayla and Roman
Delaney, Liam, and Nora

We are so happy to announce the growing Hale Trailer families!