Employee Spotlight

Now Batting… HR Derby Champion, Cole Hertzler!

September 5th, 2012

Ashley Hertzler (Allentown Admin) and her husband, Troy, have quite the reason to be proud parents! Their ten-year-old son, Cole, competed in the Phillies Home Run Derby at Citizens Bank Park and won! Cole competed for the title among over 2,500 boys his age and came out the champion. Prior to the Phillies game Cole was awarded his trophy from Erik Kratz, Phillies catcher. Cole can add to his collection a signed Carlos Ruiz baseball and a signed Erik Kratz picture. Hale congratulates Cole on this awesome achievement!

Welcome Natalie Elizabeth Fol!

August 30th, 2012

Hale would like to congratulate Ryan Fol (Springfield Rentals/Sales) and his wife, Melissa, on the birth of their daughter.

Natalie was born August 27th at 6:17 pm and came in weighing 8.1 lbs at 20.5″ long. Both mother and daughter are doing well. Wishing Ryan and Melissa happiness as they bring home their new bundle of joy!

Welcome Brendan Kevin Zwick!

July 8th, 2012

Hale Trailer would like to congratulate Scranton General Manager, Kevin Zwick, on the latest addition to the Zwick family. Kevin and wife Colleen welcomed baby Brendan into their family on the fourth of July – an extra special reason to celebrate Independence Day! Brendan joins his older sister, Julia, who is three years old and loves giving her new brother kisses whenever she can. Brendan came in weighting 7lbs and 12 oz at 20” long. But dad says that his son’s arms and feet are very large for a newborn – “I’m hoping he will either play shortstop or wide receiver someday!” We’re thinking Pirates or Steelers.

Hale Trailer Welcomes Marc Staley to the Million Dollar Sales Circle for his performance in 2011.

February 8th, 2012

The Voorhees branch salesman of five years was the number one salesman for the 2011 calendar year. Marc celebrated his victory at the 2012 Superbowl in Indianapolis. Joining the Giants fan was Hale seasoned veteran and long-time employee, Gary Bangor, a Patriots supporter. Marc and Gary, who are normally vying for top position in the sales ranking, would be duking it out over football and their favorite teams! Vice President of Sales, Bill Fryer, joined them to ensure no foul play and to guarantee these two key players came back in one piece! Football victories aside, the weekend was a celebration of Hale’s sales success, thanks to Most Valuable Player, Marc.

Over 132 Years of Service!

February 1st, 2012

Hale Trailer’s Allentown branch enjoyed some fun and fellowship at local restaurant, The Stoned Crab, on Thursday, January 24 as they bid three loyal employees farewell. The retirement dinner honored Rich Leiby, 41 years, Marcia Benfer, 45 years, and Doug Kistler, 46 years. These three outstanding workers faithfully served both the Allentown Brake & Wheel & Hale organizations for over 132 years!

Life’s just beginning, enjoy the golden years!

Rich Leiby, Service Manager, & wife, Marie
Marcia Benfer, Office Manager, & husband, Bob
Doug Kistler, Manufacturing Manager & wife, Helen

Carrie Cain Selected as 2012 NTDA Scholarship Recipient

January 3rd, 2012

Carrie Cain, daughter of Hale Trailer employee Carrie Amoroso, Jacksonville, FL, has been awarded NTDA’s annual scholarship.

Carrie is an artist who plans to transfer to the University of North Florida to complete her degree in Fine Arts, and minor in Digital Imaging. Her dream is to create for Disney Studios or possibly Pixar. At left we see Carrie receiving her scholarship and at right Carrie poses for a shot with Mrs. Jean Hale.

Carrie participates in Special Olympics in swimming and bocce, and earned two gold medals in bocce this past May at the state level. Her talent, ambitiousness, and competitiveness are sure to help her reach her future goals.

As a high-functioning autistic individual, Carrie has had to overcome a few obstacles, but failure is not an option for her. While in highschool, she was also enrolled at Florida State College in Jacksonville where she was recognized for her outstanding accomplishments.

Carrie’s teachers describe her as having a hunger for knowledge, being active in her school and also in her community. She participates in cheerleading, basketball, softball, choir, and she takes part in a number of volunteer activities.

On October 7th Carrie was honored at NTDA’s (National Trailer Dealers Association) 21st Annual Convention at The Breakers in Palm Beach, FL. Bridgestone Bandage Tire Solutions and Meritor, Inc. underwrite the $7,000 scholarship that is awarded annually. Applications are available each April and are due in July. For more information visit www.ntda.org.

NFL Season Kicks Off!

January 1st, 2012

5th Annual Customer Appreciation Fishing Trip

December 12th, 2011

Hale Trailer’s 2011 Customer Appreciation Fishing Trip was a huge success!Several Stripers over 40″ were caught by some very happy friends of ours from Crystal Steel Fabricators, Mid Atlantic Transport, D W Burt Construction, Ellis Farms and DogFish Head Craft Brewery. It was a great day on the Chesapeake Bay!

Pictured from left to right: Webb Dulin – Mid Atlantic Transport, Dan Burt – D W Burt Construction, Jesse Ellis – Ellis Farms, Bill Kaiser – Crystal Steel Fabricators, Frank Payton and Greg Christmas – DogFish Head Brewery

Hale Congratulates their “20 Plus” Employees!

December 2nd, 2011

Hale Voorhees took some time out of their annual Safety Awards luncheon to congratulate and thank several employees who have been with the company for over twenty years.

Pictured from left to right: controller Hugh Cunningham with Hale 20 years, rental manager Ira Eckstein also 20 years, rental/salesman Ray Jones with Hale 25 years, EVP Dave Tomasello at 24 years, and mechanic Bob Baker with Hale for 25 years.

C. Elmer Carter Jr.

November 25th, 2011

Hale Trailer proudly and respectfully honors the life of C. Elmer Carter Jr., uncle to Facilities Manager, Dan Carter, and his wife, Joyce Carter, who works in rental admin. Elmer, age 102, went to be with his Lord on November 22nd of this year.

Elmer was a veteran of World War II, having served with distinction as Regimental Sergeant in the U.S. Army. Elmer was under the command of well-known generals Patton, Eisenhower, Bradley, and Clark. His service earned him six Battle Stars for participation in the battles of North Africa, Sicily, Naples, Rome, the Po Valley, and the Northern Apennines.

Though Elmer’s name may not be written in history books like the names of the famous generals he served under, Elmer is recognized as a true patriot and selfless hero here at Hale.

Though we may have lost his physical presence, Elmer’s legacy continues in the hearts of his loved ones and all those he touched throughout his heroic life.

Thank you to Wiley Mission for providing the below article highlighting Elmer’s life:

Hale Trailer Annual Managers Meeting

November 16th, 2011

November 14th & 15th, 2011

National Constitution Center Philadelphia, PA

Meeting Highlights and Topics

  • Keynote Speaker – Dave Tate, President of East Manufacturing
  • “Succession Planning” – Heather Wilson, GE Capital Corporation
  • “Crossing the Generational Divide” – Preston Swincher, Center for Generational Kinetics
  • “Update on OSHA Inspections” – Russ St. Clair , Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.
  • East Manufacturing – Company & Product update
  • Entertainer – Joe Conklin “ Man of a Thousand Voices”

Special Events

  • National Constitution Center – Private showing of “Freedom Rising”
  • Visitation of the Constitution Center core exhibit “The Story of We the People”
  • Independence Hall Tour
  • Philadelphia Oriented Team Building Scavenger Hunt

Chris Hill Elected as Allied Chairman for NCTA

September 20th, 2011

Hale is proud to announce that Concord Branch General Manager, Chris Hill, has been nominated and elected as Allied Chairman of the North Carolina Trucking Association (NCTA) Board of Directors for 2012-2013. Congratulations, Chris, on your appointment.