Employee Spotlight

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:

Elmer Carter newspaper article
Elmer Carter newspaper article

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
managers meeting
managers meeting
managers meeting

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.

Welcome to the family Logan!

June 15th, 2011

Wayne Sierocinski and his wife, Donna, recently welcomed a new addition to their family. Logan, who will be two at the end of July, has been in the Sierocinski’s care since he was only four days old. Wayne and Donna have been fostering many children for over nine years and were blessed when they were able to adopt Logan at the end of this April. Logan joins his two older sisters, Mary and Harley, both who are four years old.

Sierocinski family
Sierocinski family

Hale’s Concord Parts and Service Department Featured in KEITH’s Newsletter

May 20th, 2011
hale parts team

Hale has it!

John Harris (sales representative) shares, “Meet the Hale Service team! Can anyone identify the KEITH part on the table? Hale sold two of these just a few months ago and probably is the only dealer that has one of these in stock. Yes, Hale does stock parts for nearly every system we build or have built. This is proof!”

Pictured from left to right: Gene Whitley, Benjamin Phillips, Richie Brigman, Larry Banks, Jim Edwards and Carole L. Frohe. Answer: The part is an old Walker cylinder circa 1974-1980.

From KEITH Steps, May 13, 2011 edition.

Congratulations Nina Behringer!

May 11th, 2011
Nina Behringer

Hale Trailer would like to congratulate Nina Behringer for her recent recognition by the Hamilton Young Marines as the Division 2 Adult Volunteer of the Year. The Hamilton Young Marines is a national non-profit organization for boys and girls ages eight through completion of high school. The program focuses on teaching the values of leadership, teamwork, and self-discipline. Nina has volunteered for Division 2 unit as Adjutant since February 2007. She is responsible for all of the community service scheduling, maintaining record of their Young Marines, and handling awards and recognitions within the division. Participation in the Hamilton Young Marines is a family affair for the Behringers. Nina’s son and daughter are both members and her husband is the Unit Commander. In addition to Nina’s recognition as Adult Volunteer of the Year, her daughter, McCall, was selected as the National Young Marine of the Year. The Behringer’s achievement within the division seems to be pouring out into their unit as well. When they first joined the Hamilton Young Marines, there were only 12 active kids on the roster. Now there are 60 boys and girls and the division was recognized as the 2012 National Unit of the Year!

The look of a new salesman after an ice-breaker sale!

March 20th, 2011
Kyle Macdonald

Portland branch’s newest team member, Kyle MacDonald, earned his title as “salesman of the day” after he made his first trailer sale: a 2009 Cresent Open Top. Kyle is currently being exposed to all facets of the trailer business; however, his main role is in sales, which is not unfamiliar territory. Prior to working for Hale, Kyle sold furniture as well as worked as a licensed stock broker selling stocks, bonds, and insurance. His degree from St. Anselm College in Business and Economics provides him with a great foundation for being part of a sales team. Kyle grew up in Maine and dreamed of becoming a professional hockey player for the NHL team the Bruins. Though his dreams of playing professional hockey were put on the bench (for now!), Kyle scored at the grocery store when he randomly bumped (or was it a check?) into branch manager Gary Bangor. Kyle struck up a conversation and well… The rest is history! When he’s not busy wearing his “salesman of the day” hat, Kyle enjoys playing golf and following all of the Boston sports teams. Hale congratulates Kyle on the first of what is sure to be many sales!

Hale Trailer Brake & Wheel Announces New Vice President of Sales

February 2nd, 2011
Hale Announces New Vice President of Sales Bill Fryer

Hale Trailer Brake & Wheel, Inc. announced today that Bill Fryer has been promoted to Vice President of Sales. Fryer joined the Company in 2007 when Hale acquired certain assets of Atlantic Trailer & Equipment Sales, Inc., a Sewell, NJ trailer dealership owned by Fryer since 1985. “Bill has demonstrated his exceptional knowledge of the specialized trailer industry for many years. In his new position, Bill will assist me in managing the sales process for Hale’s complete lineup of trailer products. We are thrilled to have Bill in our Hale Trailer family.” said President, Barry Hale.

Hale is one of the largest independent full service trailer dealerships with 13 East Coast branches from Maine to Florida. The Company sells a full line of new and used trailers including vans, flatbeds, walking floors, dumps, reefers, tanks, lowboys and specialized heavy haul equipment. Hale also offers trailers for short or long term rental, sells aftermarket parts and provides general repair and service to trailers. Consistent with the Company’s stocking (on the shelf) philosophy, Hale carries a multi-million dollar inventory of new and used trailers and aftermarket parts and maintains a major fleet of rental trailers and related equipment.

Lifelong friends Dori Frankenfield and Lauren Tomasello at Dori’s October 2010 wedding

October 10th, 2010
Dori and Lauren

For Dori Frankenfield-Gizinski and Lauren Tomasello, their friendship only grew stronger when Lauren recently accepted the role of being a bridesmaid in the marriage of Dori and her husband Alex Gizinski.

Hale Trailer is an organization built on deep friendships and lasting relationships. This quality can be seen in the shining example of lifelong friends Dori Frankenfield and Lauren Tomasello, whose friendship dates back to their days in preschool. Their fathers, Dave Tomasello and Joe Frankenfield are veteran members of the Hale Trailer Brake & Wheel team, working as Exec. VP and Dir. Of Sales Admin. , respectively. The girls even worked at times at Hale while in high school.

Teaming up as roommates, Dori and Lauren both attended Philadelphia Biblical University majoring in education. They are both presently student teaching.

Carrie Amoroso

September 14th, 2010
Carrie Amoroso

Carrie Amoroso, Administrative Assistant at our Jacksonville, FL branch is proud to announce that her daughters participated in their first swim meet at the Orlando YMCA invitational for special athletes. Vicki, age 11, placed 1st and 4th in freestyle and backstroke. Elizabeth, age 17, placed 2nd in backstroke, 3rd in freestyle, and 1st in a team medley. They are looking forward to their next county meet August 1 and the local area meet on August 29. Way to go ladies!!

“A Friend of the Hale Organization” Dewey Drenner 1924 – 2010

August 5th, 2010
Dennis Drenner

Father of Baltimore General Manager – Dennis Drenner

With great sadness we share with you that Dewey Drenner passed away in February. Many of you know Dewey from various MMTA events and outings as outgoing, friendly and very approachable.

From 1945 until his 2005 retirement, Dewey had a long and productive career in transportation and truck maintenance management (after serving in the Coast Guard during WWII). He was superintendent of maintenance at the Baltimore Transit Company, Baltimore Truck Rental, E.I. Kane Company and, in 1976 co-founded the 4-D Trailer Company, which later became Brody Transportation. At 4-D he was vice president of sales, and was a driving force in the growth and success of the company. He invented a brake safety tool called the “Dew-Mic”, patented in 1985. Dewey spent his life contributing in the truck mechanical field. Most of all he loved helping people … friends, family, employees and even strangers. He was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Historical Truck Society in 2006.

Personally Dewey was a truly unique human being. His dominant persona was a strong, confident and vital man hugely proud of his family. His strong and wrinkled hands, even in his declining years, would give you a respectful, sincere and firm handshake. This was evidence of his enduring love for people. Indeed in his heroic and ordinary life he was truly the hero in his family. We are grateful in having had him for 85 years and he will live on in our hearts and endure in our wonderful memories and lessons taught.

Courtesy: Dennis Drenner

Mike, Lois, & Emily Hartwell – “A Family Tradition”

June 10th, 2010

In September 2010 Emily Hartwell joined the Hale Trailer sales administrative department. Though a new employee of the company, Emily has strong ties with Hale history. Her parents, Mike and Lois Hartwell, met working at Hale thirty two years ago. At that time, Lois (then Lois Weisbrot) was working as a secretary, while Mike was working as a first-class mechanic. They started dating in September of 1979 and were married in March of 1980. It wasn’t until January of 1988 that Lois left her position as head of personnel and accounts payable to give birth to future Hale associate, Emily. Mike stayed with the company as Service Manager until 1993 when he left to start his own company, JSP. Mike is working on his second tour of action at Hale. He rejoined the organization in March of 2008 returning to his post as a first-class mechanic. Lois currently takes care of the Hartwell household and is actively involved at their church, Hope Christian Fellowship. Emily recently graduated from Eastern University with her bachelor’s degree in psychology. She splits her time between Hale and Gloucester County Special Services where she works with children who have Autism and other developmental disorders. Mike and Emily are delighted to be able to work together at the same company. Worth noting, Emily started working at Hale at the same age her mother began working in the same position. Only time will tell if Emily will follow in her parents’ Hale footsteps.

Hartwell family
Hartwell wedding
Hartwell family