Employee Spotlight

2010 Official Hale Wing Bowl

April 3rd, 2010

The 2010 Official Hale Wing Bowl had quite a turn out when Service Department employees Rich Grabowski and Andy Smith battled to see who had the guts, and the stomach, to become Wing Bowl champion. Presiding over the event was Judge Larry LeBeau and Commissioner Barry Hale. After a fierce competition, Andy Smith was crowned King of the Wing Bowl.

Commissioner Hale presides over Wing Bowl contestants Andy Smith and Rich Grabowski

Retirement Announcement Isabelle Burns

December 28th, 2009

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven… A time to weep and a time to laugh… A time to be silent and a time to speak…” Ecclesiastes Chapter 3

It is with great respect and admiration that we announce the retirement of our loyal and dedicated employee Isabelle Burns. On December 23, 2009, “Iz” as we have so fondly called her, will be retiring after Thirty (30) years of service rendered to our customers, vendors, and the Hale organization. She leaves making an imprint that will forever be embedded into the fabric of the Hale Trailer Family. Please join me in wishing Donald and Iz a wonderful ride in this next chapter of their lives. A short note or an e-mail would be a great way to express your appreciation. As the verse above says it’s “time to speak” so please send your well wishes to our great employee and friend at one of the addresses listed below: Iz, we will miss you!

Barry Hale, President

Hale Trailer Brake & Wheel, Inc.
Attn: Isabelle Burns
P.O. Box 1400
Voorhees, NJ 08043

Or E-mail: iburns@haletrailer.com

A Testimony of Love and Loyalty Grandparents of Chris Hill, Concord Branch General Manager

December 10th, 2009

Agnes and James B. Hill of Atlantic Beach celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary during a reception Friday, November 27, at their home.

The couple married December 7, 1939, and have four children: Vernon and Cathy Hill of Morehead City, Dennis and Jay Hill of Atlantic , Beach, Melvin and Judy Hill of Reidsville and Sue and Robert Amerson of Greenville; five grandchildren; and five great-grandsons.

Wayne Sierocinski

September 14th, 2009

On November 20, 2009, Wayne Sierocinski of the Voorhees Parts Department and his wife Donna became the proud parents of 25 month old Mary and 20 month old Harley. Wayne and Donna happily accepted these girls into their home as foster parents at a very young age; Mary was 25 days old and Harley was just 4 days old. These lovely little girls overcame issues at birth; Mary was tested as a cocaine positive infant and Harley was born with alcohol fetal effect. Through the love and compassion of the Sierocinskis, these children have grown to be healthy, normal little girls. Wayne and Donna have had 11 miscarriages over the years, but they do have a 23 year old son of their own, Tyler. They are also currently parenting a 22 month old boy. They felt there was a calling from God to become foster parents and have taken care of many children. Initially, they had never expected to adopt, but rather they planned to raise them until these children could go back to parents that would love and take care of them. Donna and Wayne also teach a 5th and 6th grade Sunday school and work with a 3rd to 6th grade discipleship program. There they teach the students to care for others, such as creating gift packages for children going into foster homes. The Sierocinski’s plan to continue acting as foster parents and hope to spread their love to other children as long as possible.

Joey Atkins Jr.

August 11th, 2009

Joey Atkins Jr., son of Joe Atkins Sr. of the Voorhees Parts Department, was awarded the Harrington Middle School “Unsung Hero Award” at his 8th Grade Graduation this July. It was one of the few times this year that Joey was able to attend his middle school. In February, Joey was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, an aggressive form of bone cancer. After slipping on the ice in a fierce winter storm, Joey broke his hip, and it was soon discovered that this form of cancer had taken root in his right knee and leg. He has spent the last several months undergoing chemotherapy and is due to have major surgery on his leg to attempt to remove the cancer. Joey Atkins Jr. at his 8th Grade GraduationDoctors expect to remove only his right knee and shinbone, however the whole leg may have to be removed and replaced with a prosthetic in order to stop the cancer from spreading through his whole body. Students of Harrington Middle School have fully supported Joey, sponsoring car washes and bake sales to raise funds. We at Hale Trailer continue to wish Joey good luck and a safe recovery from his surgery.

Pete Cardinali

June 6th, 2009

Pete Cardinali, a truck driver for our Voorhees Rental Department, was recently featured in the Courier-Post newspaper for his beard. Pete has been driving trucks since the early 80s and has not gone more than 3 months without a beard since he was 15. At age 54, he has only shaved three times since his tour with the US Marine Corps. Though the beard in the picture is not his longest, it took him two and a half years to grow. Pictured is Pete and his beard in front of his truck.

Flower Mound Phillies

April 4th, 2009

John Ingraham, Vice President of Small Ticket Risk at G.E. Capital Solutions and long time business partner of Hale Trailer takes time to give back to the community by coaching a little league Phillies team located deep in the heart of Texas. John and his team are excellent representatives of the Philadelphia Phillies. Blue collar hustle and youthful grit best describes our Southwest Phillies. Keep up the great work John!

** Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins say Go Get’em Flower Mound Phillies!

Kevin Zwick

March 9th, 2009

Kevin Zwick, manager of Hale’s Scranton, Pennsylvania branch, recently became a father this past month when his wife gave birth to their first child, daughter Julia Zwick. She was born on March 6, 2009 weighing in at 6.7 lbs. and measuring 19.5 inches in length. At 10 weeks she is now sleeping soundly and Kevin and his wife are thrilled with their little bundle of joy.

Benjamin Phillips

February 25th, 2009

Benjamin Phillips, Service Manager of our Concord branch, witnessed the birth of his first child on February 22, 2009. Ruby Magdalene Phillips was born at 2:30 PM to Ben and Crystal Phillips. She weighed in at 7 lbs, 9 1/2 ounces and measured 20 1/2 inches in length. Ben has worked with Hale for about three and a half years. To quote Ben, “I’m looking forward to being a father”.

Joe Gurnick

January 30th, 2009

Joe Gurnick, manager of the Walpole, Massachusettes branch recently became a father. Nathaniel Joseph Gurnick was born on January 26, 2009 at 12 noon. Joe and his wife Lisa were thrilled after trying to have a child for the past seven years. In honor of his son Nathaniel we are raising our own fir evergreen here at the Voorhees branch.

4th Annual Customer Appreciation Fishing Trip

January 9th, 2009

Jeff Finney, Manager of Hale’s Delmar branch recently invited clients on Hale’s 4th Annual Customer Appreciation Fishing Trip. Jeff said of the event, “We were very successful fishing in spite of frigid temps and rough seas. Every client caught a trophy size Striped Bass, (28” +). Attached is Todd Stephens of Stephens Enterprises and Roland Brotzman of Coastal Supply. They were this year’s “Big Fish” winners with each catching one about 44”. Tom’s clients with Custom Farms made it in from Ohio and each went home with a nice fish in the cooler. Schiff Farms also sent their shop Foreman. He went home with a nice one. A father son combo from Ellis Farms did very well as well. Thank you for this opportunity to spend some quality time bonding with these clients and further developing relationships.”

Lori Schofield at Atco Raceway

December 1st, 2008

Lori Schofield, our Inventory Control Administrator at the Voorhees Branch, recently took part in a drag race at Atco Raceway in Atco, NJ. For the first time racing in 9 years, she made three solid passes in her 1969 AMC AMX drag race car. The fastest the car has gone was 119 mph and has completed a quarter mile in 11.32 seconds. She and her fiance Wayne have owned the car for 11 years and also own a 1970 AMC AMX show car which they take to local shows and have won the “People’s Choice” award on numerous occasions. Lori is looking forward to getting back in the driver’s seat and beating her fiance’s record time. As of November 3, the car has set a new record run of 11.13 sceonds in a quarter miles at 119 miles per hour.