Employee Spotlight

Joe Gurnick

January 30th, 2009
Joe Gurnick

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.”

fishing trip
fishing trip
fishing trip

Lori Schofield at Atco Raceway

December 1st, 2008
Lori Schorfield

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.

3rd Annual Customer Appreciation Fishing Trip

June 21st, 2008
fishing trip

June 19, 2008 marked the 3rd Annual Customer Appreciation Fishing Trip out of Point Pleasant, NJ. Salesmen Tony Vadurro and Rob Durso ventured 85 miles out into Spencer Canyon on board the Canyon Runner. Hale customers John Wilkie and son Anthony from Wilkie Trucking, Jason Marshall from T.N. Ward Company, and Gary Lawrence from American Modular Construction accompanied the salesmen on the two day overnight trip. Out of 86 Yellowfin Tuna caught, all of them weighed over 30 lbs. and about half were in the 45-75 lb. range.

Merion Golf Club

May 23rd, 2008
Merion Golf Club

The Hale gang recently enjoyed a superb round of golf at the exclusive Merion Golf Club located in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. Pictured left to right is Kevin Zwick, Barry Hale and Chris Hill.

New Scranton, PA salesman Kevin Zwick states “What a day….I will never forget!

Dan Richendollar & Deptford Little League

May 5th, 2008
Little League

Dan Richendollar, our Service Writer at the Voorhees branch, recently led his Little League babseball team to a district championship. Dan is the coach of the Deptford 10-11-year-old little league team. The Deptford team dominated West Deptford 7-0 in the District 15 finals. Deptford secured a victory with their incredible offense, including a run batted in from Dan’s son Aaron Richendollar. In addition, the defense held down the batters and West Deptford was unable to score a run. “We came out ready to play in the tournament,” Dan said. “We came out ready to play defense.”

2nd Annual Customer Appreciation Fishing Trip

April 12th, 2008
fishing trip

Recently, the Delmar, DE branch entertained their customers on the Chesapeake Bay for the 2nd Annual Customer Appreciation Fishing Trip. Mike Herbert, owner of Allstate Salvage in Westover, MD and Donovan Salvage in Georgetown, DE caught a 44 inch Striped Bass weighing out to approximately 37 lbs.

“He caught the big one this year. The trip was worth his smile alone.” – Jeff Finney, Branch Manager

Manac Hunting Trip at Anticosti Island

April 11th, 2008
hunting trip

Salesmen Bryan Crist and Peter Higgins recently went on a hunting trip with the gentlemen from Manac Trailers Inc. The guys ventured out to the island of Anticosti, off the coast of Quebec, Canada. Bryan described the island as “the Mecca of white tail dear hunting”. The island is 125 miles long, and each of them were given a couple hundred of acres to hunt in per day. They followed four to seven mile long trails ranging from dense pine forests and fields to beaches with sea lions.

Hale Trailer Fantasy Football League

November 21st, 2007
Hale Fantasy Football

1st year champion Joe Frankenfield hands off the Hale Trophy to the New 2006-2007 Champion – Jason D’Amico – Coach of the “Don’t Anger the Jason” team. Standing by is the assistant commissioner Justin Sozio who continues to ponder his two consecutive years without bringing home the trophy. Frankenfield says Jason is a true champion despite his ever changing mood swings and having to work for Ira Eckstein in our rental department. Justin says – “I’m still trying to understand the weekly changes in our scoring system – vote for me to be the next commissioner.” Our new champion Jason comments: “The trophy will be sitting in my office for the next decade”. By the way thanks BJ for handling the league.

Urban Promise Charity Golf Tournament

August 21st, 2007
Urban Promise

Recently, Hale Trailer supported the Urban Promise Organization at a charity golf tournament. Urban Promise is a charity organization centered in Camden, NJ which focuses on providing programs for inner-city youth. Hale employees BJ Hale Jr., Tyler Powell, Justin Sozio and Jason D’Amico played an afternoon of golf with Philadelphia Eagle’s offensive right tackle Jon Runyan.

Go Eagles!!

Justin Sozio

July 21st, 2007
Justin Sozio

Justin Sozio, the Compliance Manager at the Voorhees branch has been happily raising his Sozio Clan. He and his wife Cindi have three daughters, Gabriella, 6, Mackenzie, 4, and Riley Noelle, 2. Justin recently took his princesses to Disney’s Magic Kingdom for the first time.

Barry Hale Jr.

March 7th, 2007
Barry Hale Jr.

What is it like graduating from college and going to work at Hale Trailer?

It has been a smooth transition so far. I have worked here for the past 4 summers, so I was able to jump right into working knowing all the people and having some background with the equipment. The people here are great to work with. We all have fun every day. Having a friendly and comfortable environment to work in is really one attribute that I feel is overlooked by many companies. Hale Trailer is built on the strong relationships that are shared among employees as well as with its customers. I have watched this company grow for my entire life and I am proud to say that I am now on the team. I am 22 and ready to start making deals and this is one of the best places to do so.