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.
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, 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, 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, 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.
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, 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.
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.
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, 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.”
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
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.