Virginia: 3rd Quarter 2018
DAVID CRONISE RETIRES
On June 3, 1968, fresh out of high school, David Cronise, Homestead’s greatest bicycle rider, joined Homestead in Roanoke-the first of the Virginia Branches of Jefferds Corporation. During the last 50 years, David has served well in many positions: Shipping and Receiving, Parts Department, Dispatcher, Truck Driver, Used Equipment/Rental Manager, Safety Manager, Service Manager and most recently, CSS for the Roanoke Western territory. He has worn many hats over the years and some of them at the same time. He has excelled in each of those tasks over the years.
All good things come to an end and on August 9th, David eased into retirement. In short, Homestead Materials Handling Company is a better place because he was here all those years-nurturing new employees and lending his expertise and advice to any issue that came up. How many people do you know that have spent 50 years working for one Company? It’s impressive and we simply wish him a retirement full of joy and relaxation. May the wind always be at his back, the road smooth and his tires forever full.
RELATIONSHIPS ARE KEY
COMPANIES RESPECT US
Mike Milhoan, Roanoke, has been appointed to the newly formed Dealer Advisory Council for Linde/Kion.
Kevin Stanley (Chilhowie) along with the Chilhowie crew, have been making customers aware of the need for annual aerial equipment inspections and have helped customers avoid large potential fines by signing up 26 aerial equipment units on PM inspections!
WV has become the exclusive Dealer for Bomag Compaction Equipment and it will be sold and rented by the Bobcat Sales Force. Product is slowly arriving and sales and service training will follow soon.
Nestle USA in Danville, Virginia found themselves in need of immediate forklift operator training for over 140 employees. Who you gonna call? Kirk Miller and Jacob Sorrells (Lynchburg) came up with a plan considering the large student base, shift schedules, language barriers and mix of equipment types and the extremely tight time frame required. Daryl Morrison (Richmond) and Eric Milhoan (Roanoke) were drafted to help. Initially the customer was skeptical that we could deliver but halfway through the event, they expressed extreme gratitude. We completed the task, on time and at budget. Impressive! More Teamwork!
Kayleigh Quinsenberry, 12 year old daughter of Patrick (Chilhowie) competed in the Little League Softball World Series in Portland, Oregon. Her Team won the District 5 playoffs, then the Tennessee State Title and then the Southeast Regional title to earn the trip to Portland. Of 128 players at the Little League World Series, Kayleigh had the 9th best batting average. The games were carried on ESPN.