On Deck at the DEX
It’s the summer of the boot for Fire-Dex so we wanted you to get to know the guy who is responsible for getting those boots shipped to you – Larry Haught. Larry, just named team leader for boot fulfillment, is responsible for filling boot orders, shipping, receiving and maintaining warehouse efficiency since he joined the Fire-Dex team in September 2010. Larry’s positive smile and “can-do” attitude is what makes Fire-dex one of the most efficient shipment operations in the country.
What Larry Likes About Working at Fire-Dex
Larry will soon be handling helmets, hoods and gloves as well as overseeing fellow employees. Those employees and their dedication to quality are the reason Larry enjoys coming to work at Fire-Dex each day.
“Fire-Dex employee’s care about the quality of the product and take pride in customer satisfaction,” said Larry. “We work hard to expedite the process of getting our product to the customer, and we strive to help them find what best meets their needs.”
Larry’s Advice to Clients
“My advice to the distributors is to maintain a supply of new and in-demand products for purchasers and to try and to keep the lines of communication open so Fire-Dex can meet your needs in a timely and efficient manner,” he said. We are a custom outfitter, and work hard to meet each and every individual need of our customers and distributors.
7 Things You Don’t Know About Larry
- He sang in a gospel quartet in high school and still loves to sing.
- He enjoys fishing.
- Larry has a green thumb.
- Salty Junk Food or Sugary Snacks? Chips! “That’s the one junk food I can’t live without.”
- Coke or Pepsi? “That is a great question. Coke over Pepsi, but Diet Pepsi over Diet Coke.”
- “I like to impersonate Arnold Schwarzenegger.” We assume he means Ah-nold’s accent!
- And, yes, he has been a Fire-Dex gear model for a local ad. (photo above)
Last Monday we released our first photo for our “Kickin It..Summer 2011” boot promotion. We already have some funny entries about our adorable future firefighter, Hayden. Get the details and rules of the monthly boot giveaway. And, remember, you get one entry per week regardless of the number of times you enter a caption.
Here’s Hayden and some of our favorite captions for this week (so far):
Brian: “I made a mess. You’re gonna need some gloves, turnout gear, an SCBA and these boots.”
Keith: “You think I’m cute, you should have seen the girls that were wearing these boots at FDIC!”
Chris: “My daddies two favorite things… me and his Fire-dex!”
Adam: “Mom, forget the teddy bear…”
Go ahead! Add your caption and watch next week for our next photo.
The Kickin’ It, Summer 2011 Fire-Dex leather boot campaign is underway. It’s easy to participate…fun too! Simply, watch our Facebook fan page every week for our newest “Caption Contest,” check out the picture, and give us your best caption for the photo. Each week, we’ll highlight some of our favorites.
On the last day of June, July and August, we will announce a winner of a pair of Fire-Dex Leather Fire Boots.
The rules are simple:
- Have fun,
- Keep it clean (we’re a family channel),
- One entry per week.
Congratulations to Tom Trzepacz, Chief of the Bowmansville, N.Y. Volunteer Fire Association, the first Fire-Dex Friday hood winner!
Tom is in his 14th year with the Bowmansville Volunteer Fire Association and fourth as its Chief. BVFA serves both Bowmansville and Lancaster, N.Y., answering about 750 alarms each year and providing fire, rescue and basic-level emergency medical services.
Being a part of the Bowmansville VFA is a family affair for the Trzepacz clan. Tom’s father, two brothers, a sister, a brother-in-law, a sister-in-law and a nephew are all members. His grandfather was also a firefighter and Tom has a number of uncles and cousins that are firefighters in other companies.
Tom’s full-time job is working at Performance Advantage Company in Lancaster, which specializes in tool and equipment mounting systems for the fire service and the military worldwide. He has been married for four years and has 3-year-old and 5-month-old sons, who, unfortunately, are not big enough yet to fit into our very cool Fire-Dex hoods.
Each year, we host salespeople from our distributors to educate them on all the Fire-Dex gear and processes. Last week, at our Spring 2011 Fire-Dex University, we hosted 30 sales people from Florida to Ontario and Utah to New Jersey. The group toured our manufacturing center in Medina, Ohio, took training sessions taught by the one and only Fire-Dex sales team, and enjoyed networking with each other and the Fire-Dex family.
As you can see, we had a great time and look forward to our next university in September 2011.