Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24T 22 BRANCH NEWS Grand Openings and Anniversaries: A TIME FOR CELEBRATION! Thanks to everyone—we were thrilled that it was a lot of you—who turned out for the grand opening of the new Columbus branch. We hope you enjoyed talking to the staff and touring the new 35,000-square-foot facility as much as we enjoyed hosting old friends and new faces. Visitors were impressed by several highlights including an innovative parts retrieval system, 30-foot vertical racking, and embedded rail system. We’d also like to thank our manufacturers for attending the event. Corporate office That friendly voice greeting you when you call our corporate office belongs to Gin Deam, who joined the company as a receptionist in March. She previously worked as receptionist and front office manager in an optom- etry practice. In addition to answering the phone, Gin handles all the travel plans and catering orders for our Product Support Department and helps with Accounts Receivable. Gin (short for Virginia) has four children, ages 15-27. She enjoys the outdoors, hiking, and spending time with family and friends. Company Anniversaries Three-hundred and sixty-five years of experience. That’s how much time our long-term employees cel- ebrating milestone work anniversaries in 2016 have with Columbus Equipment Company. We can’t even begin to estimate the knowledge they have accrued or the dedi- cation these colleagues have exhibited, but we’d like to sincerely thank them for their enduring service to our customers and for helping to make Columbus Equipment Company the success it is. Congratulations on reaching your milestones! Milestone Anniversaries for 2016 Include: ∙ 45 years: Jeff Frase, Richfield Field Tech ∙ 40 years: Mike Early, Dayton Sales ∙ 35 years: Rick Ferri, Cadiz Parts Manager; Steve Pearch, Cadiz Field Tech; and John Knepper, Massillon Field Tech ∙ 30 years: Jeff Gilliland, IT Manager; Mike Sarrey, CFO; and Spencer Wall, Perrysburg Rental/Prep Shop Foreman ∙ 25 years: Pam Badner, Richfield Service Manager ∙ 20 years: Rick Thompson, Dayton Field Tech; Chris Taylor, Cadiz PSR; and Jeff Brackett, Major Accounts          Early family descendants gather around a framed picture of company founder Bill Early at the Columbus Branch Grand Opening.