Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Late March News

We spent a few days last week in Las Vegas during the Con-Ag show.  We had some meetings to attend and visited with a few customers while there.  I'm beginning to believe that the old Dodge can make it from the Salt Lake valley to most points South-Southwest on I-15 without much input from me.  That was our third trip down in that area this year but you must do what you must to keep things going, right?

While in Vegas I noticed something that should be pointed out, the worst drivers ever!  No less than five times did I have someone change lanes right in front of me and then hit their brakes.  It sure seems a lot of folk are looking for insurance money from whiplash by being rear-ended.  Just my observation so if you are traveling to that area you have been properly warned. 

TKI Representitives is now rep'ing our starter line.  This is mainly product for the agriculture marketplace but these starters can be used on a host of applications.  Also in the line-up is our Constant Pressure VFC package, once again mostly for the agricultural market.  They (TKI) will be doing this for us in nine states and hopefully this product will do well for both us and them.

Zach and Brandan just returned from being in Montana for the past few days building a 900 horsepower drive on-site at one of our customers locations.  We just received news that Madhu was on-site and the drive is currently running.  This was quite a task for all involved and with everyones hard work, it came together and went well.  When faced with a challenge, it is impressive to me how everyone always steps up their game to do whatever it takes to make things happen.  Many thanks to all that were involved in this endevor!


Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Just a quick note here in early March.  The Rural Water show was a great time.  It is always good to see many people that you don't normally get to see very often.  Mostly it was the same vendors that have been there over the past few years that we have been attending.

The Rural Water Association puts on a great show and I hear from customers that I talked to that the conferance was great as well.  We had the Swivel Pole demo at the show and there seemed to be some good interest in that product.  We also had the Sales manager for Swivel Pole in the booth with us for one of the days.

While in St. George, we dropped of the 1952, 45 inch Solo Harley at the local Iggy's.  It is resting on the bar in all it's glory.  If you get a chance, stop in and see it.  Tell Jared that you are a friend of mine and they will probably charge you double on your bill!  No, these guys are great and the food is very good.  It is well worth the visit and I bet you will be back.   

We have meetings later this month that will offically kick off our new product line in Las Vegas.  We have however started to sell some product and are in the process of building up some units that will be shipping next week to Kansas.  Very exciting to say the least.  Hopefully we will have these products available for you to see on the website soon.  I am working on this but I don't want to try this myself.  Last time I tried to change something on the website left a scare that we are still trying to fix!

Hopefully spring is here,