Wednesday, January 18, 2012

January notes

We just returned from a week and a half long trip to Southern California.  While there, I visited a few sprinkler and irrigation companies in the Coachella Valley and left them information about our company and a business card.  Everywhere we stopped, the people were very nice and gracious with their time they gave us.  Hopefully we will be able to help some of these folks with their electrical needs in the near future. 

Traveling to the coast in the L.A. area, spent some time with David Hitt and his wife from DNH Industries.  We had a great time with them and did a bit site seeing as well as visiting.  While in the area we also attended some training at the WEG training and warehouse facility in Ontario, CA.  There we were met by the entire sales group for TKI including Tim Kaylor.  The WEG folks were very good to us and the day was informative.  We went to dinner that evening with them and had a good visit.  WEG's warehouse is very impressive and they have a huge inventory of motors at that site.  They also have a motor modification shop in part of the warehouse which is manned by WEG employee's which is different that most.

Tammy and I made a stop over coming home in Las Vegas where we met and went to dinner with Bob Ziegler and his wife.  Bob is the Western US Salesperson for MTE.  We had a great time visiting with them and Bob bought dinner!  For those of you who know Bob, that's huge.  Thank's again to him and his wife for a great time.

All in all, it was a great trip and we had great traveling weather.  The average temperature while we were in California, 70 degrees.  Now back, it's cold and we have a winter weather advisory today....ah, Utah.

Late next month is the Utah Rural Water Association Conferance in St. George.  That will basically kick of the water year and get people thinking about preparing for their water needs whether for irrigation or for culinary needs.  I always look forward to this show since I get the chance to catch up with folks that I usually only see this time of the year.  It is also good because you are dealing with the people that are really in the thick of it.  Mainly those that work for the state, cities, towns, counties or irrigation companies that provide us all with our water needs throughout the state.  Always a great show to attend.



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