This week, in Rhodes Corner, I met Rainer Bressmer at TecBox International, providers of custom made shipping solutions. I delivered product to Glenn’s Ammo & Outdoor Gear in Elmsdale. I visited Home Hardware stores in Enfield, Kennetcook, Shubenacadie, Stewiacke and Truro. I visited Cameron’s paint Centre in Truro Nova Scotia.
I met with Rainer Bressmer at TecBox International, to discuss the possibility of them producing a free standing display for our Reverse D-Handle snow shovels. I had a great meeting & tour of their manufacturing facility. So good, I believe they will also be able to provide us with quarter pallet displays to offer telescopic tree pruners in. I learned that Rainer was from Stuttgart Germany and enjoyed talking to him about the time Dawna & I were in Stuttgart, and learning more about this great city.
The city of Stuttgart is spread across a variety of beautiful hills (some of them having vineyards), valleys, parks and often a source of great surprise to visitors who primarily associate the city with its industrial reputation as the ‘cradle of the automobile’. Stuttgart ranked 30th globally in Mercer’s 2010 liveability rankings.
When I delivered Saws & Loppers to Glenn’s Ammo & Outdoor Gear, I had the opportunity to meet Glenn Collacutt and learn more about his business of distributing Remington ammo & outdoor gear throughout New Brunswick, Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island. We also discussed some new outdoor products for Trail Blazer to develop, a conversation I always enjoy having with my customers. I learned that Glenn is building a fishing lodge in Newfoundland and is looking forward to offering fishing trips there … in the very near future.
Very few destinations rival Newfoundland. Whether you’re fishing wild Atlantic salmon, record-breaking landlocked salmon, trophy brook trout, northern pike, whitefish or large Arctic char, you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find pristine rivers set against a rugged landscape, plenty of breathing room, and an abundance of trophy-sized fish.
This week started with sad news for everyone at Trail Blazer when we heard that Robert Woodman’s father passed away. Robert was our operations manager at Trail Blazer and loved by all there. I headed to Falmouth Tuesday to offer my condolences to Robert, his wife Robyn and daughters Emily and Ava during a graveside service celebrating the life of David Robert Woodman. Mr. Woodman was a former heavy equipment operator for Dexter Construction for 13 years. Prior to that, he was a carpenter for over 30 years and a member of the Carpenters Union, Local 83. When he was not working he was often found hunting, fishing or just enjoying the great outdoors … a passion he has clearly passed on to his son & our friend Robert.
During the graveside service, Robert’s sister Cheryl, who came home from Toronto for the service, gave a tremendously moving speech about her father on behalf of the family which was very well written & read giving a great tribute to Mr Woodman. Well done Cheryl and my thoughts go out to the entire Woodman family during this time.
Looking back, June 5th, 2011
One Year Ago, I joined our sales rep, Jim Russell, in Bentonville, Arkansas where we were successful in getting our Telescopic Jumbo Ratcheting Anvil Lopper into Sam’s Club in 2007.
Today, I forwarded samples to Jim Russell this week for his meeting with Sam’s Club, while I focus on developing new products that will benefit our customers and present distribution
All the Best, Shawn Levangie