Becker Logistics has been busy. Produce season is picking up while our team gets ready for one of our biggest summers yet. Despite everyone working so hard, we have had much to celebrate this month. We would like to recognize Julie’s birthday that was celebrated on June 8th, and an upcoming birthday for Cheryl on June 25th. In other news, the CEO Jim Becker will be traveling to Washington D.C. next week for his first TIA Board meeting; he was elected by the 1,300 members of the TIA last April.
California Air Resources Board:
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In October of 2011, the California Air Resources Board (known as CARB) permitted a group of amendments to be allowed that would alter the regulations on transporting refrigerated goods in the state of California. One of the amendments approved would regulate emissions of refrigerated units operating in California and would therefore affect freight forwarders, shippers, receivers, motor carriers, and their drivers. Learn more about how this will affect your business from our employee Jeff Payne: Click here.
June Dates and Events:
June 21st marks the summer solstice – the longest day of the year for those living north of the equator.
In ancient times solstices and equinoxes were important in guiding people to develop and maintain calendars, as well as helping them plan how to grow crops.
Father’s day is celebrated on June 16th.
While not everyone in America is a fan of Father’s Day, nearly 75 percent of Americans plan to celebrate or acknowledge Father’s Day.
Estimated number of fathers in the United States: 70.1 million.
Facts found at Wikipedia and US Census Bureau.
Ben is our featured employee of the month. He has worked in our sales department for the past 2 years after we recruited him from Northern Illinois University. Ben graduated in May of 2011 with a degree in Marketing with a special certificate in Sales. Over the past 2 years, Ben has shown dedication to this company and the customers that he works with. Right out of college, he has steadily improved his performance in regards to load count and increasing his customer base. Due to his hard work he has been recognized and has gained membership into the million dollar sales club at Becker Logistics. Outside of the office, Ben is involved in various intramural basketball and baseball clubs. Some other hobbies of his include recording music and playing guitar. He demonstrates his passion not only in his work here at Becker but also in his personal interests as well.
What do you like best about working at Becker Logistics?
I would say the people I work with. Whether it is my customers or co workers I enjoy the relationships that I have developed while working at Becker Logistics.
What goals do you have for yourself while working at Becker Logistics?
My goal is to expand and build my customer base while continuing to contribute in making our company more efficient.
Outside of work, how do you spend your time?
Outside of work I love spending time with my dog Alfie, taking him for walks and such. He will be turning 11 years old.
What plans do you have this summer?
Nothing big, just enjoying the summer festivals in the city and hanging with friends, I recently went to the Blues Festival in Chicago which was awesome!
Ben is not only a talented salesman but a pleasure to have around the office. His energetic and friendly personality make him easy to get along with. He is also the current ping-pong champion!
Stanley Cup Finals:
* *The Stanley Cup stands 35.25 inches tall and weighs 34.5 pounds.
**The Stanley Cup has been around the NHL longer than any other team, player or coach.
Only 2 teams left standing for the Stanley Cup final, The Chicago Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins. Both teams are part of the ‘original six’ and are very evenly matched. The Blackhawks took the first game of the series in a thrilling 4-3 overall win. They need 3 more wins to bring the Stanley cup back to Chicago.
Let’s go Hawks!!