Mañana Man's Fan Mail —DeWese
Myron made the trip up to the plant, met with the bank and, on his way home, decided it was a good deal—only if he could get my father and I to rejoin the company. Needless to say, we returned, hired all the people back and added many more. Many of them had worked for my father for more than 20 years.
We are a true success story, with me as really the only salesperson besides Myron, the owner. When we reopened the doors to our former plant, our sales started at zero and just continued to grow:
• October 2005: $1.7 million
• October 2006: $5.2 million
• October 2007: $7.5 million
We look to continue growing as a privately owned, family run company. My father is president, but is often found loading pockets, bringing roll stock to the web presses, etc. We have great people who have been with us for more than 25 years and who know how hard it is being without work.
I always look forward to your great articles in PRINTING IMPRESSIONS and always chuckle by the end of the read. You are an inspiration to me, and I use your advice in growing the sales of this company every day. In a world of big corporate printing companies, many people find a relief in dealing with good old country boys, who deliver what we say we will deliver.
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You think this is unabashed self-promotion? Hey, I didn’t write the letter. I’m not going to stand in the way of the truth.
Sometimes turning my back on some deserving people “makes it all well.” “Making it all well” is what happens when I kiss my granddaughter’s boo boos. Then, other times, I just bring a little fun to a heavy situation in a very big company, and it “makes it all well.” Here’s an example.