05 Mar On the Job Training with Leigh and April
I am on the phone all day long talking with you guys and giving you advice on the best blades to use in your recycling business. We believe in the products we sell, and you guys give us enough feedback to let us know we are on the right track with the products we offer.
Still, there’s no substitute for first-hand experience. Just as most of the guys that work in Mission Control would give their right arm for the chance to trade places with their astronauts for just one mission, I’ve often wished I could trade places with you guys so I could feel for myself what it would be like using our blades in real life situations.
I finally got the chance recently when April and I went to a nearby recycler to observe a demonstration. April and I are both industry specialists who provide auto recyclers consumable supplies. Before we knew what was happening, we were geared up with safety glasses, gloves and ear protection while our “demonstrator” gave us each a turn with a Makita saw and told us to get to work on a quarter panel!
What is ordinary business for you guys was a highlight of my career. No matter how well I thought I understood what it takes to dismantle a car, I now can say that I really do know because I have actually done it. And God bless those Makita engineers for AVT technology!