We’ve made it past the halfway mark of 2020, and it’s been quite a busy year so far! This past month, EquipmentShare focused on lending a hand to our customers, our coworkers and our communities. Read on to learn how we spent the month of June at EquipmentShare.
National Safety Month at EquipmentShare
June was National Safety Month! While safety is always top-of-mind, this year, safety and wellness on the job were at the forefront of everyone’s mind. We asked a few EquipmentShare employees to share what they’re doing now and all year long to maintain a safe and healthy workplace.
First, we talked to Safety Manager Keith Odom. Keith has worked as a firefighter and rescue medic, a pilot, a pilot instructor and as the national safety director for a worldwide manufacturer. He’s one of our residential safety experts and is responsible for helping EquipmentShare employees across the nation put safety first. Watch the video below to see what he had to say about fostering a safe workplace!
Next, our Director of HR and Administration David Adams shared how he hires and inspires a safe workforce at EquipmentShare’s headquarters and 50+ branch locations. Watch the video below for David’s insights.
Territory Account Manager Fernando Herrera shared how he prioritizes safety while continuing to show up for his customers in San Antonio, Texas.
“I have continued to put boots on the ground, wear my mask, refrain from shaking hands and moved to elbow bumps,” Herrera said. “I know that my customers appreciate the fact that I am respecting their space and not getting too close. But other aspects have stayed the same, like delivering equipment to meet a deadline, boosting morale with a few pizzas on a jobsite and still making time to stay connected with our branch.
We’re proud to have so many employees at EquipmentShare leading by example and helping build a culture of safety at every location.
New Dealership Locations Offer a Better Way to Own Equipment
EquipmentShare has created a one-stop-shop solution for contractors’ unique equipment needs. We’ve partnered with brands you know and trust, such as Link-Belt, Sany, Doosan and more, to open authorized dealership locations in select areas across the country.
Now, our customers can stop by any of our dealership locations and talk to an experienced, knowledgeable equipment expert to find the right machine for their job. Each of our authorized dealerships offer reliable and durable heavy equipment options, so you don’t need to compromise on the OEM you prefer.
Plus, your local EquipmentShare dealership will service your machine throughout its lifetime. When you purchase your equipment at an authorized EquipmentShare dealership location, you can trust the EquipmentShare Service team to repair and maintain it to keep it running smoothly.
In addition to our service and our knowledgeable staff, EquipmentShare dealerships offer special OEM financing options that will save contractors money. That’s a better way to own equipment.
To learn more, read our latest blog post, “EquipmentShare Dealerships Give Contractors a Better Way to Buy Equipment,” to learn how you can benefit from what our dealerships across the country have to offer.
EquipmentShare Columbia Revives No Child Hungry Efforts
Our team in Columbia, Mo., was proud to revive the No Child Hungry by EquipmentShare program in June by purchasing and collecting supplies, including fresh produce and meal options, for local organizations and teachers to distribute to those in need.
Two EquipmentShare employees, Craig Hindelang and Matt Bade, created the No Child Hungry initiative in March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program’s purpose was to gather resources for kids who lost access to their main sources of food when schools closed. Over the course of eight weeks, the program distributed more than 20,000 meals, 480 rolls of toilet paper, 220 rolls of paper towels and more than 500 children’s books to families in Columbia.
These efforts will continue on a smaller scale for the foreseeable future in hopes of helping out the children and families who need it most in our community. We’re grateful for and humbled by the support of our friends and neighbors!