Employees from both of our service office in the Dallas/Fort Worth area recently attended the Dallas Pet Expo. Our team shelled out bandannas for both pets and owners!
Behold it is I, the one and only “Tin Lizzie”, the single most influential automobile in history. It was the year 1908 and Mr. Henry Ford and his automobile company had given birth to me and, if I do say so myself, I was quite the creation.
You see to the common working class American, an automobile was an unheard of luxury. Cars were still very scarce and expensive, thus making their adoptability limited, however I was able to change this the minute I rolled off the assembly line. Not only was I affordable to the average working class American, but I was reliable and easy to maintain. Mr. Ford developed the most crucial parts of my body out of a lightweight steel alloy known as Vanadium, which was important at the time because in 1908 there were only about 18,000 miles of paved roads in the U.S.!
Other Fun Facts:
- The selling price of the Model T dropped from $800 in 1908 to under $300 by 1925.
- Ford still hadn’t developed a logo, Henry Fords signature (pictured below) was placed on the front of the car.
- At first a choice of colors were available, but from 1913-1925 the car was mass-produced in only black.
- The engine generated 20 horsepower and propelled the car to a top speed of 4045 miles per hour.
- The Ford Model T was named the most influential car of the 20th century in the 1999 “Car of the Century” competition and still makes top ten list of most sold cars (ranked 8th) as of 2012.
Our service office in Port Richey, Fl had a customer, Ms. Mary Pettit, who lost her husband this past year, while being simultaneously diagnosed with cancer. Wes, her neighborhood service coordinator, noticed Ms. Pettit’s yard getting out of hand and decided to do something about it. A few our team members then teamed up to pluck all of her dead vegetation, remove weeds, trim her plants, and put in some mulch. The look on her face was priceless. Thank you Mary for letting us add value to your life.
Our Mesa service office recently visited the children at Little Sunshines preschool and daycare in order to show off their “buggy” friends. Our team discussed what defines a bug and also touched on the difference between good bugs and bad ones. The children showed their appreciation of allowing us to be the recipients of some original design insect art!
Our Mesa service office recently visited Sonoma Ranch Elementary where they provided students a presentation chock-full of interesting bug facts and surprises. Don’t believe us? Check out the testimonials our crew received!
Branch 065’s (Anaheim) very own Jordan Angevine recently taught an art class to students at a local elementary school. Students learned how to draw cool pictures of both rodents and insects!
For the last two years 9 of our service offices from various Florida locations have participated in the annual ‘Walk to End Lupus” at the Lowery Park Zoo in Tampa. Truly Nolen’s involvement with the event has personal resonance as District Sales Trainer, Ed Henry’s, wife Michelle was diagnosed with Lupus three years ago. This year there were roughly 150 employees/family members supporting Michelle, with the common goal of raising both money and awareness to combat Lupus. “Michelle’s Mob”, our affectionately named group, was sporting specially designed Truly Nolen Lupus designed in-house by our own Mike Vialapando. Thank you for letting us be a small anchor of support Michelle.
Branch manager,Nate Blankenship, takes personal reverence with the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association walk. Nate’s wife battles MD, and each year with Truly Nolen her and a team fund raise for MD research. This year our team took home awards for: having the largest team, highest amount of money raised, and winning the fire truck pulling contest for the second consecutive year!