This past weekend our Marco Island service office helped with the “Cleanup Tigertail Beach” community event. Our team was outfitted with sports packs, koozies, and Truly Nolen vests, so nobody could miss them. Great job to all who participated!
Branch manager Trevor Taulman and limo driver Jack Martin gave pre-schoolers in Cape Coral quite the treat when they stop by “A Kid’s World” pre-school earlier this week. After a presentation on insects, Jack and Trevor showed off our latest addition to the mouse limo fleet and explained where it goes and what it was designed for. The students love experiecing the limo. Job well done to both Jack and Trevor!
Branch manager Anthony Molina from our East Tucson service office, accompanied by limo driver Ron Pratt and marketing specialist Keanu Nelson, met with children from the summer program at Ana Henry Elementary to discuss bugs. After the presentations the kids got a chance to see the inside of the limo and were given gift bags chock-full of Truly Nolen items.
Our Chandler service office recently displayed a random act of kindness when Rob Nagtalon organized a tream to help a customer with her rodent issue. Being an elderly women, the customer was unable to remove the grapefruit from the tree in her backyard, so in went Rob and his team and kindly removed 20 bags of fruit! Great job Rob and team!
Our Tempe/Fountain Hills service office recently attended the 40th Annual Mighty Mud Mania, which helps collect food donation for the Vista Del Camino Food Bank. Our booth generated much positive feedback among participants and we even had a few participants of our own trudging their way through the obstacle course!
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 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!