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Bill Stankiewicz Newsletter Copy June July2010 Breeze
Bill Stankiewicz Newsletter Copy June July2010 Breeze
Bill Stankiewicz Newsletter Copy June July2010 Breeze
Bill Stankiewicz Newsletter Copy June July2010 Breeze
Bill Stankiewicz Newsletter Copy June July2010 Breeze
Bill Stankiewicz Newsletter Copy June July2010 Breeze
Bill Stankiewicz Newsletter Copy June July2010 Breeze
Bill Stankiewicz Newsletter Copy June July2010 Breeze
Bill Stankiewicz Newsletter Copy June July2010 Breeze
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  • 1. A P U B L I C AT I O N O F Serving the warehouse industry from Virginia to Florida to Louisiana. Education, information, community. P.O. Box 898, Madison, GA 30650 • (706) 431-6025 • dean@swaonline.org • www.swaonline.org June/July 2010 PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE We’re only 2 days before the Virginia ‘Lovers’), and we know how to get down to business Board Meeting in Charleston when duty calls. and the trash talking has al- This is who we are, and this is what makes our association ready begun. Apparently a few so effective. So if you’re looking for some fun, or you’re inter- of our Virginia members don’t ested in meeting a few new friends, or you want to learn how fully understand the meaning to improve your business, you need to come to Charleston of the word ‘holler’ so they lash in September. There’s simply no better place to network with out at our southern slang (Mr. industry experts. And if you’re from Virginia and you’re a bit Collin Peel and Mr. George confused about your southern heritage, there’s no finer place Davis specifically). ‘Bama Bill than Charleston to get an education on the South. Crow is quick to respond pro- ROLL TIDE!!! (remember – I have an obligation to say that viding an education to our confused members in Virginia and until the new football season begins). as always he signs off with a ‘Roll Tide’. George Davis makes Hope to see you in Charleston. one last attempt to set the record straight by calling Virginia a state for ‘Lovers’. Is confused the right word to use? We know Washington can bring out the worst in people but has it infected the state SWA 65th Convention of Virginia as well? At any rate, with one final shot across the bow from Crow to our Virginia brethren, the battle ceased – at Charleston, least for now. Although I don’t re- Old South Charm side in the state for and a ‘Lovers’, I do love be- ing a part of the SWA Winning Strategy for a number of rea- September 16-18, 2010 sons; and mainly for Charleston Place Hotel, Charleston, SC the people. Truly this is our biggest strength as an association. As the old saying goes, ìAll work and no play makes Johnny Be sure to see Convention News a dull boy.î We know how to have a good time, we know on pages 2-7!!! how to treat people with warmth and compassion (for those
  • 2. SWA 65th Convention Charleston, Old South Charm and a Winning Strategy September 16-18 • Charleston Place Hotel, Charleston, SC The Breeze The Breeze – Page 2 Page 2
  • 3. SWA 65th Convention Charleston, Old South Charm and a Winning Strategy September 16-18 • Charleston Place Hotel, Charleston, SC WHILE IN CHARLESTON! Charleston Shopping Opportunities The Spa at Charleston Place There is no worse feeling in the world then when you check Aging is Natural, How you do it in to your room, get yourself settled, open your suitcase and realize that you have forgotten your dress for the President’s makes a difference. dinner or that really cute pair of shoes you were planning on The new meaning of aging is wearing to the theme party. Well that will not be a problem this how you look and feel. year because our hotel, The Charleston Place, has its own mall adjacent to the lobby. That’s right – A MALL attached to Between visiting restaurants on the lobby. Could this be any better. the ladies’ tour, strolling down The Only a few steps from the elevator The Shops at Charleston Battery, and shopping in The Shops Place are located to the east and west of the hotel lobby along of Charleston Place, PLEASE don’t King Street and Market Street. Combining the charm of the forget the Spa. city’s antebellum architecture with a distinctive collection of At the Spa every age is celebrated fashion and specialty stores, The Shops, blends classic taste with a program of renewal to alleviate with contemporary style. your body from outside interferences Your shopping experience will include the following stores: – Stress, Pollution, Sun exposure, and life’s little overindulgences (think ladies tour) – with Anne Fontaine Dazzles Jewelry Lacoste forward thinking skincare, detoxifying treatments, theraputic Brookstone Everything But Water The Limited massages and exercise. The Spa offers a menu of world class Cache Express Mori Classic services. Treatments with a focus on skin and body renewal. Chico’s Godiva Chocolate St. John Women’s Apparel Facials, Waxing, Body scrubs, Detox, Massages, and hand Crabtree & Evelyn Gucci Talbots and foot therapies are many of the options available. Tommy Bahama Benetton Waldenbooks And Others!! Please call ahead of your arrival at the convention for an appointment. The telephone number is 843-937-8522. The So if you can’t decide what to bring, don’t bring it. Buy it at courteous staff at The Spa will be happy to discuss your de- The Shops of Charleston Place. Your husband will love your sires and pamper you like Scarlett O’Hara from Gone With new dress for the President’s dinner and you will be happy The Wind. and rested because you never had to leave the comfort of the hotel. Savor The Flavors Of Charleston This year’s Ladies (and some men) Tour is some- thing special. We have put together a culinary tour of Charleston. For 2-1/2 hours you will immerse yourself in the history and culture of the Lowcountry, sampling unique cuisine from local eateries, markets, bakeries, restaurants, and others. Some of the local highlights include stone ground grits, Charleston Benne Wafers, locally made gourmet chocolate, southern pralines, collard greens and lowcountry barbecue. This gastro- nomic tour will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday. So grab a friend and let’s get ready to do some serious eating Charleston style. The Breeze – Page 3
  • 4. SWA 65th Convention Charleston, Old South Charm and a Winning Strategy September 16-18 • Charleston Place Hotel, Charleston, SC KEYNOTE SPEAKER GOLF AT PATRIOT’S POINT This year’s convention golf tournament will be played at Patriot’s Point Links and Golf Club. Located across the harbor from the city this course offers the true low country feel while embodying the spirit of the great links courses in Scotland. The Willard Byrd designed golf course features plush fairways with immaculate greens sur- rounded by lagoons and tidal creeks. However it is the refreshing afternoon ocean breeze that makes each shot a true adventure. Panoramic views of Charleston Harbor and Fort Sumter await you along with the signature 17th hole. A 150 yard par 3 that plays to a small peninsula green backed by marsh and buffeted by those refreshing ocean breezes. It is perennially awarded “The best par 3 in the Low Country”. We will be playing a Mountain Man scramble-same as last year-with a twist. We will play holes 1-3 &10-12 from the Kelly Swanson ladies tees, holes 4-6 & 13-15 from the regular tees and, you guessed it, holes 7-9 & 16-18 from the back tees. So be sure author of to include your handicap on the registration form for the con- vention. Once again Who Hijacked we will be playing for My Fairy Tale? a coveted winners golf shirt to be worn in front of all of your golfing Kelly uses her years of experience as an award-winning buddies, and the even- storyteller, an outrageous sense of humor, and a sincere more coveted trophy to desire to show people that they matter and how they make a be displayed in such a way as to impress all difference. Her unique performer’s perspective on how we can who see it! be remarkable in business and her wacky cast of southern Everyone is invited. characters, will captivate, encourage and teach you how to The views are spec- tacular. The golf is not. make a difference. But we sure do have a good time. The Breeze – Page 4
  • 5. SWA 65th Convention Charleston, Old South Charm and a Winning Strategy September 16-18 • Charleston Place Hotel, Charleston, SC THE BUSINESS PROGRAM The Effects of The New Look Healthcare Labor and Reform on Employment Business Law Landscape Owners Matt Gilley Mark Combs, Pres- Ford & Harrison ident and Senior Consultant New federal labor and employ- Blue Water Benefits ment laws, regulations, interpretations and enforce- With more than 12 years experience and six pro- ment practices are forcing employers to alter or fessional designations in his field, Mark is a veteran reconsider longstanding personnel practices. Matt of the employee benefits industry. Prior to joining Gilley, a labor and employment attorney with Ford Blue Water Benefits, Mark worked as a certified & Harrison LLP, will discuss how this changing financial planner with John Hancock Financial, and landscape will impact our industry and offer sug- then spent time at Marsh & McLennan Companies gestions for succeeding in this new environment. specializing in employee group benefits. He is In particular, the discussion will focus on proposed the author of The Plan WELL Method: Employer changes to laws concerning union organizing, the Wellness System, numerous published articles new composition of the National Labor Relations and whitepapers. He is a national speaker and Board, and NLRB precedents that are most likely was honored with the Distinguished Educational to change under the new Board. Achievement Award from the American College. Effects of Tax Law and What an Accountant Can Do for You Carolyn Rosendale, Wilson Warehouse Co. Carolyn Rosendale is countants, Louisiana Society of Certified Public the accounting manager Accountants, Institute of Managerial Accountants, for Wilson Warehouse and The Society of Human Resource Manage- Company, Inc., she over- ment Professionals. Carolyn currently sits on the sees the daily staff and Louisiana Technical Committee for State and Local financial operations for Wilson Taxation, and is a former long term member of the Warehouse and its related companies. Louisiana Healthcare and Healthcare Issues Task Carolyn has been a Certified Public Accountant Force. Carolyn’s area of specialty interest is in taxa- for over 20 years. Ms Rosendale is a member tion and cost accounting. of the American Institute of Certified Public Ac- The Breeze – Page 5
  • 6. SWA 65th Convention Charleston, Old South Charm and a Winning Strategy September 16-18 • Charleston Place Hotel, Charleston, SC THE BUSINESS PROGRAM AGENDA REGISTRATION DESK Open Wednesday, September 15th – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Open Thursday, September 16th – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, September 17, 2010 08:30 am – 10:00 am Opening session, breakfast, and Keynote speaker 10:15 am – 11:15 am Warehouse and Transportation Law Kevin Phillips of Nielsen, Zehe & Antas, P.C. 11:15 am – 12:15 pm What IT, Social Networking, and SWA Can Do to Recruit Business? Buster Lewis & one or more associates 12:30 pm – 02:00 pm Lunch, Marketing Survey, and “Bull Session” Saturday, September 18, 2010 08:00 am – 09:30 am Associate Member Breakfast and Going Green Forum 09:30 am – 09:45 am Business Meeting 09:45 am – 10:35 am Effects of Healthcare Reform on Business Mark Combs, Blue Water Benefits 10:35 am – 10:45 am Break (10 minutes) 10:45 am – 11:30 am The New Look Labor and Employment Law Landscape Matt Gilley, Ford & Harrison 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Effects of Tax Law and What an Accountant Can Do for You Carolyn Rosendale - Wilson Warehouse Co. The Breeze – Page 6
  • 7. SWA 65th Convention Charleston, Old South Charm and a Winning Strategy September 16-18 • Charleston Place Hotel, Charleston, SC SOCIAL PROGRAM AGENDA Thursday, September 16th GOLF TOURNAMENT: (Patriots Point Links and Golf Club) Hotel departure – noon time! Transportation will be provided and is included in your fee; rental clubs will be available. Format: “Mountain Man Scramble” WELCOME & OPENING RECEPTION (Palmetto Garden Room).................................... 7:00 pm DINNER: Following the reception join a group for dinner at one of several recommended Charleston restaurants. Details will follow in the next convention flyer. Friday, September 17th KEYNOTE BREAKFAST & SPEAKER ............................................................................ 8:30 am BUSINESS LUNCH – Sandwich & Salad Buffet ............................................................. 12:30 pm CITY CARRIAGE TOUR ................................................................................................... 3:00 pm A tour guided, horse drawn carriage ride through selected city streets. Note: An “extra” planned event you can select on the registration form. PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION ............................................................................................. 6:30 pm PRESIDENT’S DINNER .................................................................................................... 7:30 pm Note: Select your dinner entrée on the registration form, please. Saturday, September 18th ASSOCIATE MEMBERS BREAKFAST ............................................................................ 8:00 am The Charleston Breakfast Buffet & the “Going Green Forum” LADIES EVENT............................................................................................................... 10:00 am A Charleston city culinary tour that will provide information on the history and culture of Low Country Cuisine. A 2½ hour event during which you will sample unique foods and varied dishes from local eateries, markets, bakeries and several restaurants. THEME PARTY ................................................................................................................. 6:30 pm Will be held at the historic Majestic Theatre (next door to the hotel) where we will enjoy a “Low Country Boil” and be entertained by those who can do the “Shag” or wish to take lessons and join the fun. The Breeze – Page 7
  • 8. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S COLUMN What’s happening? With the midyear Board of Directors Meeting planned for June couple with preparations for our Septem- ber convention, now just three WELCOME NEW MEMBER months down the road, the pace A new North Carolina based mem- in the SWA office has stepped up a notch. But like any organization ber! A start-up company managed by who has “good help”, and we do, Charlie Owen who plans to join us in the work gets handled properly, Charleston this coming September to on time and with a good spirit. A special thanks to each mem- meet and learn. Per his words “The ber of our convention committee, in fact all the board, for their Fletcher Warehousing Company is a excellent help and support. 300,000 square foot property located The midyear board meeting was conducted in Charleston one and a half miles North of Exit 44 on Saturday, June 12th; it was time well spent. The organiza- on Interstate 26 outside of Asheville, North Carolina. tion’s finances are in order, membership has grown (we have The property was the distribution center for the Springs added five new warehouse members and eight new associ- ates since last September), a website refresher project lead Global Blanket Division. We offer warehousing, logistical, by Collin Peel is underway, approval was given to establish and transportation services. You can visit our web site at credit card use for SWA dues and meeting fees (more in- www.fletcherwarehousing.com”. formation will follow shortly), and September’s convention program and social agenda plans are complete. Information will be flowing all summer to encourage your participation. Thanks, Perry, for your help this past weekend getting group reservations at terrific Charleston restaurants; you were right, Press Release there seems to be a good one on every corner and we all enjoyed three of them. Kathy and I will be “moving the SWA office” north by 1,300 miles this July; we intend to spend that month at our family This represents an earlier press release that Shipper’s had lake house in New Hampshire and look forward to having our done. I had met the Editor of Southeast Green along with grandson Garrett with us for some of that time. We will have Tony Piccolo & Roy Barbee. We reported that Shipper’s was internet access while gone and the board will have the house telephone number should they need it. Leaving July 1st and working on being the first facility in Georgia that has zero home by July 28th. waste. We are recycling all paper, cardboard, & plastic straps/ Have a good summer and we will be looking for you all in scraps and have an area set up in three spots to recycle all Charleston this plastic bottles, any magazines, aluminum cans. Pick up on coming Septem- these units will be free which should produce income for the ber. company. We are also investigating having some composting Dean done on weekends; data is being collected to determine the feasibility. As always we will be sure that we are in compliance with any AIB standards. Tony Piccolo & Roy Barbee have been very instrumental for Shipper’s on this project. More updates will follow. The Breeze – Page 8
  • 9. ASSOCIATE MEMBERS SIMOS Business. Re-engineered. CORNER Ag Solutions Plus, Inc is excited about being a member of the SWA. One of our goals has been to find an organization in which to become involved. We are an independent manufacturer represen- tative located in Harrisonburg, VA. Larry Trissel, a life-long resident of Harrisonburg, is the founder and SIMOS Insourcing Solutions is a customer- focused, results-oriented labor management firm. president. SIMOS specializes in streamlining the way organi- Ag Solutions Plus, primarily, represents two zations work with contingent labor and high touch companies. environments. We provide the engineering support, labor, and supervision with a guaranteed fixed cost One, AMT, per unit billing model while meeting or exceeding our is located client’s quality standards. Our customizable solution in South typically yields a savings of 10% - 20% and enables us to tailor engineering services to meet the opera- Carolina. AMT provides tional objectives of each client. hard goods, such as The SIMOS offering provides: tools, curtains, winches, ●● Flexible●pricing●options●●●● etc. to the agriculture in- ●● Robust●and●accountable●labor●strategy●●●● dustry. The other is CBM ●● Addition●of●intellectual●capital●when●you●need●it●●●● Electronic Lighting, located in Quebec, Canada. CBM ●● Ability●to●shift●supervision●and●key●labor●to●higher● ROI●activities.● manufactures and provides electronic lighting fixtures. Headquartered in Atlanta, SIMOS currently operates Within the SWA organization, Ag Solutions Plus in 13 states and has a proven track record of working will place our emphasis on CBM Electronic Lighting. with Fortune 500 manufacturing and distribution com- We know many of your offices and warehouses will panies. The privately held company is led by a senior management team with an average of more than 27 be required to update your lighting. Those of you still years experience in staffing and outsourcing backed using T-12 bulbs as your light source are facing the by a staff with 25 years of engineering, process man- decision of replacements. While this presents a chal- agement and improvement, and operations expertise. lenge, there are benefits to be reaped. Your replace- We invest in and directly help generate value in your ments should provide more and better lighting at a business through active collaboration between compa- reduced cost. ny management and SIMOS experienced profession- als. SIMOS Insourcing Solutions is committed to There are many factors to consider when making helping manufacturers and distribution centers con- your decision – facility size, hours per day usage, ap- trol their labor costs by offering budgetary certainty. plication, budget, etc. Many municipalities and electric SIMOS incorporates our engineering and operational expertise to drive continuous improvements in cost, suppliers offer rebates when energy efficient fixtures quality, and on time delivery. SIMOS consistently de- are installed. The savings can be staggering. livers cost reduction programs that impact the bottom line within our customer’s organizations. We, at Ag Solutions Plus, encourage you to make SIMOS Business. Re-engineered. informed decisions. Do what’s best for your business. Do what’s best for the environment. Ask for lighting lay-outs, cost comparisons, and pay-back schedules. 695 Mansell Rd., STE 200 We look forward to being an associate member Roswell, GA 30076 alongside you in SWA. And, if you desire, we welcome www.simossolutions.com 770.992.3441 the opportunity to assist you in your lighting decisions. Larry Trissel The Breeze – Page 9
  • 10. BOARD OF DIRECTORS President FRANK ANDERSON RBW Logistics Corp. P.O. Box 10027 Augusta, GA 30903 (706) 724-0106 frank_anderson@rbwlogistics.com 1st Vice Pres. COLLIN PEEL Camrett Logistics P.O. Box 410 Wytheville, VA 24382 (276) 625-8103 cpeel@camrett.com 2nd Vice Pres. ROBERT BALDRIDGE Wilson Warehouse Co., Inc. P.O. Box 748 Baton Rouge, LA 70821 (225) 382-5269 robertb@wilsonwarehouse.com Sec./Treasurer GEORGE W. DAVIS III Davis Storage and Warehouse, Inc. 541 Bridge Street Danville, VA 24541 (434) 793-7721 gdavisiii@gamewood.net Past President & BUSTER LEWIS Pres. Council Lewis Storage Co., Inc. Chairman P.O. Box 16384 Greensboro, NC 27416 (336) 275-8458 blewis@lewisstorage.com June Birthdays July Birthdays STATE DIRECTORS Alabama MICHAEL O. MEADOR Meador Warehousing & Distribution 2.......................................Calvin Ozier 2........................................ Larry Hicks P.O. Box 391 Mobile, AL 36610 (251) 457-4376, x14 2....................................Tracy Parham 12 ............................ Scott McWilliams meadorwarehouse@aol.com Florida BRIAN DUKE 14.................................. Becky Grimes 13.................................... Herb Harriss Laney & Duke Terminal Warehouse Co. 1560 Jessie Street Jacksonville, FL 32206 14 ........................................ Tom Taul 20.............................. Kathy Matheson (904) 798-3500 bduke@laneyduke.com Georgia WILLIAM STANKIEWICZ 29 .......................................Ken Lewis 26............................... Frank Anderson Shippers Warehouse of Georgia 9250 South Main Street Jonesboro, GA 30236 27.........................................Nell Duke (678) 364-3475 Kentucky williams@shipperswarehouse.com BRIAN JOHNSON Advance Distribution Services, Inc. June Anniversaries 2349 Millers Lane Louisville, KY 40216 (502) 449-1720 8.........................Pam & Wesley Keller July Anniversaries bjohnson@advancedistribution.com Louisiana ROBERT BALDRIDGE 12...................... Karen & Herb Harriss 2.......................... Marlene & John Lee and Wilson Warehouse Co., Inc. Mississippi P.O. Box 748 Baton Rouge, LA 70821 22................. Kathy & Dean Matheson 29.................... Diane & Fred Meredith (225) 382-5269 robertb@wilsonwarehouse.com North Carolina FRED MEREDITH 23.........................Margo & Bob Taylor Meredith Warehousing & Disribution, Inc. 103 Carolina Court High Point, NC 27263 30.................. Carole & Buddy Stalling (336) 861-5773 fred@meredithtransport.com South Carolina VAN SWAFFORD Swafford Transport and Warehouse Co. NEWS & VIEWS 1630 Old Highway 14 South Greer, SC 29651 (864) 848-3854 van@swaffordtransport.com FROM THE Tennessee JOHN OZIER UWT Logistics 823 East Holmes Road Memphis, TN 38106 (901) 948-3481 HOMEFRONT jozier@uwtlogistics.com Virginia DEVON ANDERS InterChange Group, Inc. 1346 Plesants Drive, Suite 6 Harrisonburg, VA 22801 will return in (540) 433-1900 devon.anders@interchangeco.com AT LARGE DIRECTORS the August issue after ANDY BROWN TOM TAUL Twin City Warehouses, Inc. Merchants Transfer Co. 3302 Old Lexington Road P.O. Box 487 Winston-Salem, NC 27107 Mobile, AL 36601 (336) 499-7221 (251) 457-8691 our extended stay at abrown@tcwinc.com ttaul@merchantstransfer.com BILL CROW BRUCE TRANTHAM Shaw Warehouse Co. Tranco Logistics, LLC P.O. Box 321305 P.O. Box 71725 Birmingham, AL 35232 Chattanooga, TN 37407-6725 our lakeside cabin in (205) 251-7188 (423) 822-1000 bill@shawwarehouse.com bruce@trancologistics.com JEFF LEWIS Kenco Logistics Services New Hampshire. 200 Riverside Drive Chatanooga, TN 37406 (423) 643-3578 jeff.lewis@kencogroup.com EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DEAN MATHESON POB 898 • Madison, GA 30650 Office (706) 431-6025 dean@swaonline.org The Breeze – Page 10

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