New Employees for April 2009
We would like to say a big “WELCOME ABOARD” to the following:
Richard Peters - Eden Used Auto Parts, Delivery Driver
James Bowling - Eden Used Auto Parts, Yard Foreman
Earl Truitt - Eden Used Auto Parts, Dismantler
Melvin Lee Huffman – SaveMore, Counter Sales
Mike Clenney – Brandywine Trucks and Equipment, Mechanic
Congratulations go out to David Basulto on his promotion to Assistant Manager for the Brandywine Trucks & Equipment Operations.
David has been with Brandywine since January of 2005, has met and exceeded sales goals and has consistently been one of the top
salespeople. Congratuations, David, you’ve earned this promotion!
Jodie Johnson sales at Compact auto Parts and his girlfriend Lisa are expecting their first child at the end of November.
Pat Dennis, Sales Manager of Foreign Car Parts is getting married on September 25th
Judy McFaden is pleased to announced that her daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and her husband Brian are expecting their first baby in November;
Daniel Crecelius, Sales Manager of Brandywine Two is planning a ceremony with his long time partner Stacey in September;
Ronnie Lawson, counter sales at Central Small Car Salvage has set the date with his girlfriend for June 2010
Walter Meinhardt Sr. is returning from Florida for a visit with Brandywine – can’t want to see you again Walter, we miss you!
Condolences and sympathies go out to…
Cheryl Miller of BTE whose Grandmother passed away this month,
Brian Gray of Wholesale on the death of his Uncle, and to John Boyer of Brandywine Truck Parts on the passing of his Dad.
Holiday Closings – All Brandywine Companies will be closed on Monday, May 25th in observation of Memorial Day.
Ask the HR Team:
Question: Can I cancel my Medical coverage out side of open enrollment?
Answer: Generally this answer is no, but there are certain instances where you can:
We have often been asked about canceling an employee’s Medical insurance coverage at a time other than Open Enrollment period.
When an employee’s spouse has open enrollment at their place of employment, it may be advantageous for the employee to compare both coverages. If it is a better or less expensive plan than the coverage offered by Brandywine, the Brandywine employee is able to “opt out” of our Plan and we can furnish you with the needed forms to cancel your coverage and answer any questions you may have.
Brandywine holds Open Enrollment every November for effective date of December 1.
Ask your Human Resource Department for more information.
Fork Lift Training and Re-Certification Completed
On Friday April 17th, Brandywine held it’s first “forklift rodeo”, a different twist on new certifications and re-certifications for forklift use where the emphasis was on safety, but having fun at the same time. The contestants used the small forklift typically used for moving and re-stocking engines and transmissions and were judged on three things: first, the driver was teamed with another in a contest to see who could lose the least amount of water out of a full five gallon bucket while traveling the required course. Secondly, all candidates were required to pick up a basketball balancing on top of a safety cone and take to a basket 9 feet high and make the shot. Lastly, all drivers were required to pick up an engine, put in the back of a “hatchback” van, remove it and place it back into inventory without either getting off of the forklift or damaging the engine or van. At press time, we are pleased to give new or re-issued licenses to Mark Dolesh, Robert Caporaletti, Stephanie Flynt, who by the way was talented enough to pick up a quarter in the dirt with a forklift), Joe Thompson, Kenny Alvey, Barry Moore, CheChe Green, Neal Sullivan. Great Job!