Simple Ingenuity, European Soccer, Sears Canada and Canadian Business Online

Posted on May 23, 2012 by Michael Benarroch
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Simple Ingenuity, European Soccer, Sears Canada and Canadian Business Online

Posted on May 23, 2012 by Michael Benarroch
 

Hi everyone,

Well there’s a lot going on at CBSF. There are several large programs in the hopper that I can’t tell you about just yet. I like to wait for the chickens to be hatched, incubated and eating on their own before I spread anything. It’s truly exciting stuff though, for us that is.

I’m always amazed at the simple things that people come up with if they are continuously challenged to improve. As I was walking through the metal shop the other day I noticed a contraption on one of the welding benches that really looked out of place. Upon further review, I found a simple solution that would save us significant time, money and energy and insure a quality result so I wanted to share the video.

welding jig

Did you see the Bayern vs Chelsea game on the weekend? What a great game! I was away and they managed to get a feed in. There were a lot of soccer fans there which made it a great environment. I’m really looking forward to Euro Cup 2012 next month.

We are very proud to have been selected by Sears Canada as their vendor of choice for a national rollout of their new baby department. For this program we are not only producing all of the custom millwork and metal components, but we are making it a turnkey operation by having the pro’s at Canada’s Best Merchandising Services manage the installation portion of the project as well.

I ran across a few quotes recently that I wanted to share.

For all of my staff:

“By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.”

For all my managers:

“Hire character. Train skill.”

A funny one:

“Ever notice how it’s a penny for your thoughts, yet you put in your two-cents? Someone is making a penny on the deal.”

And one for reflection:

“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it is worth watching.”

Lastly, more bragging and great press. Have a look at the attached article recently featured in Canadian Business Journal Online.

CBSF feature in CBJ

That’s all for now. As always, please feel free to visit us at Canadasbeststorefixtures.com