Happy Memorial Day.
I encourage everyone to remember the meaning of memorial day. It is a day to honor and mourn those who have died while serving in the U.S military. No matter the branch, these men and women have made the ultimate sacrifice. A fun fact about memorial day! It was originally called Decoration day.
I would like to remind everyone that our monthly drop off day is this Wed 6/2 from 9-2. You do not need to make an appointment for that day. I get lots of folks asking questions about this day. Here are some of the answers.
- Preparation: You do not need to do any preparation. No need to remove staple, paper clips, binder clips etc. You can leave your paper in binders, folders, etc. as well. There is no need to come up with a fancy way of getting your paper to us. As long as it is not loose in your trunk we will take it. You can bring it in Wal-Mart bags, garbage bags, totes, boxes or anything else you have handy. If you want your container back, no problem. Many people think it creates problems if they leave the paper clips on their documents. You can rest easy know that we remove them as part of our process. We collect all these clips and then turn around and donate them to local schools to be reused. We have donated 104 pounds of these clips already this year.
- We shredded 14,000 pounds of paper and collected 6,000 pounds of cardboard as well.
- We were able to complete 87,000 units of assembly as well.
Editorial apology-- Mr. Johnson DID submit the following article well before the deadline last week. We think it was worth pushing out anyway. Good stuff.
Well, it is good to be back from vacation. I would like to say a big THANK YOU to my entire crew for the hard work they put in while I was away. Both Margaret and Roxanne were able to keep everything from burning to the ground, so a special THANKS to both of them.
You will see 2 pictures from my trip. Yes, that is me with the first saugeye I have ever caught. The second, well it speaks for itself.
There is a saying among fisher people: “a bad day of fishing beats a good day at work”. When you are ending your day on the lake driving into that type of sunset, it is hard to argue with that statement.
We have had some good weeks of production.
We shipped another truckload of material out last week. That was the second one this month already.
We shredded 13,000 pounds of paper and dealt with another 9,000 pounds of cardboard and an additional 2,000 pounds of shrink wrap.
Many of you are aware of the “kick James to the curb” grant that CLI and FL have been working on. There are many new and exciting things that will come as a result. The first one will be a completely new website for Firelands Local. We do not have a release date yet, but I will be sure to update you when the time comes. Teaser alert……I can tell you that it will be bright, fun and exciting.
I would like to remind everyone that schools will be letting our soon and even more kids will be playing outside. As drivers, it is our responsibility to watch for them. Slow down and avoid a potential tragedy.