COVID-19 has brought many challenges to work, employees, and their families as we find ways to adjust to this tough situation. Unfortunately, cyber criminals are using the pandemic as an opportunity to exploit things in hopes of monetary gains. This means that all of us need to be more cautious as we try to stay up to date with the news and our business.
“Attention to detail is not about perfection. It’s about excellence, about constant improvement.” – Chris Denny, Speaker, trainer, business owner
Herb Haggard, my father, as the founder of Haggard & Stocking has taken the company from very humble beginnings to an internationally known company. At its start, Haggard & Stocking was part rep agency and small time-limited stocking distributor with a customer base solely in central Indiana. I can tell you he often spent hours working through the day and then spending several hours working in his home office in his basement during nights and weekends. Haggard & Stocking has long been like another child to my father as he has watched it take shape to what it is today. His passion is contagious, and I have been very honored to follow in his footsteps into the world of Industrial Distribution. I remember being proud to come into the office as a young child and help where he “needed me.” I spent several weekend days putting stickers on catalogs and believing that was going to make a huge difference in my father’s sales efforts.
JEFF HAGGARD ASCENDS TO HAGGARD & STOCKING, ASSOC. PRESIDENT; MATT HAGGARD NAMED INDIANAPOLIS INDUSTRIAL SALES MANAGER
Our Vice President, Jeff Haggard, sits down with the Community Foundation of Morgan County President, Ed Kominowski, to discuss the numerous manufacturing education and employment opportunities available to Morgan County students in and graduating from high school. Jeff elaborates on the Haggard family heritage in their community and their continuing support to the local high schools, colleges and trade programs as a mentor as well as supplier of quality tooling, safety, and material handling products.
“The world needs strong women. Women who will lift and build others, who will love and be loved. Women who live bravely, both tender and fierce. Women of indomitable will.” — Amy Tenney
Whether you’re a Fortune 500 company or a small business, understanding and utilizing technology in your business plan can be the difference between success and failure in today’s market. Today, information is at your fingertips instantly and accessible from most anywhere. Because of this, consumers are making smarter decisions more quickly than ever. Consumers are also bringing those same internet and buying habits with them to do their job. Employees want to complete a purchase or make an intelligent business decision from information gathered from the web in a few minutes and move on to the next task. Haggard & Stocking recognizes this and understood this trend was going to continue until it was part of everyone’s daily culture.
Meet John Marino, Haggard & Stocking Customer Service Manager, and volunteer extraordinaire. John has been with us for five years and was promoted to Customer Service Manager in February 2018. John originally hails from the Motor City, but his passion for serving and helping others has kept him busy as a volunteering Hoosier, working great events like the World Police and Fire Games, the Special Olympics, the Indiana Sports Corp Big 10 games, and for the past fifteen years, working at the Indy 500 Parade as the 500 Festival Parade Balloon Chair.