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.