Winter Air Miles promotion!

2013/11/28

Denbow is offering a Winter Air Miles promotion this season on all your purchases!

Earn DOUBLE rewards – that’s TWO Air Miles for every $50 spent!

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EMPLOYEE PROFILE: David Slykerman

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Dave Slykerman

Dave has worked at Denbow for just over nine years.  He started his career at Denbow as a truck driver, mainly hauling forest-by-products from the BC’s interior to the coast.  Dave proved that he is capable to take on many new challenges along the way.  He has become very versatile and can do almost any operations job within Denbow with ease.  Dave has the ability to run excavator, walking floor, grinders, loaders, blower trucks and the list goes on…

To his fellow employees, Dave is known to be a very good equipment operator as well as very reliable.  He is genuine and also calm under pressure. If you have any idea of the type of work Denbow does, you would understand that it is a very good quality to have.

Outside work, Dave is busy spending time with his wife Kristy and his kids, Mikkaela, Keigan and Cameron.  As a family they enjoy motor biking by the river as well as camping in his faithful and restored classic Winnebago.  Most of Dave’s spare time is spent working on these projects in his new shop (which he hopes to complete soon!).  When he gets out of the shop, he enjoys hunting and fishing.

Thank you, Dave, for your willingness to always help everyone at Denbow!

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Refreshing our Equipment

You might have noticed that Denbow’s trucks are sporting a new look these days!

We’ve been working on new paint and decals on our trucks with our new logo and colours.  What a difference that makes!

Truck #807 before and after new paint and decals!

Truck #807 before and after new paint and decals!

Soon we will start with new wraps on our trailers – check back soon to see the design… or see us on the road!

Marketplace Chaplains

One of Denbow’s company values is ‘Community’.  This encompasses the community in which we do business in, as well as the community of Denbow employees.  Owner Bill Boesterd places a high value on people and because of this, he has enlisted Marketplace Chaplains Canada to help provide ‘Exceptional Employee Care’.

Marketplace Chaplains Canada provides care for Denbow employees and their families.   Our chaplains visit Denbow once a week, checking in with employees and making themselves available.  Employees are encouraged to utilize the chaplains if they need to talk about anything – issues at work, in their personal life, or if a crisis situation arises.  The professionally trained and experienced Chaplains build relationships of trust and confidence and are on call at all hours to help out with any life issues.  Bill tells his employees “I hope this provides an opportunity for you to be heard around concerns or suggested improvements, for you and your family to be cared for during a tough time, and a host of other care opportunities.”

If you are interested in learning more about Marketplace Chaplains, please visit  www.mchap.ca.

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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day… What does it mean to you?

Do you have a connection with a soldier who has fought for our freedom?

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Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, the Netherlands

This year, Remembrance Day is especially meaningful to me.  I recently travelled to Europe and while there I visited some World War II sites.  My small glimpse into the devastation and destruction of war has given me a little more understanding of the terrible experiences soldiers faced.  My appreciation of the sacrifices that the Allied troops made for our freedom is much greater now.

I visited a number of sites significant in World War 2 in various places (museums, cemeteries, concentration camp & memorials) as well as learned about a family member who was involved in the Dutch Resistance.  A great-uncle who I never had the privilege of knowing because he was captured & killed by the Germans.

Lest we forget the sacrifice of all those who have died for our freedom - a freedom that we too often take for granted.

Lest we forget the sacrifice of all those who have died for our freedom.

By Willetta Les

Denbow Office Manager

 

EMPLOYEE PROFILE: Joe Kardos

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Joe Kardos

Joe has been an employee at Denbow for 25 fantastic years!   He is the go-to person for his fellow employees for any information on our equine clients, as he has become quite specialized in this area of our business.  He is known by his clients as a man who prides himself on delivering quality sawdust, providing great, personal service and for going the extra mile to ensure satisfaction of all deliveries.

Joe is married to his wife Sheila and together they have 2 grown sons, Ryan and Darren.  Joe is passionate about NASCAR and has made a few trips watch the action live in Vegas!  He is proud to be the driver of Denbow truck #48 – the same number of his favorite race car driver, Jimmie Johnson.  Joe also enjoys camping with Sheila and friends as well as enjoying riding trails in beautiful BC on his ATV.

Joe has played a large role in Denbow’s success.  He values his customers, does great work and is great to work with!

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Denbow family honours Martin McGuillicky who has passed away

Passing of Martin McGuillicky.

 

The Denbow family honours Martin McGuillicky who has passed away. He had many roles over the years at Denbow. He was father to Co-owner Joanne. Father-In-Law to Bill and Paul. Grandpa to Michelle, Frank and Cody, as well as an employee here at Denbow.

25 years ago Martin retired from his service in the Canadian Military. He then came to do a variety of jobs here at Denbow part-time to help us out. He delivered sawdust and mulch with the small delivery truck. Did minor maintenance jobs. He also was one of our first sawdust installers to go out and help when a farmer couldn’t meet up with the sawdust delivery truck.

Martin will be remembered and he lives on in our memories.

Speaking from Experience

One of our poultry farm clients – Ray Nickel from Vye Road Ventures and Crossborder Poultry – is featured in this article in Canadian Poultry Magazine about bio-security on poultry farms in BC.  Denbow’s staff are careful to follow proper bio-security protocols as we deliver and install sawdust at multiple poultry farms each day.

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The Business 9 Women Kept A Secret For Three Decades

Today we want to share a great story about how 9 ladies made a staggering impact on their community – in secret, with pound cakes!

It’s the little things that count… and can grow into something big!  The Business 9 Women Kept A Secret For Three Decades

Enjoy your long weekend by brightening someone’s day 🙂