Local business gives sentimental shipment to longtime employee
A local multigenerational family business
The crew at Trombley Redi Mix recently upgraded their equipment, but not before they gave the old machine one last try while honoring a longtime employee. Now that we are in the 2020s, computers are used for almost everything and now they can help mix concrete.
The 70’s ?
Just last week, Trombley’s asked Stewart Adams if he would come back to work an extra shift and prepare the last few yards of concrete on the old plank. Mr. Adams retired earlier in the year after dedicating 48 years of his life to the company through several transfers of ownership. Stewart started with Trombley’s in 1973 and the board was installed in 1979. Two things you don’t see a lot these days are employees and equipment for decades!
Mr. Adams delivered concrete for Trombley’s for two decades, then when the ’90s rolled around he became responsible for shipping the concrete, working on the old plank every day. Trombley’s decided to honor Adams and asked him to regroup the last few yards and close the board. In an age when people seem to change jobs as often as they change vehicles, working with one company for almost 50 years is an incredible achievement and a testament to the dedication of a certain generation.
Congratulations to Stewart Adams on his retirement and for receiving the honor of ending an era before a new one begins. Great job from the folks at Trombley Redi Mix for finding a thoughtful way to show their appreciation to a man who has dedicated his life to the business.
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Ice fishing is a great way to take advantage of the cold winter months in Maine. It will take you outside to get some fresh air, it is family friendly and a successful day could turn into a delicious dinner. If you’re new to the sport, we’ve put together a list of equipment you’ll need for a fun, comfortable and successful day on the ice. Some of these elements are more essential than others. Some gear may not be essential at all, depending on how you plan to fish. Again, the items we have listed are for those new to ice fishing.
Before you get to the list, be sure to dress appropriately for the cold weather. We didn’t put warm outerwear on the list, but it’s definitely a must-have. It is important to dress in layers to ensure that you are warm enough all day on the ice. If you start to get too hot, you can simply peel off a diaper. Hand warmers are also worth packing.
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