1. The leader of every sales
organization will typically have
a clearly defined area of sales
force improvement for the
new year. It might be to close
more seven figure deals, sell
more of a certain product line,
and to increase customer
Weldon Parts just conclud-
ed its annual sales meeting in
Oklahoma City. This year it
was a 2 ½ day event where
eighteen manufactures were
in attendance. The sole pur-
pose was for the manufac-
tures to demonstrate the fea-
tures and benefits of their
products and to tutor our
salesmen in the selling points
of their product. The manufac-
tures used both hands-on
samples and PowerPoint
presentations to accomplish
their goals. For the first time
the meeting was video record-
ed and will be edited and post-
ed in a manor for other employ-
ees to gain additional
knowledge just as soon as
possible, thanks to Zach Smith,
one of our social media people.
Those represented were
Amerex, Atro, Betts, ConMet,
CV Logistics, Dayton, Dorman,
Federal Mogul, Federal Signal,
Firestone, Kit Masters,
Maxxima, Prestone, Shur-CO/
Sales Meeting 2015 Kickoff
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April, May, June 2015
Volume 14, Issue 14
Special points of
Inside this issue:
2. Donovan, Stemco, TTAC, Tramec/Sloan, and Wix.
Each presentation was graded by each of our sales
reps. There were three areas:, Product Prepared-
ness, Product Information, and how well they cov-
ered the bullet points on how to sell their product.
In most cases there will always be questions that
still are of interest so we requested that each manu-
facture coordinate field work with each rep and their
I have already been sent information showing
the scheduling of field work and just received a
website address that is giving additional information
asked. That hyper link is; https://www.iafc.org/
Thanks to everyone, I feel we had a very positive
sales meeting that will prove to be beneficial for all
involved. I truly believe that product knowledge is a
major factor that separates us from others.
—Dean Clinton, sales manager
Within the past few months, Weldon Parts Inc. has boomed on social media
sites, gaining an actively engaged audience. “Within only a few months, We
have reached over 500 likes on Facebook and 160 followers on Twitter, and we
anticipate even more in the upcoming year” Being on there allows us to receive
instant feedback from other perspectives, and also gives us a chance to have a
virtual relationship with current and potential customers. It gives us instant
access to positive or negative feedback. We try to do weekly trivia games with bi-weekly giveaways, as well as location highlights, and
sometimes even posting “Flash Back Friday” posts, to sort of interact with our fans and give them a little Weldon history. Our social media
guru’s Zach, Sara, and Mckayla all make up a good team, and make our social sites the go to for great interaction. Social customer service
is the future of customer satisfaction, and we can only anticipate the best in the near future.
Sales Meeting 2015 Kickoff—Continued
Social Media: The Future of Weldon?
3. HDAW 2015
HDAW is a four day multi-faceted exclusive business symposium tailored
for the independent heavy duty distributors and their suppliers. HDAW
uniquely incorporates several useful fundamentals for business develop-
ment by combining skilled presentations, discussions, scholastic seminars,
pre-arranged supplier/distributor meetings, and a world class product expo
with open networking time during meals, breaks, and receptions, all into
one, power-packed program.
New hot rod on drag circuit from MERITOR and other sponsors
PHILLIPS marketing team, everyone SMILE..=)
MIKE (JJ O'CONNELL) NATHAN, and JOHN
4. North Bend’s 60th Anniversary
Tulsa’s 40th Anniversary
Joplin’s 10th Anniversary
Weldon Parts Inc., North Bend, Nebraska
5. This is Ron Rice
1958 COE Chevrolet
back in Nebraska
when he hauled
From left to right David, Laurie, Daryle (in the back), Emilie (the blonde one), and Leslie
6. Woodward, 609 A/C class
Fort Worth Fire Department training class
Orlando A/C class
Presented by Chuck Harwell
Laban Chappell 1/19/2015 Woodward
Cody Sales 2/18/2015 Joplin
Ryan Rider 2/24/2015 Penn-Corp
Les Roberts 3/2/2015 McAlester
Eric Wolfe 3/3/2015 Jacksonville
BirthdaysRobert Hines NBN 04/03
David Earnest GRI 04/03
Louis Thomas OKC 04/04
Ron Tapley JAX 04/05
Adrienne Rodriguez DAL 04/12
Sara Douglas OKC-HQ 04/13
Colt Straub Transfer 04/17
Debra Lander OKC-HQ 04/19
Andrew Turner OKC 04/20
Angelo Bevacqua ORL 04/26
Don Zastrow NFK 04/27
Stacy Pulley TUL 05/01
Dick Wesley OMH 05/01
Leon Murrin MAC 05/02
Dustin Berends WWD 05/03
Robert Gray Transfer 05/04
Bob Dewald PYT 05/06
Juan Tiscareno PYT 05/12
Stephanie Settles NBN 05/13
Kim Dunsworth DAL 05/14
Derek Matzek OKC-CORP 05/15
Caleb Janway TUL 05/20
Jerry Robinson TUL 05/20
Ron Inglish MUS 05/26
Dean Clinton OKC-CORP 05/28
Scott Albert NBN 06/05
Aaron Nelson NBN 06/12
Louis Quintero HOU 06/13
Charles Wade PENN Brake 06/13
Brittany Thompson WWD 06/16
Jose Becerril PYT 06/18
Kayla Matzek WWD 06/23
Eric Wolfe JAX 06/24
John Sikes OKC 06/26
Steve Rodriguez ELK 06/29
1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
8 slices turkey bacon
1 Hass avocado, halved and pitted
1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
8 slices whole-grain bread, lightly toasted
8 small leaves romaine lettuce
1 tomato, cut into 8 slices
12 ounces sliced low-sodium deli turkey
1/2 small English cucumber, sliced
Turkey Avocado Club
Toss the onion with the vinegar and 2 tablespoons water in a small bowl. Let stand 15 minutes, then drain. Mean-
while, cook the turkey bacon as the label directs until crisp.
Mash the avocado with the yogurt in another small bowl until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
Lay 4 slices of bread on a cutting board and spread with half of the avocado-yogurt mixture. Top with the lettuce
and tomato and season with salt and pepper. Add a layer of turkey breast, bacon, cucumber and red onion. Spread
the remaining avocado mixture on the remaining 4 bread slices and place spread-side down on top of the sandwich-
es. Cut each sandwich in half to serve.
Sweet Potato Fries
6 whole Sweet Potatoes, Peeled And Cut Into Thin Sticks
1 stick Salted Butter
2 cloves Garlic, Pressed
1 teaspoon Seasoned Salt (or Plain Salt)
1 teaspoon Chili Powder
1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons Ketchup OR Sriracha (more To Taste!)
Salt For Sprinkling
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Melt the butter and skim off the foam. Add garlic, seasoned salt, chili powder, and black pepper. Stir with a fork.
In a large bowl, toss the sweet potatoes in the butter/seasoning mixture. Arrange on two baking sheets and bake in the oven
for 15 to 17 minutes, shaking the pans halfway through, until the fries are sizzling (watch so that the edges don't burn). Re-
move from the oven and allow to sit on the pan for 5 minutes. Sprinkle generously with salt!
Mix the mayonnaise with the ketchup (or Sriracha). Serve fries with the dipping sauce!
10. QUESO FUNDIDO
1 pinch baking soda
2 cups boiling water
6 tea bags
3/4 cup white sugar
6 cups cool water
Sprinkle a pinch of baking soda into a 64-ounce, heat-proof, glass
pitcher. Pour in boiling water, and add tea bags. Cover, and allow to
steep for 15 minutes.
Remove tea bags, and discard; stir in sugar until dissolved. Pour in cool
water, then refrigerate until cold.
Smooth Sweet Tea
11. “Bonnie & Lance and their
current family of 9 purebred
English Shepherd puppies.
Bonnie comes from Henriet-
ta, Texas and Lancelot comes
from Bismarck, Arkansas,
close to Lrk. I have pedigree
papers on both dogs. They
are the best dogs I have ever
Pets of Weldon
had. They come with wag-
ging tails and the puppies are
for sale at 8 weeks (they are 4
weeks in the pictures). One
picture shows them in the
box, which is a Firestone air
bag box. The picture with 5
is the boys and 4 in the pic
are girls.” —Mike Mulcahy
GiGi the lab and her buddy Petardo the cat
Titan the Yorkie..my “nephew” dog
12. Birthday FunRoper’s 3rd birthday picture, February 22, 2015
Son of Dustin Berends
NEW PAINT JOB
—OKC Shop done by Bobby Creech, Store Manager
13. This movie masterfully displays just how deep the values of family
and honor are embedded within the Furious characters. Paul Walker
is fantastic in his last ever movie, alongside Vin Diesel and new
addition Jason Stratham as the movies antagonist; this movie really
deserves to be seen. Fan or not, there is no denying that Furious 7
will take you on a roller-coaster of a ride; emotionally and visually,
culminating in the best, most enthralling Furious movie to date
which will live on in fans' hearts forever.
Now on the run from Jeanine (Kate Winslet) and the rest of the power-hungry
Erudites, Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) search for allies and
answers in the ruins of Chicago. They must find out what Tris' family sacrificed
their lives to protect and why the Erudites will do anything to stop them. Side
by side, Tris and Four face one seemingly insurmountable challenge after an-
other, as they unravel the secrets of the past and ultimately...the future of their
14. Ogre’s Pearls of Wisdom
I halve a spelling check her, it words sow wonder flea. It checks to sea each word aye spell is perfect, nature lee. Sew eye can
right this note two ewe, and no know missed takes aye maid. Ewe ax me how eye no eye know? My checked her tolled me
Some people grumble because roses have thorns. I like thorns that have roses.
People who seek God in the 11th hour die at 10:30.
I miss my pre-internet brain.
An expert is someone who takes something you understand completely and makes it really confusing.
It is all about perspective. The sinking of the Titanic was a miracle to the lobsters in the kitchen...
Life is a Sexually Transmitted Disease.
Sometimes my brain goes into overload where I sort of.. zone out for a while. It is nice to know that when I snap out of it, I
can turn to you and be like " I think we should buy a lion." and you'll give it serious consideration.
Cough. Through. Though. Rough. None of these words rhyme, but for some God-forsaken reason, “Pony” and
Most people get buried in suits or nice clothes, so the zombie apocalypse will be a formal event.
This is completely true: a couple of years ago, I had an old (about 1989) set of encyclopedias I put on a garage sale, hoping
to get rid of it. It finally sold on the final day, after I put a sign on it that said "VINTAGE SEARCH ENGINE". I got 50
—Scott Hillen, North Bend Brake Facility
16. REAL LOVE
One morning I went by to visit my son Troy’s grave… it’s almost been two years when my son passed away at the age of 42.
Standing there in the early morning air thinking about Troy someone pulled up. I then knew I was not along. I turned and seen a
very elderly white haired lady trying to walk toward a grave carrying in her little hands some flowers. Someone had brought her
there when I turned to walk away from my son’s grave. I walked by the little elderly lady, she was down on her knees pulling the
weeds from that old grave, but I couldn’t help to see the tears that ran down that elderly white haired lady’s face. She then
looked up at me with a smile and I looked into her eyes and smiled back to her. We both did not speak to each other that quiet
morning. I walked away thinking to myself that’s
I THANK THE LORD THAT I CAN SEE THINGS IN REAL LIFE
A TRUE STORY WRITTEN
AUGUST 6TH 2009
Dry erase board cleaner (oops permanent marker!)
Use hand sanitizer
Crayon on walls!
Try baking soda
Headlights are hazy
Clean with toothpaste
Wine taste bad?
Put in the blender for 20 seconds. Softens tannins in the wine
and aerates it faster.
Hot steering wheel?
Courtesy of Tammy Goddard, Penn Facility