2014 AJ & IHC Summer Meetings

Our AJ IHC team had our summer meetings June 16th-June 19th at our St. Louis Headquarters. This is an opportunity for the entire company to get together from across the country for educational training and growth development planning. As departments we showcase our growth and explain how we plan to grow even more in the remaining part of the year.

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It’s this time of year our IHC team also gets the chance to shine and really show off how much work they’ve put into the year so far. After reviewing our brand and team growth for the first half of the year each IHC team member gets to share their successes.

IHC team gets to showcase their individual service growth and role development.

 

 But it’s not all work. At AJ we believe: work hard, play harder! So after our meetings we get together for some good food and fun. The annual washers and bags game is always a fierce competition for all!

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IHC Does Random Acts of Kindness!

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At AJ we believe our company culture is very important. This frigid winter weather here in St. Louis had our headquarters feeling the winter blues. So our IHC team decided we needed to do something about it! We decided to spread some IHC cheer and give out Random Act of Kindness notes throughout the office to brighten everyone’s day!

The response we got was great. Everyone was wondering where these positive, uplifting notes came from. It became a guessing game and really helped to lift those winter blues.

We believe to spread our IHC culture to our customers we too have to feel it, so we try hard to keep our internal customers, our employees, just as Insanely Happy

What will you do to brighten someone else’s day? Tell us here or on our AJ Facebook page!

Delivering IHC Service

It’s Saturday, January 18th, a bitterly cold and snowy morning in Chicago at 9:30 when AJ’s salesmen, Dave Beader, gets the call from his customer, Gold Standard Baking, that they are out of glue and need two pallets (2,940 pounds) ASAP or their production would be down completely. With the offices closed and truck line carriers all booked for the day Dave makes a quick decision, to keep his customers Insanely Happy he decides to rent a truck to pickup and deliver the glue himself.

IHC AJ Truck

He finds a truck rental company, rents a truck and then drives to the AJ Chicago warehouse to pick up the 2 pallets of glue for his customer. 

truck pallets IHC AJ

Snow coming down, Dave loaded up the truck with the 2 pallets of glue. He then drives to his customer to ensure their production line would not go down.

Truck at dock AJ IHC

He reached his customer’s dock and the product was unloaded. Saving the day Dave made sure he delivered to make an Insanely Happy Customer!

Now THAT is going above and beyond to keep your customer Insanely Happy!!

Winter Meetings at AJ & IHC MVP

Every year AJ Adhesives has a winter meeting at the St. Louis Headquarters to see how we can grow as a team and as a company. It’s always a good time to get together with all of our sales guys from all across the country.

This year IHC created an award system to thank our guys for all of their hard work throughout the year. We had quite a few titles to hand out; Social Media Mad-Man, Mr. Congeniality, Growth Bonus and our top award, our IHC MVP.  We presented these awards during the IHC presentation, and boy, were they surprised! The presentation was complete with disco lights flashing and the theme song from Space Jam blasting as the winners were announced. After all, it had to be an Insanely Happy event!

Our guys won their name on our plaque and a coveted IHC shirt. I think these pictures show how Insanely Happy they are to be our top winners for 2013. 

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Bill, Social Media Mad Man, IHC shirtGary, Mr. CongenialityDave Growth BonusIHC plaques 2013