Veterans Day is a special day to honor veterans of all wars. At Darr Equipment we would like to thank our American veterans who have served and are proud of those veterans that have come to the Darr family of businesses post their military careers. It is truly a honor and a privilege to have you as part of our team. As part of our tribute this Veterans Day, we have decided to spotlight one of our own veterans, Kenneth McFadden, Dallas Operations Manager, Darr Equipment Company. Here is a little from our interview:
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Successful entrepreneurs have many things in common. Besides an excellent work ethic, being willing to take risks and learning how to be persistent, the prosperous business owner knows how to make the best use of a buck. These people are not necessarily book smart, but they make it a goal to learn and understand new things, as well as integrating tried and true business practices into their model. One thing that most people won’t argue about is how smart it is to be on the constant lookout for ways to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO).
With the huge - and somewhat unexpected - e-commerce boom, many in the material handling and distribution center warehouse space are finding a sudden need to beef up their fleet. With today’s e-commerce expectations - rapid order fulfillment and rapid shipping - you probably have trucks loading and unloading at your warehouse dock constantly.
In order to stay ahead of the traffic and your competition, you need forklifts, reach trucks, order pickers, pallet jacks, utility vehicles and more. If you are making better use of your space by upgrading your warehouse to include narrow aisle solutions, there is specialized equipment for that, too. When contemplating buying expensive equipment, it’s best to research all possible ways to ease the squeeze on your bottom line, including Sec. 179 of the U.S. federal tax code.