There are people who have the wonderful characteristic of being fully committed to a task or endeavor, those who give all of their energy or resources toward something they are particularly committed to. Then there are people like Eddie Appleby, a Yard/Warehouse Operator in our Athens location.
“Steady Eddie” as he’s known around the yard, is one of those rare people who is fully ALL IN to absolutely everything he believes in. With over 40 years in the building supplies industry, and 20+ at Harbin Lumber, Eddie doesn’t just do his job in the yard every day and go home. He is fully committed to the business. He is interested in how the industry is doing, how the company is doing and is daily on top of the branch sales and inventory counts. He shows up to work a full hour before he is supposed to come in so he can get an early start on getting the trucks unloaded with supplies so the drivers can get back on the road ahead of schedule. Eddie makes it a point to get to know the customers, and greets them by name while he loads their materials with a smile.