What was your first position at Cashman & where? Have you had any different positions or moved locations since then?
Has Cashman presented you with opportunities to grow professionally?
Has Cashman been a part of any significant &/or happy milestones in your life?
If you have been here a long time, how have you seen the company change? How would you describe the culture here?
Why do you stay at Cashman Equipment? What do you love about it?
What sets Cashman apart from your other employers?
Why do you believe our customers are so loyal to Cashman?
I was a shop mechanic for about a month, but it wasn’t the right place for me. After that, I was a field mechanic for 17 years at Cashman. I really enjoyed working with our customers, but I was starting to get a little tired. About four years ago, I applied for the technical communicator position – some place I could still work with customers, but also Caterpillar and the factories, our technicians, and basically all the latest and greatest stuff from Cat.
You get all kinds of training and see all the newest Cat stuff. When you’re working on all Cat equipment, you stay at the top of your game. And you have to. So there are a lot of conferences and training classes to make sure you are.
Cashman has awesome benefits. When I first came here, part of our healthcare benefits included an infertility assistance plan. My wife and I took advantage of that and have twins today as a result. Working for Cashman also allowed me to move out of freezing New Jersey and live here in the warm Southwest!
This has always been a family-oriented business – something that hasn’t changed is that you always feel like part of a family. The culture has gotten a lot more serious about safety. It’s definitely first now.
I love dealing with the Cat factory people and all the latest and greatest products. Plus, I get a lot of satisfaction out of helping people and making sure they have all the info they need to do their job. As a mechanic for so many years, I changed a bunch of stuff in the technical communicator position to make sure our mechanics really get what they need to do their job.
The family atmosphere is a big difference. Other employers have been union shops and you were treated like just a number. I’m not just a number here. Everyone has access to upper management here – there aren’t any closed doors here.
We are honest and we always do the right thing for our customers. Plus, we have unmatched product support that sets us apart from the other guys.
How does Ed describe Cashman?