After 28 years of dedicated service, Hugg & Hall Equipment Company (Hugg & Hall) is celebrating the retirement of Steve Hefner.
Hefner has been a central component of the parts team at the Hugg & Hall location in Little Rock, Ark., for nearly three decades. He has worked as a parts shipper/receiver throughout his time with the company and delivers parts to the Walmart Distribution Center in Searcy almost every day. While the company has grown tremendously since Hefner first started in his role, he recently confessed that switching to a computer was his biggest challenge.
Hefner and parts warehouse manager, Steve Butler, have spent many hours together organizing the parts warehouse throughout the years.
“Steve Hefner has been a mainstay for the parts warehouse operation for 28 years,” said Butler. “I have never worked with a more dedicated and dependable employee.”
“Along with retired employee Gary Paine, we reorganized the entire warehouse over a period of several months,” said Butler. “All the work was done nights and weekends to prevent interruption of the parts operation. It was only his willingness to work whenever asked that made it possible to complete the project. For most of 28 years I totally depended on him to see that things were done timely and correctly. The parts department will certainly miss him and we all hope he has many blessed retirement years.”
Hefner is well-known throughout the organization for his thoroughness and dedication.
“Steve has been a very dedicated and hard worker for Hugg & Hall,” said Tracey Gibbs, regional director of parts. “He was always known for his thoroughness and when he did shipping and receiving was quick to call the requesting branch to ‘make sure’ that was how they wanted a transfer shipped. We all knew if we shipped something Next Day Air within the state, we were going to get a call.”
Hefner looks forward to spending more time reading westerns (his favorite) and hopes to boat and fish more. He is particularly excited about taking his camper to Nimrod Lake to fish.
The company would like to send out a huge thank you and congratulations to Hefner and wishes him a very happy retirement.