Intern Spotlight: Kobe Scrape

Did you know that July 28 is National Intern Day? To celebrate, we wanted to spotlight one of our own interns at our Springdale location. Meet Kobe Scrape!

Where are you from?

I was born and raised in Jonesboro, AR. I moved to the area to attend the University of Arkansas, but I was also extremely fortunate to be able to meet people who I now consider some of my closest friends. 

What is your field of study?

I intend to graduate in December with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business. Being from Jonesboro had a major role on choosing my major, which allowed me to see the multiple different career paths an Ag Business degree has to offer. Not only careers in Jonesboro; I felt that this degree would allow for future careers statewide.

Why did you choose Hugg & Hall for your internship? What about this industry interests you the most?

For several years now, I have worked on a land surveying & construction layout crew which I feel helped me become familiar with some of the outside parts of this industry. However, knowing about the outside procedure made me want to explore the inside parts of it. What really interests me the most about this industry is how much of a necessity it really is. Without companies like Hugg & Hall, most factories, buildings, events, etc. would be unable to operate or even exist.

Tell us a little about what your day looks like as a rental intern.

Most of my days involve assisting in writing instruction for our new standard operating procedures. Other days consist of filling in specifications and pictures for our equipment, which will allow for customers to see and read the different options, sizes, and power types of each piece of equipment. My favorite part of my job is writing the new standard operating procedures because it allows me the opportunity to assist the company in taking a huge step in a new direction.

What’s your favorite thing about interning with Hugg & Hall?

The one thing that sticks with me the most every day are the individuals that I get to work with. I was a tad bit nervous my first day knowing that I was the new guy and the youngest one in the building, but the environment that has been created here has made it to where even an intern like myself is instantly accepted and welcomed. 

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

With graduation right around the corner, I spend as much time with friends as possible since we will all be going our separate ways soon. Most of that consists of either trips to the lake or as much hunting as we can manage.

What’s your favorite quote?

“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” – Herman Melville


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Hugg & Hall Equipment Company is a comprehensive equipment provider offering services and expertise in the rental, sales, parts and service markets. The company offers a wide variety of equipment options for rent and purchase, including: material handling equipment (forklifts, pallet jacks, etc.), heavy equipment, mobile elevating work platforms (boom lifts, scissor lifts), air compressors, generators and more. Hugg & Hall Equipment Company offers industry-leading equipment brands for purchase or rental, like: Toyota, Bobcat, Crown, Taylor, Doosan, JLG and others. With value-added services and a focus on their customers, Hugg & Hall Equipment Company is the one-stop shop for every construction and industrial equipment need.