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Employee Spotlight: Rental Sales Manager, Conner Tujague

 

As the Hugg & Hall Broussard Rental Sales Manager, Conner Tujague helps his team with everything from making the sale to finding the equipment the customer needs. We got in touch with him to learn a little bit more about his role and his favorite things about working for Hugg & Hall. 

Where is your hometown?

I grew up in the small town of Eunice, LA where rice and crawfish farming is the way of life for most citizens.  

How long have you been at Hugg & Hall?

I have been with Hugg & Hall for a little over two years.

What is your favorite thing about working for Hugg & Hall?

My favorite thing about working at Hugg & Hall is the culture. You have the freedom to choose your work style, which brings out the best in you.

Do you have a favorite memory of your time here at Hugg & Hall?

One of my favorite memories here at Hugg & Hall is when I took a trip to Miami for The Natural Disasters Expo. I learned a lot about natural disaster needs. Free time allowed me to go site seeing as this was the first time I traveled to Miami.

Tell us a little bit about what a day in the life of a Rental Sales Manager looks like.

As a Rental Sales Manager, I receive a lot of calls needing assistance from my sales team. I don’t mind though because I truly like helping people out. A lot of this involves helping my team close on deals and find new opportunities.

What is something that people you work with may not know about you?

I like to play competitive sports. Tennis is my favorite and I played it throughout my childhood and into high school. It’s hard to have time to play now with family and work taking up most of my free time but I plan on teaching my kids when they are older. I tried introducing them to the game, but they end up playing on the playground.

Tell us your favorite quote and what it means to you.

My favorite quote is “No Pain, No Gain”. I believe nothing great in life comes easy. You must work hard and go through trials and tribulations to achieve greatness. Nobody has ever said the journey to the top of the mountain was easy, but there is a lot of lessons to learn on the way up and you will appreciate the top that much more. 

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

First and foremost, I don’t consider Hugg & Hall being work. I was always told to find something you love to do, and you will never work a day in your life. I truly enjoy my time at Hugg & Hall. Besides my time at Hugg & Hall, I spend it with my family. I am married to my high school sweetheart who which we have three daughters and a baby on the way (Praying for BOY). My daughters love to spend their time outside. Whether it be swinging and riding bikes or swimming at our neighborhood pool.

To contact our rental department or find out more about what equipment we have available for rent, go to our RENTAL PAGE.

 

 

Average Lifespan of a Forklift

Forklifts, and any heavy equipment for that matter, are a pricey investment. We want to get the most for our money, and want machinery that will last for years to come. So, what is the average lifespan of a forklift?

How Old is My Forklift?

A forklift’s lifespan is measured by hours of use, not years. The industry measures forklift lifespans in hours because every business utilizes their machines at different rates.

For example- if you are wanting to purchase a used forklift from, say a Hugg & Hall salesmen, which would you rather purchase:

A 1-year-old forklift from a prominent local warehouse company that ran its forklift 8 hours per day, seven days per week. (Approximately 2,912 hours total) OR

A forklift from a family owned business that utilized their forklift 12 hours per month for five years. (720 hours total)

This is why we look at machinery in terms of hours instead of actual physical age. The stress on a forklift’s lift mass and the process of constantly lifting and lowering equipment is what causes most machines to break down over time, not so much any parts wearing from age.

How Long Should I Expect My Forklift to Last?

The average lifespan of a forklift is 10,000 hours. This may vary depending on the manufacturer, brands like Doosan and Toyota typically have longer lifespans of 15,000-20,000 hours. When your forklift starts sounding like the junkyard will be its new home soon, a refurb program may save the day! Your forklift will receive a through inspection based on its history and needs. To utilize Hugg & Hall’s refurb program, contact your local PSSR!

Joey Baker: Promoted to Regional Sales Manager

Meet our newest Regional Sales Manager, Joey Baker!

Joey was born and raised in Russellville, Arkansas. Once graduated from high school, he attended Arkansas Tech for two years before joining the Marine Corps. After serving for six years he completed his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Arkansas. Joey began his career with Hugg & Hall in 2007 as a Product Support Sales Representative in our Springdale branch, from there he was promoted in 2011 to an Industrial Truck Salesman and earned his current promotion in June of this year. He is now the Regional Sales Manager for all of Oklahoma as well as our Ft Smith and Springdale territories. 

In a typical day, Joey can be found sourcing new and used equipment for his customers. While every day looks a little different for him, being able to understand the customers needs and satisfying those needs accordingly is a constant in his routine. One of the best parts of working at Hugg & Hall for Joey is being able to build long-lasting and meaningful relationships with our customers.

When he’s not working, Joey enjoys spending time with his wife, Stephanie, and daughter, Scarlett. You can also catch him enjoying the outdoors any chance he gets- hunting and fishing are some of his favorite activities. Joey is no stranger to any genre of music, but especially enjoys country and red dirt country. He’ll take you up on any tickets to listen to some live music!

Hugg & Hall would like to say a big thank you Joey for his many years with the company and a congratulations on the promotion! We look forward to continue to watch him grow! 

4 Ways Utility Services Can Help You This Summer

We are officially in the peak of the summer months; it’s hot, sticky, and some of us are in the midst of hurricane season. But, none of these challenges are to big or to small for Hugg & Hall’s Utility Services division to handle.  The Utility Services division rents and sells portable power, power distribution, compressed air, and supplemental HVAC units.

 

 

 

 

Portable Power

From natural disasters, to night work, to power outages or planned shutdowns we can provide the right generator to fit your needs. Portable and towable generators with gasoline or diesel options are available as well as light towers with generators to keep your operations moving forward. We also provide cabling and various distribution boxes and panels. 

 

 

 

Climate Control

To make your next event or jobsite more comfortable, you may need additional air conditioning. Our wide range of rental units are designed to produce minimal noise and a compact footprint. Paired with our fleet of dehumidifiers and industrial fans, our climate control solutions can prevent condensation to keep materials dry and promote drying in flooded areas. We’ve got you covered during those harsh winter months as well with our readily available fleet of heaters.

 

 

 

 

Air Compressors

Utility Services has the leading fleet of air compressors in the rental business. With the best air compressors in the business, these tools are ideal on most jobsites and highly sought after in a wide range of industries. Towable or portable compressors pair perfect with air tools such as pavement breakers and chipping hammers on any construction, industrial, or demo job. We also offer instrument quality, filtered and cooled air compressors for specialized applications. 

 

 

 

Offshore Equipment

Take Hugg & Hall equipment on any offshore jobsite. All equipment undergoes an enhancement process to ensure long lasting, offshore proven, durability. The fleet includes light towers, welders, air compressors, pipe threaders, and pumps. Key components are coated to prevent corrosion and equipped with Coast Guard approved fuel lines, skid mounts have up-to-date certifications and are installed with static grounds and extra grounding in engine driven equipment, all welding machines are load bank tested, engine driven units are equipped with overspeed and rig air shutdown devices, and air compressors and volume tanks have up-to-date safety relief valve certifications.

 

For more information on what our Utility Services division can do for you, contact Spencer Hale or a sales representative!

Tim Waychoff promoted to Vice President of Sales

Little Rock, AR – Hugg & Hall Equipment Company is excited to announce Tim Waychoff as Vice President of Sales. Tim will be responsible for the new and used equipment sales departments for the entire company.

Tim pictured with his wife Amy and daughter Katelyn.

Tim has been with Hugg & Hall for 33 years. Starting as a Customer Service Sales Representative while the company was Clark Lift of Arkansas, Tim has continued to work in Hugg & Hall’s material handling division in territory sales, major account sales, and most recently as the Sales Manager- Material Handling.

Tim’s work ethic is remarkable, his “words of wisdom” are worth mentioning, and all successes he credits to his father. When asked to give advice on how to become a better salesman, he frankly says “work harder- it’s that simple”. While he now has a complete and established team under him, he fully believes that to be a successful manager, you “must stay in the trenches- be in the game”. And while delegating duties may be a personal challenge, he loves working with his sales team and knowing the ins and outs of the daily business.

When asked about Tim’s time with Hugg & Hall Robert Hall said, “Our customers, suppliers and the entire company have benefited from Tim’s hard work to do his best for everyone, every day!”

Tim adds, “I really need to thank everyone that I have worked with for what we have accomplished. It all starts with ‘Us’. Never bet against ‘Us’ because together we are very hard to defeat!”

Hugg & Hall congratulates Tim and wishes him continued success in his new role!

2020 Taylor Dealer Sales Award

Over the past 12 years, Hugg & Hall has been a dealer of Taylor Machine Works equipment, parts, and service. For the year 2020, Taylor Machine Works and Sudden Service, Inc. recognized achievements of their top dealers.

Dan Sills from Hugg & Hall Equipment accepting Sudden Service’s Top Dealer award for 2020.              From Left to Right: Larry Addkison, Dan Sills, Lex Taylor, Glenn Rhodes

It was an odd year that tested everyone beyond measure, but it also showed us how dedicated our dealers are to the Taylor Brand. We are proud of the partnerships we have build with each Taylor dealer. Read full article by Taylor

In regard to the accomplishments, Director of Sales, Hal Nowell said, “I sincerely appreciate the commitment you have shown to the Taylor brand. Your outstanding sales performance during a most unusual year of business shows how strongly you believe in the Taylor products as being the best in the industry.”

Hugg & Hall thanks Taylor Machine Works for the opportunity to have been the Top Dealer for both the Taylor brand and Sudden Service, Inc. in 2020. Our partnership is most appreciated and valued. The year 2020 marks 7 consecutive years as the Sudden Service, Inc. Top Dealer and the 5th consecutive year as the Top Dealer for Taylor Machine Works Sales. These accomplishments would not be possible without our dedicated team of equipment, parts, sales and product support representatives – Thank you for your hard work and dedication.