Month: January 2020

The Warrior Helmet has made its way down to our newest distribution center in Houston, TX. Dan Uber passed the helmet off to the Assistant Facility Manager, Lorenzo Caballero, who is one of the hard-working team members who took on the huge task of getting our newest facility up and running successfully. COE is certainly blessed to have so many dedicated team members at all three locations. How does Lo feel about receiving this honor? Continue reading below for his responses to some burning questions.

Fun Facts:

I enjoy cooking for family and friends. I have an awesome rescued dog named Buddy.

What does winning the warrior helmet mean to you?

It means that we are working for an organization where both the leaders and fellow colleagues acknowledge efforts of others. It reassures me that we are truly all in this together!

What did you or what do you look for when it comes to choosing the next recipient?

Drive, focus, and a positive mindset towards becoming greater.

How has COE helped you to get where you are?

I have gained a large respect for logistics and product flow. Coming here has taught me the importance of going the extra mile to ensure our end consumer is not affected negatively, but rather has a great experience.

What goals do you want to achieve and how can COE help get you there? Personal and operational growth.

Continue with book clubs that promote becoming better leaders and help in personal growth.

What is your favorite part of our employee engagement programs at COE and why?

My favorite is our book clubs. Being able to engage with our leaders and peers is rewarding.

What are you most excited for when it comes to our Penguin partnership?

It has introduced me to a sport that I have not followed much. Also, I love the idea that two organizations from two different worlds can come together as one for such a great cause.

What COE value do you think you’re the strongest in and why?

Transparency, because to me this value goes hand in hand with both honesty and trust. I believe every relationship we build needs to be built on trust and respect, and that is impossible without being truly transparent.

Dan Uber, our Receiving Supervisor at our Smock Warehouse, became the next recipient of the Warrior Helmet. Melissa handed the helmet off to Dan because of him being dedicated to his job and the company, stating that he will work any Saturday if asked. According to Melissa, Dan also makes every day at work more fun and enjoyable! Continue reading below to hear what winning the Warrior Helmet means to Dan and what he loves most about working at COE!

Fun Fact:

I am a twin. I ride a motorcycle and have the video of totaling one 4.5 years ago. I’m on level 4512 on Candy Crush. I grew up in Butler, living near Clarion for 20 years. I met my wife on Christian Mingle, and she is the reason I moved to Uniontown.

What does winning the warrior helmet mean to you?

It is great to be recognized by one of my peers for the positive impact that I make doing my job every day.

What did you or what do you look for when it comes to choosing the next recipient?

Someone who is a team player, that helps other people when able.  A person whose main goal is doing their job correctly, and after completing their duties for the day, they try to keep busy making their area better.

How has COE helped you to get where you are?

Letting me take charge of my area, impacting all the people that work for me without micromanagement.

What goals do you want to achieve and how can COE help get you there?

The only goal I have is to continue to make the receiving department’s culture the same as mine. Always trying to improve the organization of the warehouse and emphasizing teamwork. COE can support this by continuing to do the same in other areas.

What is your favorite part of our employee engagement programs at COE and why?

I like that COE has programs in place and distributes the rewards fairly throughout the company.

What are you most excited for when it comes to our Penguin partnership?

The tickets to the games are great. A lot of people can’t afford the prices, so they don’t have an opportunity to go to games.

What COE value do you think you’re the strongest in and why?

Giving two because they are both part of my DNA: Teamwork and Respect. I live by the golden rule and treat others how I would like to be treated.

Due to the most recent US Government tariff increase to 25% on certain goods, with origins of China, implemented on May 10, 2019, COE is forced to implement a price adjustment on the impacted OfficeSource items, effective July 1, 2019.

We have been working diligently with all of our manufacturing partners that have products impacted by the latest round of tariffs. Based on these efforts and our goal to service our valued customers, the impacted items will have a total 15% increase to the list price printed in our 2019 catalog. Should the tariff change in any way, we will communicate what those changes mean to the pricing and availability of any product impacted.

Should you have any questions about pricing, please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-388-8202 or by emailing customerservice@coedistributing.com.

Thank you for your continued support of all COE Distributing and OfficeSource products. Everyone at COE values your business and looks forward to providing you with the best experience in the office furniture industry.