Chester owns a service bureau firm in Gonzales, big AS/400 shop. Not sure what Big Red is, but my G&T's are always Schweppervescent.Labor's a big problem in New Orleans due to the severe housing shortage there. There is virtually no moderately priced rental housing. New Orleans used to be a really inexpensive place to live, but not any more. What used to rent for $400-500 a month is now $1200-$1500 and working people simply can't afford that. A lot of the construction crews are Mexican and the contractors put them up in bunkhouses, not an alternative for people with families.
Garrett Stegink wrote:
Wayne, I've never heard of Chester Deiz but that doesn't mean anything. We're taking over a distribution territory from a couple of companies who either dropped our products or were wiped out by Katrina and couldn't recover.We're opening a new branch (Cadbury Schweppes Bottling Group -www.dpsubg.com) in Gonzales that will cover Baton Rouge down to New Orleans. I'm here to get the infrastructure setup so we can start selling and delivering next week.Surprisingly, we can't find enough delivery drivers and merchandisers in New Orleans. We need 10 more by next Thursday and chances are slim of getting them. I thought people would be jumping at the chance for a job in New Orleans but from what we're hearing, everybody is already working for construction firms over there. Hope you like Big Red, we plan on selling a couple hundred thousand cases here in the next 12 months. Garrett ----- Original Message ---- From: Wayne McAlpine <wayne.mcalpine@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: cpf0000@xxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2006 11:18:33 PM Subject: Re: [CPF0000] Garrett's Sausage. Was: Go Big, Go Long, or Go Home You bad! Hope you don't have to go back there soon.Just out of curiosity, did your trip have anything to do with Chester Diez and his group?Garrett Stegink wrote:If my knuckles are dragging on the ground, people will probably mistake me for a woman from Gonzales. :-)
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