We don’t mean to brag, but we’re pretty stoked that Storage Solutions employee Chastity Wilke was featured in this month’s issue of Material Handling Wholesaler Magazine! Both in print and online, the article, Salute To Women: October 2011: The Doors Are Wide Open, turns to Chastity and another female industry professional to discuss women’s roles in the material handling industry.
On considering the material handling industry for young female professionals:
“Pallet rack, steel shelving – they’re not things a girl usually dreams of surrounding herself with when she enters the working world. But if you focus on the fact that being a woman in this industry is just as satisfying and achievable as anything else, more young women would be willing to give it a shot.”
On what it takes to make it in this industry:
“You have to be ready to trade in your fancy business suit for a pair of steel-toed boots and a hard hat. It takes time and knowledge to succeed in this industry, which are two things that can sometimes be lost on people just starting in the working world. If you remember that it takes a while to get your footing, once you give it a chance, I think you can surprise yourself.”
On why she loves working at Storage Solutions:
“…Storage Solutions has helped tremendously in providing me with the tools, knowledge and support to be comfortable in this industry. We also have such strong partnerships with our manufacturers that I have been surrounded by an incredible network that allows me to provide solutions to my customers.”
On the perks of working in the material handling industry:
“While this industry isn’t as sexy or glamorous as some other industries, it can be just as empowering and rewarding.”
Be sure to check out the full article available both in print and online!