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Our team just keeps getting bigger!

Billy PowersWe are excited to introduce you to yet another new Storage Solutions team member, Billy Powers. Billy is a recent graduate of Wabash College, where he studied economics. He is joining our Online Sales and Business Development team!

Here are some interesting facts about Billy…

What can you be found doing when you’re not working (hobbies/interests)? I love spending time with family and friends, cooking out, and going to sporting events. I also am very active and like to be outdoors and play any type of sport. I have played basketball my whole life, but have recently taken a liking to golf.

Favorite Sports Team: Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers

Fun Fact: In my free time I like to coach basketball.

Are YOU interested in joining our Storage Solutions team or know someone that would be a great addition to our growing team? We’re always looking for strong new canidates! Check out our careers page for more information & to apply!

If you read our blog, like us on FaceBook or follow us on Twitter, you know that I am new to the Storage Solutions team, and as of today, I have officially been here for one whole week!

What a week it has been…

I’ve been introduced to beams, uprights, wire decking and so much more.  I have learned a lot, but I still have a way to go. Not only am I new to SSI, I am new to the material handling industry; my previous experience being in law!

I am going to compare it to the first day of second grade in a foreign, non-English speaking country (a little dramatic, but bare with me).  You’re not really sure what to expect since your first two years of schooling were spent in an English speaking country. You rocked the alphabet and passed kindergarten (graduated college, got a degree), you made it through first grade and are a strong reader (got your first job and gained some useful experience), and then you arrive at second grade in a FOREIGN COUNTRY (new job, new industry).  You have a decent understanding of how a classroom works and being a strong reader is helpful, but learning a new language is hard!

kids in classroomUnless…

You have amazing classmates and a patient teacher that are there to help make the transition as smooth as possible. They offer you quick tips on learning the new language and pass along resources that make the new classroom less intimidating.

That is exactly what it has been like for me at Storage Solutions.  The other employees have been so welcoming and helpful; believe me, I’ve had loads of questions!

Even after a week, I know my decision to come to Storage Solutions was the right one.  I am so fortunate to be surrounded by kind, hard working people, and have a strong company at the base of it all.

If you or someone you know is interested in joining our ever growing team, visit our careers page and submit an application.  We are always looking to add quality people to our team!

Becca ReidyThere are soo many exciting, new things happening here at Storage Solutions!

We are again excited to introduce to you yet another NEW Storage Solutions team member!  Becca Reidy is joining the Marketing and Online Sales team as a summer intern.  She comes to SSI as a junior at the University of Toledo, studying marketing and sales.  Here are a few things you need to know about Becca…

Hometown: Indianapolis

What is one thing you hope to learn during your internship with SSI?:  I’m hoping to learn more about Storage Solutions while discovering more about the marketing and sales fields.

What can you be found doing when you’re not working (hobbies/interests)? I enjoy playing volleyball or listening to country music!

Favorite Team: The Indianapolis Colts!

Fun Fact: I have never been on a roller coaster.

Are YOU interested in joining our Storage Solutions team as a fall intern or know someone that would be a great addition to our growing team? We’re always looking for strong new canidates! Check out our careers page for more information & to apply!

We are excited to welcome Taylor Sutton as the newest addition to the Storage Solutions team. He is joining our Marketing and Online Sales team as a summer intern. Taylor will be graduating from Ball State University in the Spring of 2013 with a Business Administration degree and a Minor in Marketing! Here’s some fun facts about Taylor…

Taylor SuttonHow did you hear about the SSI internship? My school advisor told me about the opportunity.

What can you be found doing when you’re not working (hobbies/interests)? Tennis! Or playing basketball and occasionally golfing. I am a very active person and love to get out and play sports.

Favorite Team: Colts and Pacers!

Fun Fact: I love tennis more than most people should.

Are YOU interested in joining our Storage Solutions team as a fall intern or know someone that would be a great addition to our growing team? We’re always looking for strong new canidates! Check out our careers page for more information & to apply!

We are excited to introduce Tim Green as the most recent addition to our Storage Solutions team.  Tim has joined our National Accounts team and will bring years of construction management and design experience to the table!  Here’s what you need to know about Tim…

Tim GreenStorage Solutions Team: National Accounts

How did you hear about SSI: Referral from a Storage Solutions employee

Hometown: Tipton, IN

Education: BS Building Construction Management – Purdue
AS Architectural Drafting – Vincennes University

Favorite Team: Purdue Boilermakers and the Colts

Family: Wonderful English Springer Spaniel dog named Daxter

Fun Fact: I have an identical twin brother

Are YOU interested in joining our Storage Solutions team?  We’ve added even more open positions to our list!  We’re now hiring: Inside Sales Assistant, Marketing/Social Media Intern, and a Sales Intern.  Check out our careers page for more information & to apply!

Some people find it entertaining when I explain to them what my job entails.  More often than not, it is difficult for them to imagine how one could possibly talk about the material handling industry, pallet rack, shelving and the like through social media.  “Are other people in your industry even USING social media?” Pshhh… OF COURSE THEY ARE!  In this day and age, most people are using social media in some way, shape or form.  Whether it’s reading a blog post or newsletter sent out through an email marketing campaign or asking around on Twitter about where one can find more information on safety equipment and affordable solutions, people are talking.

That’s what makes my job so fun.  And it’s why I am so excited about our search to find the next Marketing/Social Media intern.  As a former Storage Solutions marketing intern myself, I can tell you first hand that it is one good gig.  Instead of talking about the exact same things everyone else is, this position is about taking what you have learned in school or through your own social media usage and applying it to a less conventional topic.  So…I have put together a list of the top 3 reasons you (or someone you know) should apply to be an intern this fall.

THREE REASONS YOU (OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW) SHOULD APPLY TO BE A STORAGE SOLUTIONS INTERN

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1.  You will have the opportunity to help develop a comprehensive social media plan using Facebook, Twitter, Linked In and blogging to talk about one of the nation’s leading material handling companies.

2.  You will learn the do’s, don’ts, how’s and why’s of using social media and marketing in an industry that is still new to this digital marketing age.

3.  You will get to work with two fabulous other marketers (if I may say so myself) who have experience in marketing within multiple industries and love to explore new ideas and marketing opportunities!

So if you or someone you know may be interested in applying, check out our job description and send us your resume!  Our schedule is flexible and the experience is great!

PS:  If you’re on Twitter or Facebook… Share the info about this internship opportunity with your friends!