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Bulletin Mar-Apr 19 FA

The Davey Tree Expert Company provides residential and commercial tree service and landscape service throughout North America. Read our Flipbooks for helpful tips and information on proper tree and lawn care.

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3 March/April 2019 | THE DAVEY BULLETIN DETERMINED TO MAKE IT TO D.I.T.S. ROOT OF THE ISSUE MISSION: Deliver unmatched excellence in client experience, employee strength, safety and financial sustainability as we advance the green industry. LEADERSHIP is defined as the action of leading a group of people or an organization. IMPROVEMENT is defined as the action of improving or being improved. INTEGRITY is defined as being honest and having strong moral principles. SAFETY at Davey emphasizes the fundamental respect we have for our employees, clients, the public and the environment. All other departments in the Bulletin, such as "Letters" or "Service Awards," will get the "Davey green" label. EXPERTISE is defined as having expert skill or knowledge in a particular field. VISION: Provide solutions that promote balance among people, progress and the environment. RESOLVE is defined as having a firm determination to accomplish something. SAFETY INTEGRITY RESOLVE LEADERSHIP EXPERTISE IMPROVEMENT VISION MISSION DEPARTMENTS Matt Fredmonsky Ron Enos couldn't believe it. Lightning had struck twice. The crew foreman in the Chesapeake R/C office had been having trouble with his 1998 Chevy Tahoe. The transmission started failing. Enos had been chosen to attend the prestigious Davey Institute of Tree Sciences (D.I.T.S.) So, knowing he would be driving from Maryland to Ohio, Enos took his truck in to have the transmission replaced. Unexpected delays meant he wouldn't get his truck back until late Saturday night on the day before he was scheduled to make the roughly 400- mile trip. Surely, the new transmission wouldn't act up like the old one had. Enos motored through the Appalachian Mountains just fine until, not far outside Pittsburgh on I-76, he felt the transmission slipping. First fourth gear dropped, and then third gear failed. With only first and second gear left the fastest he could drive was about 35 mph. He limped the truck off the highway and found a hotel. It was 5 p.m. Sunday, the day before the first day of D.I.T.S., and he was still almost 2 hours away from his final destination. "I called my wife first to let her know, and then I started calling around my friends to see who could help," he said. Two of Enos' friends came to his rescue. They agreed to drive two cars from Maryland, leave one for him to continue the trip to Kent, Ohio, with and use the other to haul his broken truck home. "They didn't get to me until 1 a.m.," Enos said. "I had gotten a hotel room for them to sleep in. I couldn't sleep. My head was zoomin'." The start of the first day of D.I.T.S., a four-week intensive training session in everything from plant identification to operations management, was now just hours away. Enos rested for about an hour. He packed up his friend's Jeep and continued his trip to Kent. "I got to the hotel about 4 a.m.," he said. "I unpacked and tried to lie down for about an hour before I had to be down in the lobby at 7:15 a.m. ready to go. R.J. was certainly surprised to see me." Enos had been in contact with R.J. Laverne, manager of education and training, who runs D.I.T.S. about his conundrum. Enos was in his seat with all the other members of the 2019 class first thing that Monday morning. Enos already learned a lesson on his trip that most students learn at D.I.T.S. "I've got some really good friends," he said. "I'm really happy to be here and thrilled to be in the D.I.T.S. program." Ron Enos

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