ASB sales associate, Jan Barrett, teamed up with local supplier partner to provide her university customer lanyards used for yesterday’s George Floyd Memorial service in Minneapolis, MN.
The lanyards and badges were worn by everyone in attendance and used for security and clearance purposes.
Jan, who is based in Eden Prairie, MN – a suburb of the Twin Cities – received a call from her customer at 3pm on Tuesday requesting 500 lanyards by 5pm that day, a two-hour delivery window. Due to the vast supplier network and strong relationships within ASB, Jan was able to get in contact with Brooklyn Park, MN-based partner, ID Line (Halls & Company), just in time.
“I thought it would be an impossible task,” expressed Barrett, “but Eric Johnson from ID Line responded to my request around 4pm – even though he was out of town at the time and production was closing down for the day.”
An ID Line employee personally delivered the lanyards to the customer on that Tuesday. Then the following day, the customer requested an additional 300, which Jan picked up, delivered and stayed to help assemble and organize the lanyards.
“I knew we were in crunch time, but this was too important to not find an immediate solution. We stayed open and got the entire job done in 30 minutes,” explained Eric Johnson, VP of Sales at ID Line.
“This is just another reminder that our relationships and trust in each other is the key to success in our business,” Barrett concludes, “I’m incredibly honored to have played even a small part in contributing to this memorial. What happened is heartbreaking – but there’s a hopeful energy here that I’m confident will lead to the change we need.”
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