WECOM inc a sheet metal fabrication and a laser cut company. Proudly flying an American flag.
Tuck in the corner of a little side street about a block from a small town post office in New Jersey, I notice an American flag flying. It wasn’t a Government building like a Fire or Police Department but was hard to see from where I was. After my business in the post office I took a drive down that little side street.
There it was, I forgot all about this company. According to their website Wecom Inc was started in 1961. WECOM inc is a precision sheet metal fabrication company. Some are their work includes aerospace, food, electronic, railroad and many more. Here’s a link to their about me page so can see the work they specialized in. Wecom inc, proud enough to fly the American Flag.
I spoke to an employee who has been at this company going on 24 years who is CAD guy. He said that Wecom is own by 2nd generation family. Two brothers own now started by their father in 1961. There you have it someone had a vision or need or just a desire to take a chance and start their own company. This person was able to past it down to his kids.
Just another example of American engineering and entrepreneurship. A company likes this bring jobs into this small town which in returns brings revenue to the town.
Here are some inspirational quotes I found on Business Insider
“Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.” —Guy Kawasaki, Alltop co-founder and entrepreneur
“The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” —Thomas Edison, General Electric Co-founder
Tell Your American Business Story
Tell your American business story. As an entrepreneur you probably made sacrifices and took a lot of hard. So tell your story, what inspired you? what motivated you? How did you to get started? Tell your story on crucial steps you took to get started. Tell us in your own words to inspire others who what to start a business.
I am on a quest, maybe you can help. I love seeing American flags flying. I just get chills of pride. It is great to see American flags flying in front of businesses big or small. You have to think of how the company got started, who owns it, who are the people behind it and what do they do ? Service or product ? This one of the things that makes this country great.
We are talking about, entrepreneurship. We are gathering a list in our travels of companies big or small proud enough to fly the American Flag. Here are a few businesses flying the American flags. We would love to have anyone who is owns a business and would take a picture of their flag. Also a brief story about your company. How you got started and what is your business? As a result encouragement for others to start a business. Send you company statement if you want. Anything that tells me about you. I will share on this blog and spread your story on social media. Finally if you can add a picture if you have an American Flag flying at your business that would be great.
A Boat Business in the Desert
You know the old saying, want to buy beach front property in the desert? Well what about a boat business in the desert? As I was at Elephant Butte, New Mexico I notice another business proudly flying their American flag. there in the middle of vast miles of New Mexico’s terrain ( desert is what it looks like to me) sits a small boat business.
Boating is popular at the Elephant Butte reservoir so somebody had had to start a business for boat repairs and marine shop. See the flag proudly flying at this business?
An Inspiration quote from Michael Jordan
“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” –Michael Jordan, NBA Legendary Basketball MVP
From an article from Forbes and contributor Richard Harroch.
Tall American Flag
On my way to New Mexico passed by a very tall American Flag flying in the wind as we were leaving the city of El Paso, Texas. Just wanted to show you the picture.
Josephs Landscaping and Irrigation proudly flying their american flag.
Josephs is another example of a company who started small in 1988 with lawn care now they expanded to a full service company. According to their website they offer irrigation, power washing, asphalt, lot sweeping, turf care, snow service management, lawn maintenance and award winning landscape design and construction.
Hard work Pays off.
Seems like, hard work pays off. A company who probably started with a humble beginning with a lot of competition made they company grow through the years.
Quotes to inspire you to start your own business. I pulled these from INC.com
“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”
–John D. Rockefeller
“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.”
— Thomas Jefferson
Stanley’s True Value
True Value is one of the worlds biggest, member owned cooperatives who are in 58 countries and over 4000 retail locations according to true Value’s website. While I was in Manayunk Pennsylvania and saw the American Flag proudly flying in front of the Stanley’s True Value. I had to stop and take a picture. Since I stopped to take a picture I had time to go inside and look around. I was approached by an employee with a smile while I was in the store looking around. As I shopped around and saw all the items they sold I could not stopped thinking about how us Americans are doers. True Value and other home improvement centers sell things to customers so they can get things done.
We are not afraid to get are hands dirty. Stanley’s True Value sells paint, tools, barbecue grills and yes American Flags. I also was thinking about the owners or cooperatives had the guts to start a business. The American dream, the freedom to start a business, any business. In conclusion here are some quotes to inspire you. So go start your dream business today.
Start up Quotes
Here are 3 quotes I pulled from Forbes.com
“Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.” –Guy Kawasaki, Alltop Co-Founder and Entrepreneur
“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” –Wayne Gretzy, Hockey Star
“The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.” –Walt Disney, Co-Founder, Disney