Thursday, January 19, 2012

"Confidence" and a T-Shirt

My son-in-law is back from a well-deserved break from getting Spiral Light Candle Corporation's new factory up and running, and assembling a staff who see to it that candles get sold - and delivered.

While he was away, he bought a T-shirt that says, "confidence is what you have before you fully understand the situation."

I couldn't have put it better myself.

Now, some unabashed self-promotion: Spiral Light Candle's website, Also Spiral Light Candle Corp. Storefront, our presence on

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Spiral Light Candle Factory Construction: More Photos

We're another week closer to having Spiral Light Candle Corporation's new factory ready for its first production run. I haven't seen new photos from the construction site, so here's a trio from the end of December:

Most of the south section will be the factory floor. That insulation is in place now, along with the wallboard. December 31, 2011

Prefabridated building materials only go so far: construction still requires a lot of on-site cutting and carpentry. December 31, 2011

I like this photo of the factory's south section. December 31, 2011

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Spiral Light Candle Factory Construction: Photos

Last month, Spiral Light Candle's factory was a potato warehouse in Hillsboro, North Dakota. Today, it's a construction site. Next month, I think we'll have equipment in place and running.

I'll be posting photos of the project, starting with this set:

Spiral Light Candle factory, south section, new framing up: some of the new insulation, too. December 31, 2011

A corner in the south section, showing the old metal-and-board walls to the left, new construction on the right. January 3, 2012

Spiral Light Candle factory, south section, same view as December 31: walls and part of the HVAC system in place. January 6, 2012

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Spiral Light Candle Factory: Insulation Installation Starts Today

Today, spray foam insulation goes on Spiral Light Candle's factory. The process starts, anyway. It's a fair-size building, so I'd be a bit surprised if the job's finished in a day.

Now, some links:

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Factory Construction on Schedule; National Sales Manager Hired

Spiral Light Candle's new factory is coming along nicely. Interior framing's done, and dry wall is in place. We expect to start manufacturing candles there by the first week of February.

Meanwhile, we've hired a national sales manager, Connie Schmidt, who lives in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota, area. I'm very glad to see someone with her experience with the company.

This afternoon I learned that I'd be working with Connie Schmidt, when she needs some technical work done, like developing spreadsheets. I'm not the easiest person to work with, but Aaron McWilliams told her what to expect: I think we'll get the job done just fine.

My desktop display was a little livelier than usual this afternoon, as Mr. McWilliams tweaked our file-sharing system. It's more streamlined now, a necessity for something that's being used by several people. This means I'll have to re-learn where to find folders and files: but that shouldn't take long.

Besides, I enjoy this sort of rapid change.

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