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Blue Collar Coffee Talk

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Kyle Calhoun, Nate Gross, Ben Reina and myself welcome a new adventure. We talk about what has been going on the past couple months and discuss what is to come. BCCT is here to stay with a different look and slightly different content. Cheers t
Enjoy this special episode with "Deddy Ford" aka Ford Wall aka my Dad, Nate and myself. We dive into a quick bio and have a little fun along the way. Look forward to getting Ford back on the podcast because there is just too much to talk about
Enjoy Part 1 short episode with guest Nick Merten and Kevin Smith. Both hard working, talented and experienced individuals who work hard and have fun doing it. They talk about their work ethic and how they grew up along with some other great co
Great Part 2 episode with Nick Merten and Kevin Smith of Franklin Equipment. Had a blast chatting with these two individuals about their lives and the hard work they do every day! I felt like the conversation could have gone on for days. I even
In this episode we have Kyle Calhoun drop in and chat with Nate and myself. We discuss an array of information but most importantly, what we do to get motivated and how you can get out of a funk. Success has many meanings to most people, so enj
It has been almost two months and that is two months too long!!! However, Nate, Tay and myself bring just some good old fashion conversation back to BCCT! Enjoy 
In this episode I get the opportunity to speak with Tony Kuhaupt, professional truck driver for Franklin Equipment out of our Oshkosh, WI location. We also have a guest appearance from the one and only Kyle Calhoun!!! We talk with Tony about wh
Brittini McDonald, Support Specialist with Franklin Equipment and Corey Muncy (Safety & Training Director) join me on BCCT to discuss their journey in the industry and we talk about their lives and much more. We had a recent guest appear as wel
We get Joey Shoemaker back on along with Colin Williamson and talk Career with them. Have some fun with new questions and music. We recorded this episode at the Carmel, IN location. 
In this episode we talk to some of the great TEAM @ Franklin Equipment in Carmel, Indiana. Brad (Store Manager), Sean (Rental Associate), Joey (Equipment Associate) and Micheal McQueen (Rental/Retail Sales Rep) share their experiences, stories
In this episode we chat with Taylor Hoppe (Sales Rep) and Brad Clinkingbeard (Sales Rep) about their adventures in becoming who they are today! Great stories and takes on motivation from both of these fine people. Taylor who is energetic, posit
In this very special episode I share with you something near and dear to my heart. My Great Grandfather EJ Ford doing his 1977 rendition of a podcast about his story and life. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 
Nik Fleishfresser, National Account Manager for Hy-Brid Lifts, joins us on this episode to talk about taking ownership. In a world full of commodities you have to be creative/different to really be successful. Of course with everything going on
In this special episode, we are joined by two veterans of America's Armed Forces, Marshall Garcia (Marine Corps) & Nick Brown (Army). Marshall and Nick tell us about themselves and briefly talk about their time in service. We thank all of have
In this exciting episode, Troy Gabriel, CEO of Franklin Equipment talks about the past, present and future of Franklin Equipment. He shares his unique story on how they came to be the owners of a 20+ location, successful equipment rental busine
In this episode owner of the Highlands Sportsman Club and SoLu Winery, TJ Sommer, chats with us about his life, business and customer retention as it relates to sales. TJ has a lot of wonderful stories that could not be shoved into one episode
In this episode, we talk to Ryan Hasty (Store Manager Racine) and Matt McMahon (Store Manager Oshkosh). we go through their career pathway as they grew into leaders and how they managed tough times/challenges. We also have a little good ole fas
We were so glad to have Cabe Wall, Automation and Control Specialist for a Major US Energy Company in the Gulf a Mexico. He just so happens to be my family, but has been in the Blue Collar Industry his entire career and even his life. He is a g
In this episode we chat with Sean Cullen, Business Developer for JP Cullen & Sons about his pathway to success. He tells us how he went from growing up in Jainsville, WI to playing College football at Oregon to Boston working his butt off and m
In this unscripted "phone-in" episode, we talk with the one and only Gary Barber about his extraordinary life in the industry. They call him CHIEF, and his hard work and dedication to his work/life/career prove his nickname to be a perfect fit!
Enjoy this unscripted and raw episode with Wayne Hafemeister from Hurt Electric. We talk with Wayne about his life in Wisconsin and how he got into the trades as an Electrician, and we have some fun talking about his passions as he has created
In this unscripted episode we hang out with the "coffee talk" man himself, Kyle Calhoun. We sip on a little coffee and just let the conversation take the wheel as we discuss current events, work and a little bit of non-sense. 
In this unscripted episode we have guest Steven Piasecki, Outside Rental Rep for Franklin Equipment. Steven tells us about his life and motivations that keep him going and how he works on getting better every day! We of course have a little fun
In this raw and unscripted episode, Bryan Schneeberg and Lee Wilke hang out with us as we discuss the daily grind in our industry, building culture, good relationships, and we may or may not got off subject having some fun. So grab a beverage a
We chat with Sherry Tasker about a little bit of everything! While we are going through COVID-19 Pandemic, she brings some positivism to the show and tells us about her experience as a woman in the industry and much more! 
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