Here at HPI, we like to think that the “HP” stands for Hoosier Pride.
Pride in the products that we create, pride in our community and pride for our employees and all that they do.
Lots of companies like to do all sorts of flashy PR to draw attention to what they do but that’s not our style. Folks who work here go about their business quietly, but we need to acknowledge someone who deserves all of our respect and best wishes.
Derek Scheumann does set up work on our CNC machines. Like all the good people here, Derek takes pride in what he does and goes that one step further. Derek is being deployed along with his Fort Wayne National Guard unit for a six month tour overseas. Words cannot convery the admiration, respect and — here’s that word again — flat-out, unabashed pride that we all have for one of our own.
So, please join us in wishing Derek godspeed! All across America there are men and women who quietly go about the business of protecting all of us and put themselves in harm’s way so that we may enjoy our hard-fought liberty and freedoms.
But before Derek deployed, we thought we’d send him out with a humdinger of a meat-lovers Smoke Out with all our barbeque masters loading up the tables in the staging area. A good time was had by all, and here are a couple photos to prove it.
Derek is the good-looking one on the right.