Author: David Dahlson (written 2/5/2012)
Tonight the last large load of roses destined for Mayesh locations nationwide were received, checked and loaded into a trailer for delivery to UPS at our cargo agent; Flowercargo. It has been a really hectic week, and is now just a blur of roses, although Freedom seemed to outnumber other roses two to one. My work here is almost done and the intensity of distribution now passes to the associates at the numerous Mayesh outlets.
My work, especially the scrutiny of roses pulled at random from each grower, was greatly aided and abetted by the industrious and cheerful staff at Flowercargo, some of whom are pictured in the group photo. I was especially helped by Luis and Luis pictured together in one of the pictures. They kept track of all the incoming flowers, and funneled the boxes to the inspection room for checking. There are about five companies checking flowers so it gets very hectic at times. Our freight forwarder is a great asset when it comes to the ability to check and review all the shipments, given that a lot of the freight forwarders are so overwhelmed with product that this is no longer an option. This was especially true this Valentine’s season with all the cancelled flights, and many companies simply had to hope that the products are all good.