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Employee Spotlight – Peggy Leach

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Employee Spotlight – Josie Evans

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Employee Spotlight – Calvin Garretson

Hired in December of 2006, Calvin Garretson began working for Airways Freight in the Night Operations department and eventually transitioned to become an Account Manager in the International Commercial Air department with emphasis on Dangerous Goods and Aerospace shipments. His job is to ensure compliance and safe transport of paints, resins, aerosols, and other related aircraft components, that are being shipped overseas. Calvin’s main priority is to assure that all hazardous materials are transported in the safest manner possible, aboard both cargo and passenger flights.                                                    

Born in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Calvin, and his family spent eight years in Shreveport, Louisiana before moving back to Northwest Arkansas. Having fond memories of his childhood, Calvin grew up hunting, camping, fishing, and trips to his Grandfather’s cabin on the lake. He and his family enjoyed bonfires and cookouts and he would spend time exploring the woods and playing in the water with his cousins.
 
Calvin has been married for a year to his wife Catherine. He has two children, Ella who is eleven and Ben, nine. He is a huge music fan and he and Catherine love to attend as many concerts and music festivals as they can. He also enjoys spending time with friends and cooking out on the grill.  

Something you may not know about Calvin is that he is exceptionally good at trivia and tends to retain a lot of useless information! He also spends a considerable amount of time doing online gaming with friends.
 
What Calvin loves most about working at Airways is the challenge each day brings. He enjoys working with the friendly and knowledgeable staff and has a great camaraderie with his co-workers. He has the ability to think on his feet and is meticulous in his compliance efforts. We at Airways thank him for his endeavors.

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Employee Spotlight – Makayla Schultz

One of our newest employees, Makayla Schultz, started working in the Accounts Receivable Department at Airways in June of this year. With close personal ties to a couple of employees, Makayla heard about the positive work environment that encompassed Airways Freight, and she immediately applied.

Makayla noted that she is very thankful for the opportunity to learn as much as she can and develop long-term workplace skills. She could not ask for a better first experience in the corporate world while narrowing down her career path.

She enjoys working alongside her co-workers and is thrilled with the benefits package that is offered as well as all the daily perks. It’s the little things that make her feel lucky to work at Airways.

After graduating from John Brown University in 2015 as an English major, as well as a Family & Human Services minor, she began working as a dental office assistant in Siloam Springs, while at the same time freelance writing articles for “The Who’s Who in Building and Construction” magazine.

Born in Chandler, Arizona and raised in Tyler, Texas, Makayla was the oldest of three children. When she was not exploring the woods with her siblings, she could be found curling up with a book. After their move to Texas, her parents joined a missionary called Mercy Ships, an organization that helps supply people in developing nations free medical procedures onboard sailing hospital ships. Her father was in charge of ordering all of the supplies for the ships involved. The experience she had during that time molded her into the person she is today.

When Makayla is not working, she enjoys spending time with her Boyfriend of three years, Will. She likes to spend time with close friends, hiking, cooking, and having game nights. Makayla is also interested in nutrition and yoga. One of her favorite hobbies is running and this past June, she completed a very intense race called The Hobbs 10k Trail Race.

While in college, Makayla took two American Sign Language classes and eventually would like to take additional classes and become involved in Northwest Arkansas’ deaf community.

Something she would love to do more of in the future, is travel. Makayla recently traveled with her circle of friends to Kenya for a wedding. To this day, it was the most amazing experience of her life. She and her friends went on a safari, visited a baby elephant orphanage, and got to hike Mt. Longonot, a dormant volcano. It was her first trip outside of the United States and confirmed her desire to travel.

Makayla is hard-working and detail oriented. She may be new to the corporate world, but she has a bright future with Airways Freight.

 

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Employee Spotlight – David Sarratt

Labeled as one of the “nicest” guys at Airways Freight, David Sarratt began his career in our Domestic Operations department in June of 2006. Having heard about Airways while working at Taylor Displays as a freight manager, David used to take care of Airways Freight’s large custom trade show booth used for exhibiting. After being referred by another Airways employee, David applied for a position and has been moving freight ever since. One of the things he likes most about working at Airways Freight, is handling shipments from start to finish. Whether it is emailing requests for quotes, entering, dispatching, and tracking freight, David thrives on the intricate details involved.

David was born in Richmond, California, and at the age of 5 he and his family moved “back home” to Arkansas where his Mother had grown up. He has lived in the Northwest Arkansas area ever since. Growing up the baby of the family, as well as being the only boy, David spent a lot of time with his Dad. They did everything together, from hunting, fishing gardening to fixing vehicles and building things. His Father taught him to play catch as well as cribbage and ping pong. During the summer, David would ride along with him on his route for a local vending machine company. He would help, and his Dad gave him as many honey buns a kid could eat as payment!

David and his wife Andrea have been married since 2010. They have four boys, Cody – 17, Noah – 5, Case – 3, and are proud to announce the birth of their fourth son Nyls on August 17th of this year, weighing in at 8 pounds and 10 ounces!

Outside of work, David, and his family like to travel over to Cassville, Missouri to spend time on Mamaw and Papaw’s farm! They also enjoy going to Silver Dollar City on occasion. David also likes to play Baggo and is extremely competitive.  

Something you may not know about David is that he used to sing solos with his church choir. David’s most notable accomplishment to this point is going back to school and receiving his BSBIS degree!

He is quiet, productive, supportive, and hardworking. He is beneficial to Domestic Operations, and we are happy to have him on our team.

Airways would like to offer our Congratulations to David and Andrea on the birth of their son Nyls!

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Employee Spotlight – Cassie Ivy

“I love my job!” is what Cassie Ivy said when asked what she thought about working at Airways Freight.

Previous to her position at Airways Freight, Cassie did the bookkeeping for local furniture stores in the area, along with bank errands and mail pickup. She had passed by Airways on many occasions and had always wondered what it would be like to work there. After hearing about Airways through local gossip, she applied and in July of 2003, was given a position in the Accounting Department where she has been ever since. What she loves most about her job is the camaraderie she shares with her close co-workers in Accounts Payable. They have grown to become very good friends and have formed a family bond with each other.

With her father in the Navy, Cassie was born at Portsmouth Naval Base in Virginia. After his retirement in 1992, her family moved to Arkansas. Cassie is the oldest of three siblings, she has a younger sister and a brother.

Outside of work, Cassie loves to spend time with her three girls, Kenya who is 19, Kaitlyn 16, and Cicely who is 5. She likes to be around the water and enjoys swimming whenever she gets the chance. Cassie is also an avid roller-skater and took lessons as a kid. Some of her hobbies include reading, astrology and she has a great interest in Science. She also loves sign language and has been teaching herself.

Cassie has a big heart, she never misses a chance to greet people in the morning and her coworkers have described her as an excellent listener. She always comes to work with a smile on her face and a great attitude to boot. One of her favorite quotes is by Mother Theresa “Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love”.

A champion of movie quotes, Cassie can recite any line from the movie “Fried Green Tomatoes” as well as “Steel Magnolias”!

She is kind, hardworking and helpful. She takes pride in her work and pays close attention to detail. Cassie has always been good at numbers and she will be punching them in for Airways for a very long time!

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It’s Trade Show Season!

With the start of our Trade Show season underway, Airways Freight places the world’s transportation network at your fingertips.

For over thirty years Airways Freight has carefully built a solid reputation in the industry and is recognized as an authority in trade show exhibit transport. From start to finish, Airways has served some of the world’s largest shows as “Official Transportation Provider” and knows all the in’s and out’s associated.The responsibility of Airways Trade Show Department is quite simply the movement of all types of shipments both domestic and international related to trade show operations. With your first call to Airways you will quickly discover there are no restrictions or limitations. If it can be moved by land, air, or sea, it can be done by our team of highly experienced trade show professionals. Around the corner or around the world, one show or a complicated schedule of shows with overlapping itineraries, customs clearances, ocean moves, exclusive use trucks or aircrafts. No boundaries or limits, Airways Freight delivers performance!

Airways has served some of the world’s largest shows as official transportation provider. We know how the system works and have the experience and relationships in any given city, and we know what it takes to get the job done. No matter where you find yourself exhibiting, we’ll get you there on time, and save you money, time and worry in the process.

Our Trade Show Department offers services in trade shows, conferences, workshops, demonstrations, caravans, and roadshows!  We also handle warehousing between shows and multi-event/multi-exhibit shipping coordination.  We offer expertise in Domestic and International, whether it is by land, air or sea!  Our relationships are built on confidence and mutual respect and our resources have been earned through years of experience.

The advantages of using Airways Freight are unprecedented, we have the team mentality and understand the cost of down-time.  With Airways, there is no size, weight, time or service limitations.  We are an extension of your shipping department and offer exceptional personal care.  Call us any time, we are open 24/7 and have a live, experienced member of our team eager and happy to assist you.

Call 800.643.3525

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Employee Spotlight – Jake Oskey

One of the youngest members of the Airways Freight team, Jake Oskey is holding his own in the Night Operations Department. From tracking shipments to supporting customers with their freight, Jake puts his all into everything he does.

Jake started his journey with Airways in January of 2017, working part-time in the Trade Show department entering data into the system. After graduating in May, he subsequently moved to full-time Night Operations and has been there since. What he loves most about working at Airways, is the positivity shown by his colleagues and the wonderful team morale they share. One of his favorite things about working on the night crew is assisting new employees in their nightly tasks, as well as offering assistance whenever needed.

Born and raised in Northwest Arkansas, Jake grew up in Farmington. His childhood was abundant with fond memories of playing video games with his brother and the many friends they had. At the age of 6, Jake began playing football, and by high school was the smallest linebacker in 5A, he and his team won all conference. One of the things he is most proud of is that he can also throw a football close to 60 yards!

Jake and his wife Kyle have been married for a little over a year. They share two beagles, an 8-month-old named Chloe and a 2-month-old named Colt. They love spending time with family and in his spare time he picked up the guitar as a hobby.

Jake has never been out of the country, but someday would love to travel. He is very social and enjoys helping others. His favorite quote is by Vince Lombardi “Winners never quit, and quitters never win”.

Whether it’s tossing a football or tracking a shipment, Jake always gives 100%. He strives daily to learn as much as he can about the industry and Airways Freight and we are very proud of his endeavors.

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Employee Spotlight – Suzanne Lencowski

As enthusiastic as the day she walked through the front door at Airways Freight, Suzanne Lencowski never thought she would still be working at the same great company she had heard about 28 years earlier! Responsible for making sure our customer’s trade show booths make it to their given shows on time and overseeing their return, Suzanne’s work ethic and dedication have been an essential part of the Trade Show Division.   As a Special Accounts Manager, one of her favorite things about Airways is the daily challenges she encounters as well as the comradery shared by her colleagues.

Born in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Suzanne was raised a Navy brat. Moving to various locations during her early childhood, her family decided it was time to move back to Northwest Arkansas, and she has been there ever since. Suzanne likes to spend her free time cooking and doing arts and crafts. She loves spending time with her son Andrew and her grandson Lucas. She has an extreme soft spot for animals and would love to be able to rescue them all.

One of Suzanne’s favorite quotes is “Life never hands you more than you can handle, no matter what you think”. One of her most notable accomplishments to this point in life, has been raising a responsible child that knows the meaning of hard work.

She is determined, loyal and survivor. Her dedication to Airways is unsurpassed and she will most assuredly be working at Airways Freight until she decides to retire.

Born in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Suzanne was raised a Navy brat. Moving to various locations during her early childhood, her family decided it was time to move back to Northwest Arkansas, and she has been there ever since. Suzanne likes to spend her free time cooking and doing arts and crafts. She loves spending time with her son Andrew and her grandson Lucas. She has an extreme soft spot for animals and would love to be able to rescue them all.

One of Suzanne’s favorite quotes is “Life never hands you more than you can handle, no matter what you think”. One of her most notable accomplishments to this point in life, has been raising a responsible child that knows the meaning of hard work.

She is determined, loyal and survivor. Her dedication to Airways is unsurpassed and she will most assuredly be working at Airways Freight until she decides to retire.

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Employee Spotlight – Jodie McCleland

For the past fifteen years, Jodie McCleland has been a loyal employee in the Accounts Payable department at Airways Freight. From collecting charges and POD’s (proof of delivery’s) to managing the accounts payable of major vendors, Jodie is responsible for taking care of any discrepancies that may arise, which allows the freight to keep moving smoothly.

What she loves most about Airways is the team she works with in Accounts Payable and the camaraderie she shares with the rest of her colleagues. She admires the support they give to their employees and the willingness to help when needed.

While previously working as a CSA Supervisor for ASA/Delta Airlines, Jodie was checking-in some freight for Airways when someone had mentioned there was an opening. After the events of 911 and the recent move of the airport to a different location, she decided it was time for a change. 

Born in Canoga Park California, Jodie grew up an Army brat. Upon her father’s retirement, they decided to place their roots in Prairie Grove, Arkansas. Growing up on a small hog farm, raising pigs, rabbits and horses, Jodie enjoyed country life. Her childhood consisted of running through the fields and enjoying nature.

Jodie has three boys, one daughter-in-law and five grandkids. When she has spare time, she enjoys baking and has made beautifully decorated and decadent desserts. In 2016 she and her niece won the Grand Champion ribbon at the Washington County Fair for her Raspberry Cream Cheese rolls. When she is not baking, she also loves to country dance.

She is bold and charismatic, and her presence fills a room. Her work ethic and take-charge attitude have been an integral part of her career at Airways, and we are glad she is a part of our team.

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