Who we Are

Mike Basden

Shipping Guru

My job: Officially it's Purchasing/Shipping/Receiving/Traffic Manager/Stock Room Guy and several other cool titles.  My job is to make sure each time someone calls or comes through my door, they have me at my best with all my focus on them and their projects. I'm a good mix of Radar O'Reilly from the MASH TV series with equal parts bartender, dispenser of incredible industrial fastener trivia and a subscriber to Larry the Cable Guy's mantra of "Git ‘er done!"

What I like: First and foremost, the people. Whether the ones I work with or the ones we are doing work for, I enjoy interacting with each of them. 

Years doing what I do: Over 20 years.  My son thinks I'm pretty cool since I get to drive fork lifts and other industrial equipment all the time, and who am I to argue!

Hobbies: Camping, fishing and shooting sports like Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays and competitive pistol in IDPA, as well as video games, board games, and card games. I also enjoy being with my family and doing things that put a smile on your face: roller coaster rides, Disney World trips, baseball games zoo visits, and giving my son lawnmower rides.

Favorite Team: Indianapolis Colts, New York Yankees & Saint Louis Cardinals, #48 Lowe's Chevy of Jimmie Johnson

Something surprising: I worked in a comic books store years ago and can proudly say we were one of the first few online and on eBay. Also, I've coached soccer for 4-8 year olds and softball for 3 years in the little community where I live. I've been to about 43 of the 50 states all before I was 14 years old, and I have more video games that my 3 kids put together!