Blog Post - Oct 9, 2020
On the Road Again
It’s hard to know what to say that hasn’t already been said about this year. We know that our team at Dairyland is not unique in its forced transition to video chat relationships, mask accessorizing, distanced living, and restricted travel to our industry friends. Yet we also know that embedded in these changes and disappointments are opportunities worth pursuing. We decided to explore one such possibility, which energized and reminded us that creative solutions exist.
On the Road Again
Let’s face it. Sitting at home is a massive bummer. At Dairyland we found ourselves getting antsy to get on the road again and connect with others in the industry. In fact, Willie Nelson summed up our feelings quite well:
On the road again
Just can’t wait to get on the road again
The life I love is making music with my friends
And I can’t wait to get on the road again
Indeed! While Willie was focused on making music with his friends, the life we love at Dairyland is about people. We miss our industry colleagues and wanted to hear about how they, their families, and businesses are doing these days. Connecting with them face to face was also an opportunity to share our Live Engaged message with them and learn from people who already share similar goals for impacting the world around them. After evaluating our ability to do so safely, we set out “on the road again.”
Live Engaged in the Corrosion Industry
And so began Mike and Kailey’s adventure. We traveled to Oklahoma and Texas to visit with a few of our friends across restaurant tables rather than Zoom screens. While reconnecting, we discovered what needs compel them in their communities and the initiatives they already champion in their organizations while also sharing what we are passionate about as a company. We found that while it is unique to every individual, “Live Engaged” is already present in the corrosion industry! Some are passionate about providing support to veterans through outdoor sporting while others are compelled to mentor young people, feed the hungry, fight racism, or care for unaccompanied minors.
What about You?
At Dairyland, we never want to operate in isolation but rather collaborate with others who believe that business is a force for good. Dairyland doesn’t have all the answers, but we feel compelled to continue exploring how we can make a safer world. To do that, we need you. Not only is it more effective when we all work together, it’s way more fun.
We know you have stories to tell too…. How do YOU Live Engaged? We’d love to connect with you, and hear your Live Engaged story.
If you would like to learn more about Live Engaged send us a line at LiveEngaged@dairyland.com. We look forward to hearing from you!