Archives For January 2014

Chris-Horton-CV-ProductsLate last year, the head honchos here at CV Products got together to choose our Employee of The Year. Officially recognized with the Larry “Bunk” Nichols Award for outstanding achievement, the employee of the year must meet specific criteria, including:

  • Work at the company or one of our subsidiaries for at least three (3) years
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic
  • Support humanitarian efforts
  • Uphold our three core values (integrity, teamwork, and safety)

Our 2013 employee of the year – CV’s Continuous Improvement Facilitator, Chris Horton – certainly lived up to the standards we set for outstanding achievement. This October, Chris will celebrate his 15-year anniversary with our company. After joining us in 1999, he worked his way up through the warehouse to the Warehouse Manager position before being promoted to his current job.

A volunteer firefighter in our local community, Chris was instrumental in the success of two recent projects here at CV. As many people know, in April of 2013, we acquired Cycra Racing Systems. What you may not know is that Chris was a member of the team that Continue reading

The good news is this: CV Products is making an appearance at series races in Georgia and Florida this weekend. The bad news? World Wresting Entertainment (WWE) legend Ric Flare will be a no-show as Grand Marshall of the ARCA CRA Super Series on Saturday and Sunday, due to some other event called the Royal Rumble.

photo 2And while we accept his gracious apology to WWE fans and race fans alike, there’s going to be plenty of other entertainment and 325 laps of late model racing action at the Watermelon Capital Speedway in Cordele, Ga.

On top of that, CV Products already has one of our fully stocked tractor-trailers at the Tudor United Sportscar Championship, underway through Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.

So you can participate in the smack down action at this Royal Rumble thing, or you can attend one of two exciting racing venues this weekend. The choice is yours.

Zaxby’s SpeedFest 2014  

This ‘festival of fast’ promises participants a 200-lap ARCA/CRA Super Series Super Late Model special non-points event, as well as a 125-lap CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance Pro Late Model special non-points event.

Zaxby-SpeedFest-2014Pits open at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, with practice at noon and qualifying at 4 p.m., and there’s absolutely no charge for fans in the grandstands. Pits open at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, with spectator gates opening at 11 a.m. The Matthis Brothers will perform behind the grandstands beginning at noon, with an autograph session a half hour later featuring NASCAR Sprint Cup racers David Ragan, Jeff Burton, Joe Nemechek and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competitor Johnny Sauter as well as all the drivers competing in Sunday’s race.

Some of the top entries for this weekend’s events besides David Ragan and Johnny Sauter include John Hunter Nemechek, son of Joe Nemechek, Harrison Burton, son of Jeff Burton, NASCAR Camping World Truck competitor John Wes Townley, plus top late model drivers Bubba Pollard, T.J. Reaid, Jeff Fultz, Clay Rogers, Preston Peltier, Spencer Davis, Continue reading