Although, a more appropriate title may be: Meet the Norlift Family! The following are brief bios of our employees. To read more select the “Employees” tag under the title. We will add in more bios every week or so.
Dave Fish – Shop Technician
Years at Norlift: 5
Fish, as we all call him, is a ‘say it how it is ’- straightforward type of a guy. He strives to keep the atmosphere in the shop up beat during the long days, and make light of the organized chaos some days are.
“There was one mechanic who had been working on the same Clark forklift for weeks. So I found a fake tree and put it inside the machine to make a joke at how long it had been in our shop. We all had a good laugh at it.”
Fish enjoys the challenge each machine brings him, but he specifically enjoys figuring out how older machines use to be put together. Systems change and get updated as time goes on, and he appreciates the progression technology has made.
Kody Hurd – Warehouse Assistant
Years at Norlift: .25
Kody described his job as busy, but not overwhelming. He enjoys bantering with his fellow coworkers, and enjoys his days here because he always leaves feeling like he has accomplished something. A fun fact about Kody, is that he traveled with the African children choir as a chaperone for a time. He got to go to Scotland with them.
“I move things, then move them again because they’re in my way.” Its okay Kody, it’s a learning process.
Mike Swan – Territory Sales Manager
Years at Norlift: 14
Mike oversees the Eastern Washington, Idaho, and Western Montana sales. As a humble yet competitive person, he thinks this job suits him perfectly. Even when asked if he has the most sales, he’ll just shrug and confidently say ‘sometimes’. But working at Norlift is working in a team, conversing with customers and coworkers, and building those relationships to get the job done makes the crazy days worth every moment of it. Mike said he has learned to hide his desk snacks and candy from his coworkers, one in particular – who shall remain anonymous.
Scott Baxter – Equipment Rentals, Manager/Buyer of Used Warehouse Products
Years at Norlift: 29
Scott started at Norlift during a time when everyone had a hand in all things Norlift. Which means he has a full understanding of everything that happens here. Years back, when he started, he was just on for a temporary role, but stayed because of the company’s ethics. Norlift places a high value on honesty and being upfront and transparent. Scott says that with ethics like that, he feels like he has more freedom and is more comfortable here than he could be anywhere else. As a Manager and buyer, Scott has that there is more value in building relationships than pricing and products.