Memorial Day May 2016

Dear Friend,
As we approach our long holiday weekend, it seems appropriate to pause and reflect upon what it is exactly we are celebrating.

Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of The United States of America…..click to read the rest of our Memorial Day Letter (PDF 3.44MB)

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Peabody Engineering Best Company To Work For

We’re Proud that Peabody Engineering is consistently recognized as one of the best companies to work for. How do we do it? It’s all about our culture. Click the image below to read all about it.

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Couples Who Work Together

Wonderful stories to share on Valentines Day about love, faith, commitment, hard work and trust. These married couples are not only committed to each other and the family life they have built but they also work together in their businesses they have built over the years. One of those couples is Mark & Cheryl Peabody of Peabody Engineering. The Peabody’s are a true testament on making a marriage work and building a business for success. Click the link and go to page 30 to read their story. http://onlinedigitaleditions.com/westcoast/

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Homeless Have HOPE

My name is Ruth Noordwal and I work at Peabody Engineering & Supply in Corona, CA. Mark Peabody, CEO of Peabody, belongs to the Circle City Rotary, who had a service project led by Shirley Zink of the SACK Foundation (Simple Acts of Caring and Kindness) to collect unused purses from women in the community and fill them with things that a homeless woman might need, like gloves, a beanie, make-up, toiletries, $20.00, a warm blanket, etc. The club collected over 50 purses and through the cooperation of Lt. James Patton, also a Rotarian, orchestrated a method to get these purses in the hands of those who needed them. It’s just the kind of project that a Rotarian can get excited about; helping people who for whatever reason are unable to help themselves and give people a helping hand in the spirit of The Good Samaritan.

On Jan 19, 2016 I had the privilege to go on a ride along with Officer Rosenblum from the Corona Police Department to seek out these needy souls and bless them with a free gift to enhance their life in a small way. He and his partner work in a program called HOPE (Homeless Outreach Psychiatric Evaluation) where they go out into the Corona community and strive to work with the homeless by offering services to help them get off drugs, find shelter for the night, provide a train ticket to get them back home, a warm blanket to comfort them in cold weather, a brown bag filled with nourishment to quench the hunger pains, supply a bag of dog food for their pet(s), give a car ride to the DMV (and front line access) so they can get identification if they have none, help them get into a program to rebuild their lives.

In other words they are lending a hand to help homeless men and women get out of what the circumstances of life has brought them down to – living on the streets and give them a fresh start.

Every day, Officer Rosenblum and his partner enthusiastically suit up, show up, load up their vehicle with supplies and venture out with the intention to see how they can bless homeless people that day. Sometimes they are met with trepidation, fearfulness, scowls, anger, foul language, combativeness, and scrutiny. Sometimes they are met with happy smiles, friendly conversation and gratefulness.

The day I went with Officer Rosenblum, we were handing out the purses collected by The Circle City Rotary Club. It must have been a good day because all the women we came across were happy to see us and were thrilled to get a purse, along with encouragement, a blanket and a brown bag of food.

Handing out purses, words of encouragement, blankets and food.

Trying not to be too intrusive into their lives, I had a chance to talk with some of the women to find out what happened in their lives that they ended up on the streets homeless. Their stories are nothing new, starting off living paycheck to paycheck only to lose a job, not being able to find work and losing their home, their stuff and their kids. Then getting hooked on drugs and having to sell their bodies to support their drug habit. Being in relationships where instead of their mate building them up, they tore them down and treated them abusively until they were left with nothing but the streets.

I realized that in the blink of an eye your life can change and take you to the very worst place you ever imagined yourself being in, cold, hungry, vulnerable, exposed and preyed upon and without hope.

I don’t feel that I have done this story justice with the several hours I spent that day. It was enlightening, sad, perplexing but hopeful. It was disheartening to hear the stories of how some of these women ended up on the streets and what they have to do to survive.

But hope is a two way street. Society can never give up hope on the homeless and that they will utilize the services offered to them to help get them off the streets, get clean and sober and once again become self-sufficient, productive citizens of the community. The homeless can never give up hope that our Corona community cares about them and wants to help them succeed in life.

The City of Corona and the Corona Police Department should be proud of themselves because they are not looking the other way, they are looking at the homeless straight in the eye and offering them HOPE and a helping hand. The Proud City of Corona is working hard to prevent homelessness from becoming a way of life. Thanks to our men and women in blue, there is hope. All that our homeless neighbors need to do is reach out and grab hold of that helping hand. As citizens of Corona, we should all be proud that we, through our great city leadership are helping “the least of these” as we are called to do.

Recycle Christmas Cards

We recently did a search to see “uses for old Christmas cards”. An organization came up that has a Recycled Card Program. So we thought it would be a great idea to collect all our/your Christmas Cards (the ones that you don’t want to save) and send them to St. Jude’s Ranch for Children. You can read all about what they do here https://stjudesranch.org.

If you have any Christmas Cards that you would like to donate to their program and are local to us here in Corona, CA, drop them off at our corporate office. Or if you would like to send them in on your own you can go to their website and follow their directions https://stjudesranch.org/about-us/recycled-card-program/.  Below are some basic guidelines of what they will accept. We will be collecting old Christmas Cards up through Jan 15, 2016 and then we will send them off.

  • Only the card front can be used (please check to be sure the backside of the front of the card is clear of any writing, etc.)
  • They cannot accept Hallmark, Disney or American Greeting cards
  • 5 x 7 size or smaller is preferred

Old-Christmas-Cards-12292015-w503Peabody Engineering is located at  13435 Estelle Street, Corona CA 92879.  Thank You in advance for participating!

With A Grateful Heart

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Dear Friends,
With Thanksgiving upon us, it’s time to reflect upon how incredibly blessed we are as a nation by God in Heaven and how He has written the history of this great nation through time; from the very beginning.

Regardless of what the mainstream media asserts in the nightly news, America IS, IN FACT, A Judeo-Christian Nation. It was founded on the basis of religious liberty and freedom from oppression and persecution that drove settlers from Europe and Britain to the North American Colonies due to the conviction held by the Protestants, Catholics and Jews alike, that the right to worship God is a basic human right and that no government, ruling authority or society should force people to abide by a theocracy who wished to impose their brand of religion on everyone. Those who dissented were labeled heretics and ostracized from society, in many cases being executed for their “lack of conformity” to the state religion, like the Mennonites in Ghent in 1554, who were murdered by strangulation and burning at the stake, then dispatched with an iron fork and Jesuits in England in the early 1600’s who were similarly cut to pieces and tortured for their faith. This should not come as a surprise though, since Jesus himself told His disciples that “all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted” (2 Tim 3:12).

So in the 17th century, a mass exodus of mainly Christians, immigrated from England and throughout Europe to the New World, to create a haven where they could freely exercise their faith without fear of reprisal. These courageous souls had no idea what to expect or if they would even survive, but despite the overwhelming odds against them, they forged ahead with a dream of living in a free society where they could enjoy life, liberty and pursue their dreams. Had God not ordained the migration and blessed these early settlers, they would have never survived and our country would never have existed. In April of 1635, a 21-year-old named Francis Peabody was one such person. He boarded a tall ship called The Planter with 117 other brave souls, 1/3 of whom perished on the journey or soon afterwards, and embarked on a perilous journey from London across the Atlantic Ocean to the Massachusetts Bay Colony, governed by Puritan John Winthrop, to an unknown world to start a new life with a new beginning.

Click here to read the rest of our Thanksgivng newsletter.

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2015 Spirit of the Entrepreneur Finalists

Congratulations to Mark and Larry Peabody for becoming Finalists for the 2015 Spirit of The Entrepreneur Award Inland Empire. The winners will be announced on November 10th at the Riverside Convention Center. For more information on this Black-Tie Gala you can go here http://www.spiritawardsie.com/

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Gemini Square New Size 5 Gallon

Peabody Engineering introduces it’s newest tank to it’s line of Gemini Square Dual Wall Tank System – Our 5 Gallon Size. Go here for more information and to see other sizes http://www.etanks.com/products/default.aspx?cat=1&subcat=305 or call customer service (951) 734-7711 to order.

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AWT Expo 2015

It’s just around the corner – the AWT Expo 2015 being held in Nashville, TN and we will be exhibiting at it. Make sure you stop by and see us at booth #711. Go here for more information https://www.awt.org/annualconvention15/index.cfm

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Vial of Life Build Event

It’s all for a good cause. If you happen to be close to the Corona, CA area on Saturday, July 11th 2015, consider stopping by Corona Fire Station #1 and help support this great cause. Click to read all about Vial of Life build event and how you can participate.
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