Wayne Davidson sought out Heidelberg when he wanted to make a career change. He had spent most of his life working in a machine shop or warehouse and thought it would be a nice change-up to work outdoors. He lived near Heidelberg’s previous site in Covington and walked over to see if there was a job opening.
Wayne was hired on the spot and has never been late for work or missed a day on the job in nine years. He says he enjoys his job delivering beer, wine and spirits in northern Kentucky despite climbing up and down hundreds of steps on his route every day.
His delivery route takes him through Covington, a town he knows well, but it’s also considered one of the more difficult routes because it has so many older taverns, restaurants and grocery stores. They are “grandfathered” from current building codes, so delivery workers must navigate steep steps, narrow passage ways and tight quarters. He makes more than stops each day, so the number of steps can be staggering.
“There are only two customers on my route that have an elevator,” laughs Wayne. “That’s why I like to work out in my home gym!”
Wayne plans to retire in 2017 when he will kick back and enjoy his two young grandsons and catch up on reading. He’ll also relish the great outdoors – without steps to get in his way.
Since 1938, Heidelberg Distributing has relied on its Associates to make our company great. We’ll spotlight some of the hardworking men and women who not only excel in their everyday jobs but also go above-and-beyond in exemplifying Heidelberg’s core values.Archive