Because of John Alford, Goodman Millwork buys brooms from the Lions Club by the case. Really.
Many times, Alford has walked up to the office looking for a new broom because the one he’s holding has been worn down to the nubs.
“He’s just one of those guys who wears out a broom a week,” owner Franco Goodman said of Alford, who is celebrating his 80th birthday today.
With a broom and a big shovel that serves as his dust pan, Alford keeps the concrete floor under the woodworking shop’s main production equipment clean, which is crucial in an operation where tiny sparks and sawdust can combine for devastation.
Goodman said the company’s insurance carriers are regularly impressed with the cleanliness of Goodman Millwork’s operation.