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All That Can Be Done – With Only One

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Denise Stoppleworth's headshot

Denise Stoppleworth

“I am only one. But I AM one. I cannot do everything. But I CAN do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can.”  – Edward Hale

The power of one has been demonstrated many times, but I never tire of hearing the stories and meeting those heroic people who have the courage, the integrity and the honor to change lives. And sometimes you meet them in the most unexpected places…like the AGG1 show.

I’ve always loved the equipment industry because it’s filled with remarkable people. In my 16 plus years in the industry, I’ve made many friends and learned from so many brilliant and inspiring individuals. Perhaps no lesson more moving than the day I met Neil and Jennifer Hise of CEMCO, Inc., a manufacturer of vertical shaft impact crushers. A client introduced us at the AGG1 Show a few weeks ago, and I took an immediate liking to this pair. In fact, when I returned from the show, I teased my husband by saying I had fallen in love with another guy! Kevin only laughed. But what is not to love with Neil.

In our brief conversation, I discovered Neil was a pilot. That was interesting enough. But the conversation then took a turn Continue Reading →