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      04-05-2012, 01:26 PM   #1
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While perfecting our business here at IND Distribution we've found that many things used to improve a business can simply be bought- new equipment, a larger building, even additional staff can all be added with a simple infusion of funds. Improving a business can be a relatively easy task in this way, simply add money and the business can grow and expand. While there is truth to this lesson, this knowledge comes with a caveat. This is because some of the most critical things in business cannot be purchased, borrowed, or even stolen.

A company's heritage can never be bought, it can only be earned. Decades of hard work and sacrifice are what give a business its unique personality, it's story. As we begin a major remodel of our building we reflect on where this structure has been, what stories it's walls tell us, and where it will take us in the future.

The building that houses IND is much more than just that, it is a reflection of three generations of heritage. Starting with Lucciano Palella, a first generation immigrant from Italy, our shop was built brick-by-brick by its own workers to be what it is today. The trench for each paint booth was dug by Lucciano himself, and all of us at IND have had a hand in maintaining the building.

This year we will give back to the place that gives us our identity by renovating this building. 30 years of use as a shop and warehouse take their toll on any structure, and this month we will begin a major remodeling of our facility that will be completed in stages and last through the summer. We will post progress as we go, so check back frequently for more updates!
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Great read.

It's almost unfair. You guys are so good with cars, so great as business managers, and such great writers.


Seriously, kudos to you and your team for an unparalleled level of excellence.
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Great read.

It's almost unfair. You guys are so good with cars, so great as business managers, and such great writers.


Seriously, kudos to you and your team for an unparalleled level of excellence.
Thanks!

BUT we have a very ugly location to say the least we understand that all bases need to be covered.
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BUT we have a very ugly location to say the least we understand that all bases need to be covered.
its whats on the inside that counts

congratulations!
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Awesome fellas! Look forward to seeing the beginnings of the renovation next week!
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Awesome fellas! Look forward to seeing the beginnings of the renovation next week!
In the interim we are keeping busy by renovating your car's interior.

I already have a contractor laying the wood floor in the trunk...
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In the interim we are keeping busy by renovating your car's interior.

I already have a contractor laying the wood floor in the trunk...
Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

...and

No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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sick cant wait to see it when its done.
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Nice, looking forward to seeing the end result!
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Congrats on 30 years.
Please don't go OVER THE TOP like 360 did with the cars and new office.
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I don't care what your shop looks like as long as make our cars look like the way they do

But congrats on all your success!
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its whats on the inside that counts

congratulations!
BIG +1 to this! 99% of us will never see youR physical location! Just keep doin' what you guys have been doin'!
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Please don't go OVER THE TOP like 360 did with the cars and new office.
If there's anything we've learned, IND keeps it classy!
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Awesome fellas! Look forward to seeing the beginnings of the renovation next week!
Dude! We should've coordinated the trip.... I'm about to visit the gang as well. Wait for me! And.... what are you doing now? Don't make your car better than mine!

Nate, I'll be renovating the bathroom when I get there.... I probably need to refill the soap again as well.
You renovate and I'll drop the bombs :
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Congrats on 30 years! Just keep doing what you guys have been doing and no one will care about your "ugly location"
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All I know is Nate and IND got gloss black grilles from Chicago to my house in Philly in 48 hours. The goods are reasonably priced and the customer service is impeccable. Bravo, keep doing what your doing.
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Congratulations to everyone at IND can't wait to see the finished project
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I'm out of town for the weekend but I heard the new floors went in the main entrance. Update photos coming this week.
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