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I Have to Pinch Myself

By Jaime | January 20th, 2012

It seems to be a common refrain around the brewery.

Mark and Ed say that sometimes when they go look at the progress that Pickett Construction is doing, as well as the welding going on under their supervision. Fred says he enjoys seeing what once was a perfectly fine and clean beer distributorship become transformed into a brewery. In a very short time it will be extremely hard to envision it as a beer distributorship and not see it as a custom-designed and engineered brewery. And I have to pinch myself when I see that the founding families trusted me and embraced directions I recommended, including buying hardware from vendors I asked them to buy from. In my past, it was always “doveryai, no proveryai” (Доверяй, но проверяй), “Trust but Verify,” where there is independent financial scrutiny by skilled professionals who challenge assumptions and separately perform cost-benefit analysis and determine payback.  Fine and skilled professionals who may not have any responsibility in plant operations or fully understand beer production complexities at the plant floor. The fellows here have been, “we have known you forever Jaime, we know where you’ve been…we trust you.”

I have to pinch myself.

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