Q: Can you name any projects in particular during the last 30 years that have been the most challenging or rewarding?
A: Several projects come to mind, a 20,000 SF Mezzanine for Merrill Corporation in Sartell was very challenging, having to integrate a 2 Story Existing Office, 30’ x 40’ into the middle of the mezzanine and have the mezzanine floor and 2nd story floor match in height.
Q: What is the most intriguing part of your position?
A: Finding the best solution with the customer and providing my CAD Skills to achieve the best layout design
Q: Rumor has it, that you are the Freddy Couples of AK Team on Golf Course. What other hobbies do you enjoy outside of work?
A: Playing my 1968 Martin D-18 guitar or catching Walleyes & Deer Hunting
Q: Do you have any advice for young professionals entering the material handling industry?
A: Find out what excites you the most in the industry and follow your passion to do your best.
Jerry Fredrickson Fun Facts:
- 3 Daughters (Stella, Sophie, And Maddie)
- Grew Up International Falls
- Played most of his hometown hockey games in Fort Francis, Ontario (International Falls did not have a hockey Arena until his 10th grade)
- Lived in Bangkok, Thialand for 6 months when he was 19
- Started a Long Term Treatment Program for hard core juvinal offenders in 1976
- Owns a 2006 Toyota Camry with 400,000+ miles on it. (Purchased it with 13,000) now that is some sales miles…
- Studied ZEN with Roshi Katagri