Archive for July, 2013

Written by: Jason Gazaway

CK Beard Off 2013

Well, we wrapped up our little CK Beard Off this week at the office.  A few weeks back we posted the starting pictures in our AWIR blog. It was a close battle, but at the end of the day Geoff  ended up taking the top prize! (a.k.a. he got to keep his beard!) The “Best Looking” beard went to Brian  (bottom pic).  Those of us with lighter colored hair did not fair well at all (pity party = over). At the end of the day we all felt the wrath of Geoff and his win, including Brian. From top to bottom, Jeremy ended up with just a plain ol’ creep mustache. Jason ended up with an “honest Abe” beard (We felt like he got off the easiest). Next up is me, I got the Fu Manchu mustache.  Then there was Brian…he got the big mutton chops.  Fun was had by all, and our faces are all returning to normal now. (Thank goodness!)


Megan and Corey

This week we would like to congratulate Megan and Corey on their new positions in the CK office.  Megan moved from our Inside Sales/Customer Service team over to our Purchasing team to become an Equipment Buyer.  Corey moved from our Shipping team to our

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Written by: Jason Gazaway

CK Beard Off
It’s an old fashion beard off around the CK office. Awesome, right? Yes, this may be an attempt by some of the guys around here to exert their manliness, but it is all in good fun, right? Facial hair is always a topic of discussion and held in high regards around the office, even to the point to where Geoff and Brian from our Product Management department cried a bit when they shaved their beards off for the contest. The contest will last two weeks and prizes will be awarded to the longest beard and the best looking. The clean-shavin’ crew above are the ones participating this time around – from top-left – Me, Jason S., Brian, Jeremy, and Geoff (center). Trust me when I say it has been a true competition, even to the point of where Brian and Geoff were researching vitamins to take to help their beards grow faster. Be on the lookout for a blog soon with the winners and pics of the losers and their new beards afterwards.



This week we added another Shipping Expert into the craziness of the CK office and warehouse. But wait… there is more to this normal looking (yeah, I know that is a stretch!) guy. He has a secret identity! (Actually two of

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Written by: Jason Gazaway

Ok, I will admit it, I am a bit of a geek when it comes to gaming.  Now, I might not be as hardcore as some people, but I still spend more time than I probably should playing my PS3. Right now my obsessions are Injustice, The Walking Dead, and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12. But enough about me, on to the topic at hand…

A couple of months back the epic battle of the ages began between the Sony Corporation and Microsoft with the official release of pre-orders for the new PS4 and Xbox One. Which both of these left the Wii curled up in the fetal position in the corner sucking it’s thumb. It was humorous to watch the rabid fans of each unit “dis” the intelligence of the other one. For the sake of keeping the balance of the multitudes, I will not state my personal opinion on which one is better, even though I am a tried and true PlayStation fan and believe that they have the best system out there, but that’s besides the point.  I will remain completely out of the argument…for now… (well, maybe)

The debate has seemed to heat up again as pre-orders continue to roll in more and more for each console.  The rest of us lonely souls, who do not want to pre-order, will have to wait for the ambiguous “holiday season” to get ours.  (Which the unofficial PS4 release date of November 13th was supposedly leaked out.) In the meantime, lets breakdown some of the major specs, besides the nifty new designs, on each of the units and then I will let you make up your mind. One of the biggest differences was the sharing capabilities – PS4 allows game sharing, Xbox One originally did not plan to. On June 19,2013, at the E3 Conference, Microsoft announced that it would be reversing its “always online” and game sharing restriction. Before this decision PlayStation released this great ad to assist those who did not understand the PS4′s stance on game sharing and to poke fun at the new Xbox:


Now this is not an all inclusive list, but a

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