Reed’s Metals hosts pheasant shoot as a contractor appreciation
Published 9:11 pm Saturday, November 7, 2015
Reed’s metals, metal manufacturer in Brookhaven, hosted a pheasant shoot at the Hideaway at Reed’s Estate as a customer appreciation to its contractor partners.
The Pheasant Shoot took place on Oct. 17 at Bernie Reed’s (Reed’s Metal CEO/President) personal property called the Hideaway at Reed’s Estate. The estate is now another of Reed’s business ventures, an event venue that has served as the site for many weddings, proms, parties and more.
Metal roofing and metal building contractors gathered at The Hideaway at 8 a.m. for breakfast cooked by employees and then were asked to participate in a brief safety course. The contractors then were shuttled over via side by sides to the hunting site in groups where, throughout the day, 500 pheasants were released. Contractors could choose to hunt airborne by crane or stay on ground.
“I had a great time. It was something new in the area. You never hear anything about hunts like this in Lincoln County. My favorite part was shooting with a friend named Craig. I enjoyed the comradery,” said Jerry Rice, a local contractor partner.
Throughout the day as well, contractors and their children enjoyed a kid’s fishing tournament. The winner was J.J. Rice of Brookhaven, weighing in a 13” bass. J.J. is the son of local contractor Willie Rice and won a tackle box full of candy and chocolate.
Lunch was served by Broma’s, and contractors enjoyed ribeye’s, baked potatoes and salad.
Door prizes such as DeWalt jobsite compact radio, DeWalt hammer drill combo set, Makita 3-piece cordless drill, drill bits, metal crimpers and much more was provided compliments of Triangle Fastener who donated $1,000 worth of prizes to local contractors. Approximately 100 people were in attendance at the event.
“We wanted a unique and fun way to say ‘thank you’ to our loyal and dear contractor partners. We know that we are successful because of them. They’re what makes this place so great. From the feedback we’ve received, everyone who came out had an amazing time, and we are thinking of making this an annual event,” said Bernie Reed.
Reed’s Metals was recently honored as one of the “Best Places to Work in Mississippi” and is rated with an A+ by the Better Business Bureau.