Joe Klein, writing in the current edition of TIME Magazine, explores the value of U.S. military training compared to lessons learned in the school of hard knocks or traditional courses of higher education. Joe talks about the field soldier’s discipline, ability to concentrate and learn material quickly, and most of all to make and execute plans on the fly. He sees men and women with military training as innovative problem solvers who are good leaders and good builders. He hopes tomorrow’s political leaders will come from the current crop of veterans.
I read the article just as I was finishing work on a new website for DAIM Logistics, a Fultonville, NY firm providing warehousing, trucking and logistics nationwide. DAIM was started just ten years ago by two brothers, Chris and Pat Oare, who own and continue to operate the company. Pat is a veteran who served overseas, coming home as an officer.
As I learned about DAIM Logistics, I was taken by their no nonsense approach to business — particularly with their emphasis on logistics — and by the surprisingly rapid growth of their company. DAIM just finished building a custom, 25,000 sq ft warehouse, office and operations facility on an eight acre campus from which they operate a growing fleet of 15 tractors and over 40 trailers. Very impressive for a ten-year young company!
More impressive when you realize that most startups, particularly in well-served industries, go belly up within a few years. Joe Klein’s article pointed to one of the strengths contributing to DAIM’s success: military know-how.
DAIM has a plan and they work it! If you have a dry van or flatbed load to ship cross county or cross country, you won’t go wrong entrusting it to DAIM Logistics.