A.J. Maloney, executive vice president of Coburn Supply Co. Inc., stands alongside a fully restored 1934 Ford V-8 Model BB stake truck. The vehicle was presented to Coburn’s at its 75th anniversary event by State Water Heater to commemorate the occasion. The truck is very similar to the delivery vehicle used in 1934 by the company’s founder Albert Coburn.

NEW ORLEANS - Coburn Supply Co. spent a weekend “Cooking Up Some Fun” in New Orleans. The company celebrated its 75th anniversary at the Marriott New Orleans Aug. 28-30. Every employee of Coburn’s 49 locations in four states was invited, and over 1,700 employees, vendors, vendor representatives, and special guests attended.

To kick off the two-day event, Coburn’s hosted a welcome reception at the hotel with refreshments and New Orleans Lucky Dogs.

An awards ceremony was held where over 200 awards were given in various categories of achievement. The top award winners for 15 percent growth in all business categories went to five stores: Bossier City, La.; Beaumont, Texas; Friendswood, Texas; Galveston, Texas; and Galveston, Texas-AC.

Members of Coburn’s Silver Club - employees and retirees with 25 years or more of service to the company - were honored at a luncheon. Special notice went to George Soileau, vice president and general manager of Coburn’s Lafayette region with 45 years; Jack Reidy with 52 years; and Clodile Romero, general manager and vice president of Coburn’s Lake Charles region, celebrating 55 years with the company.

The New Orleans Preservation Band led guests to the banquet one evening, and after dinner, music and dancing was provided by Deacon John and the Ivories.

Coburn’s president Don Maloney and executive vice president A.J. Maloney spoke at the dinner pointing with pride to accomplishments during the company’s many decades in business. “Coburn Supply Company Inc. is able to celebrate 75 years because of our dedicated and committed employees, the assistance of our valued vendors, and the support and loyalty of our customers.”

For more information, visit www.coburns.com.

Publication date:10/12/2009