LOCAL BUSINESS FEATURED
Andy Tessmann of Emergency Starting and Towing stopped by our office the other day with a copy of the December 2010 issue of Towing & Recovery Footnotes, a monthly publication for the towing industry.
The cover story was about a new charity the towing industry in the Midwest is embracing. Tow truck owners from all over the Midwest drove to the Chicago area back in early December and held a parade with tow trucks as far as you could see. Over 190 companies were represented with many of them bringing more than one tow truck. They were all decorated in the Christmas spirit and they were collecting Toys for Tots in the Chicago area. They brought thousands of toys. There's lots of needy children in that metropolitan area, making this a wonderful holiday charity.
Well, to illustrate the parade and the charity work this industry is doing, the editors of Towing & Recovery selected one tow truck to be on the front page.
Sure enough, it was Emergency Starting and Towing's unit all decorated. It probably helped that the tow truck is painted a bright red. Tessmann told us he didn't even know they took his rig's picture let alone have it selected to be on the front page. The first he knew about it was when an industry friend sent him an early copy he had received.
It was a pretty impressive photo. And, Tessmann tells us he's already planning to be there for next year's parade.