Flashback Friday- Father’s Day

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Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s from the C. Crane Family!SUEDAD

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Flashback Friday- Graduation

Graduation is one of the most thrilling days in a young adult’s life. It’s the start of college or a time to find the new job you worked so hard for. Graduation is truly an achievement to be proud of.

All of us at C. Crane Company would like to congratulate the 2014 Graduates and their Families.

In celebration, a few of us at C. Crane shared our Graduation photos.

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Upper Left: Carolyn oversees the Purchasing Department while multitasking Customer Service at C. Crane. Pictured are Carolyn and her mother. Carolyn graduated from Lake High School in Hartville, OH June, 5 1983. Upper Right: Kim works in the Processing Department and is a Customer Service representative. Kim graduated from El Cajon High School in 1979. Lower Left: Deanna is a Technical Assistant and Customer Service representative at C. Crane. Deanna graduated from Fortuna High School in 1980. Middle Right: Katie was one of C. Crane’s first employees. She oversees our Web Department and has experience in almost every department. Katie graduated from New Life Academy High School in 1984. Bottom Right: Jessyca oversees the Advertising Department and is a Customer Service representative. Jessyca graduated from Montgomery High School in Santa Rosa, CA in June, 2004.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flashback Friday

Employee Highlight!

Sean, you have been with C. Crane for a long while, how long has it been?

Sean around the time he first started at C. Crane

Sean around the time he first started at C. Crane

15 YEARS! I began in March of ’99, so I was still a rookie when the “Y2K” scare was in full swing.

You have worked in just about every department, where did you start?
I started out as a phone operator. I showed an aptitude for electronics and repair, so I began working with the tech department as well as being a phone operator for the first couple of years. I did a lot of the assembly of the original Twin Coil Antenna from my “cubicle” as I fielded orders and tech-related calls.

I then moved up to returns when the job became available. I did data entry in returns for the first couple of years, as well as assistance in shipping and receiving. Being a big guy means being the one they call for when boxes need moving. I also began doing repairs on radios and other equipment. I moved quickly into repairs full-time when the returns staff grew to three people.

Where can we find you now?

Sean now, 2014

Sean now, 2014

After many years I moved back to the main building to begin working with the IT department, where I have been for about 3 or so years now.

Sean is a real asset to the company and we love having him here at C. Crane.

 

Flashback Friday

C. Crane house before the remodel

C. Crane house before the remodel

 

Due to a rapidly expanding company C. Crane’s 10th street house in Fortuna was remodeled in 1996 to include a large Shipping and Receiving Department. We soon outgrew that area and shipping and receiving was moved to a much larger 2-story building near our original location.

Today we use the old Shipping Department as our meeting and break room.

A construction crew works on the C. Crane Shipping and Receiving department

A construction crew works on the C. Crane Shipping and Receiving department

Flashback Friday- Mother’s Day

Grandma Faye

Grandma Faye

Our featured Mom is Grandma Faye (pictured), Sue Crane’s Mom. She helped make C. Crane Company what it is today. She answered phones when C. Crane was still being run out of the Crane’s home, folded all the package inserts, helped run the household and made delicious home-cooked meals while Sue was finishing college.

Here’s to all the moms who helped us with our families and careers. Thanks Mom!

Flashback Friday

Lyle Pioneer Days in Lyle, Washington, 1967. The songs playing in this video were written by C. Crane’s very own repair technician, Daryl and performed by his band The Misfortunes. The Misfortunes are towards the middle of the video; Daryl is in the red shirt.

 

Flashback Friday – Fridenbach Bros Building

A couple of old pictures of Friedenbach Bros. Mercantile on Main Street in Fortuna CA before it was the C. Crane Shipping Building.

Freidenbach Store

Friedenbach Brother merchantile store located on the corner of Main Street and 10th Fortuna, California. Notice the horse drawn carriage

Freidenbach Store

Friedenback Brothers Store Main Street Fortuna, California. C Crane is now located in the Friedenback Store. The store to the left was Ben Franklin’s Variety Store also known as the “nickel and dime store.

Photos Provided By Old Photo Guy – Check out his site, he has some really fantastic photographs. Photos may not be copied or redistributed without permission from owner.

Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday

This is one of the first C. Crane Catalogs ever printed in 1992. Featured on the cover is the Select-A-Tenna and the Sangean 803A.

C. Crane Catalog printed in 1992 with the Select-A-Tenna and Sangean 803A

Flashback Friday

This is a photo of the Original Staff of C. Crane in 1991 at the original C. Crane headquarters in Fortuna, California.

Pictured above: Bob Crane, Sue Crane, Grandma Faye, Katie Kennard, Sue Long, Don Allen and Simon the dog

Pictured above: Bob Crane, Sue Crane, Grandma Faye, Katie Kennard, Sue Long, Don Allen and Simon the dog

Flashback Friday- Old Time Radio

Do you remember listening to your favorite radio shows on a radio, like this one below, in the “good ol’ days”?

Old Time Radio shows still play an important role for many of us radio fans. Did you know that Old Time Radio shows are still available on Internet radio? Internet Radios host many stations that play a variety of OTR shows. The shows are available with perfect clarity and no interferences; it will bring you right back to the good ol’ days!
Would you listen to an Old Time Radio show on an Internet Radio?

For more information about internet radio click here: http://www.woodenradio.com/internet-radio.aspx   https://news.ccrane.com/2012/09/26/pros-and-cons-of-wifi-and-internet-radio/

 

Do you remember listening to your favorite radio shows on a radio just like this one in the “good ole’ days”?

Do you remember listening to your favorite radio shows on a radio just like this one in the “good ole’ days”?