At Standard Change-Makers, we are proud to look back at 2016 and see a host of accomplishments. Our BCX series machines helped new businesses improve the way they operate. We forged new relationships and improved old ones. In every avenue, our team worked to optimize the way we operate. Now, as 2017 begins, we are looking forward to taking the drive and dedication that defined 2016 and pushing it one step further. We have a track record of success and want to make sure it remains unbroken.dale-hughson-1

Unfortunately, one of our team members who helped drive our company forward is no longer with us. It is with a very heavy heart that we share the news our dear friend and valued colleague Dale Hughson passed away on Dec. 22, 2016. Though we have no doubt our Standard Change family will continue its innovative journey toward further success in the coming year, it will be that much harder without Dale’s incredible ability and dedication.

Dale was our Regional Sales Representative for the U.S. West Central Region. From Illinois to the Rocky Mountains, everyone in the industry knew him as a warm, soft-spoken man with an incredible smile and firm handshake. Our partners loved working with Dale because he always understood he wasn’t just arranging sales, he was building relationships. He considered his customers his friends, and Dale was a man who never wanted to let a friend down. We are incredibly honored to have had him with us since he joined the company in 2009, after an already successful career with Hydro-Spray and D&S. We miss him greatly and extend our thoughts and prayers to his wife, Sue, and daughters, Rachael and Kristie, as well as the entire Hughson family.

For customers in Mr. Hughson’s territory, we recommend you contact our Indianapolis headquarters for questions or issues related to orders. For car wash customers, please contact John Doyle. All other industries can contact Mike Coons or Barbara McColly; service inquiries should be directed to our Service Department.

Last month, we also announced a price increase on our machines. This increase took full effect on January 1, 2017. While the price of machines will go up, the price of the additional features we offer will remain unchanged for the time being. If you would like to see a complete run-down of the new product price list, a copy can be downloaded here.

Standard Change-Makers, Inc. has been a leader in the currency changing industry since 1955, and we plan to remain at the forefront in 2017. A new year is a new opportunity for hard work, patience and success, and we plan to take full advantage of everything 2017 has to offer. We wish you all the best, and if there are any questions about how we can make the new year the best it can be for you and your customers, please visit us at standardchange.com!