Murphy Company

Holiday Greetings from Murphy Company

During this holiday season, our thoughts turn to our clients, colleagues and friends. We are grateful for your business and support, and look forward to years of continued success together. Please enjoy our holiday video.

Wishing you a new year filled with peace, joy, and prosperity.

 

We are closed December 26 and January 2


Team Murphy Company
#MCHolidays

Wishing all of our clients, colleagues, friends and family a wonderful holiday season and happy New Year. We look forward to seeing you in 2015.

Celebrate Earth Week with Murphy Company

To all of us here at Murphy Company, we look beyond the scope of corporate responsibility when promoting sustainability. We see it as paramount in creating a better future, and feel it is our civic duty to take certain steps in ensuring that future come to light. On April 22nd, 1970, 20 million Americans across The United States felt the same way. They gathered in peaceful protest, united by the common fear of environmental deterioration. What came from this day was the beginning of the Environmental Protection Agency, as well as the first Earth Day.

In the years since, Earth Day evolved into something far greater. Teachers now create eco-conscious lesson plans in celebration, people volunteer to clean up parks or plant trees, families take the leap to create a backyard compost pile. It is a day about education, action, and unity within the community. Some organizations, Murphy Company included, utilize the entire week of the 22nd each April to learn more about "green" happenings within our own backyard and do our part to strengthen those efforts.

As society celebrates the 45th anniversary, we rejoice on how far we have come, but ultimately it is still troubling to be inundated with the facts and figures about pollution or climate change. The health risks and potential future we are leaving for our children's children are terrifying thoughts, to say the least, which is why education and execution of eco-friendly lifestyles are so important.

As a lover of the outdoors, cherisher of nature, I want to take a moment to share with you a few of the ways Murphy Company does its part.

These efforts include:

  • The creation of a corporate space that promotes the daily idea of "reduce, reuse, recycle," while simultaneously participating in various "green" events throughout the year.
  • Recycling over 1,200 pounds worth of servers, monitors, computers, backup batteries and various electronic waste to eRevival LLC, a computer and electronics recycling solution, at the Upper Arlington Whole Foods' "e-Waste Fundraiser."
  • Donating over 6,000 pounds of recyclable goods to St. Catharine's School in Bexley, Ohio. Each year the eighth grade class buys a gift for the school using money raised through donated recyclables and various other fundraising efforts.
  • Monthly recycling to the local recycling drop-offs.
  • The reuse/repurpose of worn down or broken palettes into office furniture and business amenities.
  • The reduction of our automotive carbon footprint by promoting a bicycle friendly environment through participation in such events as "National Bike to Work Day," "Bike the Cbus," and the Columbus chapter of the "Monday Night Ride."

Those in Columbus looking to get involved with some "green" groups, visit Green Columbus's website for a complete list of volunteer opportunities. For more information about Earth Day or larger scale opportunities, visit EarthDay.org.

How did you spend Earth Week? Use the hashtag #MCEarth and tag us on Twitter or Facebook to let us know!

Please enjoy this Earth Week video we have created for the holiday.

#MCEarth #MCConservation #MCReduceReuseRecycle

One Year Out of 68

My name is Simon Brazik, and I am part of the Murphy Company marketing team as well as an integral piece to our logistics division. After recently reaching my one year anniversary here, I began reflecting and felt it appropriate to share a bit about my experience with my Murphy Company family. I have had several jobs in my working life, beginning with mowing lawns at 13 to pay for all of my teenage ambitions. By 20, I was writing for an online music magazine -- my short lived and ultimately doomed adventure into new media. I have to say, out of all of these occupations, Murphy Company has been the most uniquely incredible.

After finding myself unemployed, like so many others in 2013, I responded to an ad on Craigslist for a position as a part time delivery driver. Less than a week later, I walked into a high pressure two-on-one interview. My expectations hadn’t quite prepared me for what I was getting into. I wore my best clothes, brought my extra resume copies, but I never anticipated getting grilled in an oak paneled conference room.

Murphy Company truck parked in the warehouse
Murphy Company truck parked in the warehouse

At first, I was asked a flurry of questions that had little to do with my ability to pilot a van. Some were the typical, “where do you see yourself in ten years,” but as the questions continued, I realized that they could tell I was comfortable driving a van; they knew I was not some shady figure looking to recklessly joyride for an afternoon like the garage attendants in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. What eventually dawned on me was that the questions were coming from a place of security. The interviewers were merely discerning how well I would fit within the tight-knit group who worked there.

That is the magic of Murphy Company. There is so much family history, familial ties and ostensibly, a laid back aesthetic that goes along with that kind of environment. Yet, under the surface exists a lot more that is not quite visible to the outside observer. In reality, the pacing feels more akin to the intense, high speed nature of a Silicon Valley startup.

My ability to quickly adapt has been an absolutely crucial component in regards to seamlessly molding to company's needs. It can be stressful having to pivot on a moments notice, but I appreciate the variation of my day to day tasks; anything from data entry to helping build out our marketing strategy.

I find the most fulfillment in doing the deliveries. It is nice to be greeted by the same familiar faces, continue previous conversations about the psychological effects of wearing Hawaiian shirts in the winter months or proper beard grooming techniques. These moments serve as a constant reminder that behind each company are people with lives and their own stories. In the business world, this is something that can easily be forgotten, but it is so important. At the end of the day, I'm doing far more than merely dropping off an order. I'm making true connections.

I have delivered almost everything we have sold over the past year, spending about 14,000 minutes behind the wheel -- the equivalent of 5 cross country trips. Taking the above into consideration, there is also something soothing about the solace that comes with driving that much by one's self. Feeling the momentum of that giant truck, getting to know a new town's character, building personal mental landmarks; these all synthesize into a warm, inner peace on par with the feeling of returning to one's hometown after their first semester of college.

In spite of all of these faux-nostalgic feelings, there is always something new on the horizon leading us ahead of the curve, which can be both exciting and terrifying. For any anxiety this may cause, it is nice to know that there exists a comfort, a distinct feeling of inclusion and personal connection at Murphy Company. Funny thing is that even though I've only known my co-workers for a year, when I pull the van back into the warehouse and I walk through the office, I truly do feel at home with my family.

#1YearWithMC

Moving Fast in 2015

Springtime symbolizes new life, as nature's palette begins to splash flecks of color into the greyscale of trees and sky. We leave our overcoat cocoons to fully embrace the impending warmth. With the Spring Equinox finally here, it is a perfect time to reflect on past achievements, as well as look at what Murphy Company has planned for this year.

New Website

Murphy Company built a new, dynamic website with enhancements to better serve our customers’ needs. This complete makeover is quite extensive with expansive code development on the backend and many advanced design elements for the user side.

We are rolling out these changes currently, but they are slowly coming online weekly. Our primary focus on the redevelopment was improving the customer experience, providing tools that support the business to business transactions and operating as a thought leader within the graphics arts industry.

A sampling of these features include:

      • Shopping cart for ease of use and transactions.
      • Customers can build a profile for online ordering, improved efficiencies and cost savings.
      • Redesigned, interactive web pages providing rich content and tools for staying current on promotions, pricing and new products.
      • Central social wall for up to date postings on industry related information.

 Online Shopping Cart

As one of our proudest announcements, we just launched our new online shopping cart. While this is commonplace in everyday consumer shopping, it is actually a very sophisticated integrations. These improvements keep customers informed of the latest products, promotions and services. We created a better experience to build a stronger connection with our users, utilizing enhanced features that provide real time feedback and news on products.

Please be patient while we test out the site and cart, and let us know of any problems. In addition, contact Sales@MurphyCompany.com if there is anything you need that is not listed.

3D Printing

We are extremely excited to add 3D printing to the ever growing list of products that Murphy Company has to offer. This 20+ year technology is going mainstream in the marketplace. Desktop printers like the Flashforge Dreamer or the Solidoodle Press make creating easy for any level of experience; from the beginning hobbyist to the seasoned professional, the applications for using a 3D printer are limitless. As an example of stunning innovation, check out this video of a dog running for the first time using 3D printed legs.

As with most recently mainstreamed technologies, this area of focus is wrought with false summits and potential dead ends. To provide our customers with the best opportunities possible, we are aligning ourselves with some of the leading products and accessories, including:

Familiarizing ourselves with these products has been an enlightening experience, and we cannot wait to see all of the unique creations our customers come up with. In the meantime, watch our social media channels as we promote different opportunities for users to share their builds and provide insight.

In December, we released a 3D Printing digital newsletter, #3DLayers, designed to highlight makers, educate and entertain. Make sure to never miss a release by following us on Twitter.

Just Around the Corner

We are building a community section to share and connect with the graphic arts, 3D printing and dictation family. Customer participation drives this platform to promote knowledge and highlight achievements within each industry. Keep your eyes on our social media or blog for more information.

Our Customers

Murphy Company is not the only one who has good things to report, and when it comes to our customers, we want to hear from you. If you have news, please send it to Kevin.Murray@MurphyCompany.com and he will include you in one of our future marketing updates.

This is going to be a pivotal year for Murphy Company, and we are so happy share it with all of our valued customers. Thanks for your business, loyalty, and constant support. We wish you all the best for the remainder of 2015.

#MCSpring #MC2015 #MC3DPrinting #MCUpdate

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