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Individual Class Member Details

Individual Class Member Details

Tim Slicker
Birk Industries LLC DBA Crate Pros
Class of 2021
(615) 785-5139

Member Since: July 1st, 2020
Current Activities / Involvement

My primary activity outside of work in Wilson County is serving on the Economic Development Committee of the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce.

Major Barriers

The primary barriers for me has been the fragility of starting a new business and needing to dedicate most/all of my time into creating a sustainable business/enterprise. We are almost 2 years into our journey and we have been blessed to enjoy much success, which has provided some pockets of time for me to become more involved in the local community.

Community Challenge / Issue / Goal

Challenge: Not enough skilled labor to support many of the expanding businesses in our county.

Possible involvement: Serve as a conduit and assist in connecting Wilson County's soon to be economic development leader with transition assistance folks at Ft. Campbell and Campbell strong. Starting the training in Middle and High School is a great solution, but it will take time. We have excellent motivated and trained personnel right here in Middle Tennessee who could change the game in our workforce gap if we can posture Wilson County as a potential home for these men and women who have served honorably.

Education: High School

Oakland High School (Murfreesboro, TN)

Education: College

United States Military Academy (West Point)

Education: Graduate Level

Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School for Management (MBA)

Education: Academic Awards

As a Captain in the Army, awarded the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medals and the Presidential Unit Citation • 3-year NCAA Division I Golf Letterman

Education: Extracurricular & Leadership

Leadership Rutherford 2010
Worked in and traveled to over 40 countries
Admissions Liaison Officer for West Point
Council of Stewards - First United Methodist Church

Company / Job Responsibilities

As General Manager, I lead custom packaging, crating, and shipping company focused on serving both commercial and residential customers in Nashville with their difficult to ship items, to include oversized, fragile, high value, export, and expedited freight. Focus industries include fine art/antiques, industrial machinery, data centers/IT, medical equipment, auctions, and estate/senior moves. Crate Pros is also a licensed freight forwarder and offers full service domestic and international shipping with ISPM-15 certification for export crating.

Participation Expectations

1) Ultimately as a business owner, I hope the education I receive and the relationships I build will justify the investment (both time and money).
2) I hope to be inspired about opportunities to possibly serve in Wilson County, both individually and as a company.
3) I hope to be enlightened about the capabilities and opportunities in Wilson County.
4) I love to connect people and ideas, so I am excited about helping my classmates and other businesses/entities within Wilson County when the light bulbs go off after our training and sessions.

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