RadParts is excited to announce that logistics assistant Becky Hallam recently completed a Hazmat training and is now qualified to ship parts to clients all over the United States. Becky becomes the second member of the RadParts team to become certified, and the additional certification on staff means faster shipping times for parts requiring a certified Hazmat shipper.
“This is very important for getting vital parts to our clients quickly,” Hallam said. “Before we were a little limited if the other person was out. Now that I have the responsibility to take on Hazmat shipping, we can now reduce the time of down machines. This means that people undergoing cancer treatments can get treatments on time without delays.”
One of the hazardous materials that is shipped by RadParts is sulfur hexafluoride gas. The gas is used in different machines to fight cancer in patients. It also has a unique quality, according to Hallam. “It’s the opposite of helium. If you breathe it in, it won’t make your voice higher like helium. It will actually make it deeper.”
Hallam has been employed by RadParts more than three years. She was recruited by the company’s president who visited her daily at the coffee shop where she worked. He was impressed with her customer service skills and felt she would be an excellent addition to the team.
Since joining RadParts, she has taken on a number of different roles, including handling sales orders, shipping and maintaining inventory.
“I do a little bit of everything. If it has to do with parts, I’m all about it,” said Hallam.
In the future she plans to obtain Hazmat certification for international Hazmat shipments. RadParts has a number of clients in other countries including Brazil, Chile, Peru and Venezuela.
Hallam has a new responsibility at home too: her new eight-month-old son, Aiden.
“He’s a lot of fun,” Hallam said. “He just had his first Christmas and he really likes wrapping paper. The box flaps really interest him. He thought that was great.”