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Priscilla Tell, Bob Tell, & Tony Quezada: ACME Silver Plating
Tony Quezada is a happy fella. He takes things that aren’t so shiny and makes them pop and sparkle. But it’s his personality that lends itself to shine and glitter. The 38 year-old Montrose man is just …happy. You can hear it in his voice, his attitude and even in even see it in his eyes. Affable, approachable, available and a quick study, that is Tony.
You see, it was 14 years ago…Tony was driving a forklift at that big candy company off the main strip there in Montrose…he was bored and wanted a change. He knew, surely… life had to offer a little more of a challenge…he wanted something different. So, he took a chance. Leaving a big company, benefits and security for a new career he had no experience in. But that’s how life is …leaps of faith are often rewarded with happiness that leads to personal prosperity. Peace they say, is found in work that is anything but a frown. Shiny. Of course there was more to Tony’s story than just …Shining things. Okay…
It was an ad in the paper in 1998 …looking for a plating person. What is that you ask? That’s what tony said. So he applied to the company…the company being ACME Silver Plating, consisting of two employees. Yup, I said two employees who happened to also be married …they were and are Bob and Priscilla Tell.
Tony, still not sure…but after that interview …he waited…then kept calling the two back to see if they were going to hire him. Persistence paid off. Tony got the job still having no idea how to plate anything…but Bob’s patience and his need for a good apprentice and Tony’s great attitude and willingness was the perfect combination.
That little shop in Montrose you see…does some pretty big and prestigious things…like plating for the Grammy Awards, championship belts and even shining up movie props. Matter of fact…the folks from the upcoming Movie “The Lone Ranger”, starring Johnny Depp…called Tony and Acme and asked them to silver plate some pistols and bullets. Tony said he shined them up nice and even twirled them a couple of times.
Anything that can be plated? They do it…and Tony? Well 14 years later…you’d think it’s his first day on the job. Giddy and ready to GO! That’s Tony Quezada. Listen to Tony talk about how he got the job and about life today… in this edition of the Allgood News.
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