Sunday, March 23, 2008

On a Wim and a prayer

Above is a picture of a big man from a small country. On his back he is courageously lifting the economies of Europe and striving to educate the world about the benefits of maintenance and engineering. So in Tribute to the European Maintenance Evangelist, Joel Leonard lifts his Chimay Belgian beer glass and says cheers.

In two weeks Joel will be visiting Brussels to contribute to the European Maintenance Engineering Conference, the largest ever to be held in Europe. Together Joel, Wim and thousands of engineers hope to elevate the profession.

Also they love to have fun and Joel hopes his European brethren can visit Fincastles and get to also enjoy the splendid tastes of the World Famous JoelBurger.

Wim- Cheers to you and all that you do!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Letty me have a JoelBurger!

Above is another Joelburger Fan, Letty Steggman. Evidently, Russ is not the only dreamer of the Joelburger and she proves that the JoelBurger is truly World Famous as she resides in Antwerp.

Too bad Letty, Customs will probably not allow us to bring a Joelburger with us to attend EuroMaintenance Conference in Brussels.

With the dollar now being .66 to the Euro, hope you and many of your friends can come over to the USA and visit Fincastles so that you get the full experience. \

Yes, there is a reason we have an obesity problem in the US. The food is darn good! However, we cannot wait to get some Belgian Beers and sample more Belgian Fries!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Web Hunter Dreams for a chance to try the World Famous Joel Burger Executive Editor Russ Kratowicz mentions in his Webhunter Column in the March Issue about various types of Blogs. It is quite an honor for the Joelburger Blog to be mentioned in the same column as old friend and frequent guest of Oprah, Marshall Brain. See picture from 2000 Facilities America Conference in St Louis Marshall Brain, Joel Leonard and his famous red 22EEE Bob Lanier size shoe(Management Tool) he used to motivate AFE Membership growth.

See excerpt below from
A multifaceted guy

"You might recognize Joel Leonard as the main preacher in the pulpit we give him to expound on the Maintenance Crisis. You might be surprised to learn that he’s a multifaceted guy who has a sandwich named after him. And, he blogs about it. When you visit Fincastle’s Diner in Greensboro, N.C., to order a Joelburger, you get a double Angus pimento cheeseburger served on sourdough bread. How can one go wrong with that sort of feast? Any calorie-starved mouse can learn more at If you can’t get to Greensboro, you can dream."

Who knows perhaps Russ someday we may be able to make your dreams come true and give your tastebuds the enormous pleasure of biting into the first burger to inspire it's own Blog! And please keep on inspiring engineers to take advantage of the web to advance their careers and businesses upward! Cheers Russ!!!