Butch Davenport, Vice President of Brook Valley Management in Birmingham, Alabama, has a lot to say about clothing collection bins. As a respected operator in the clothing collection industry, Brook Valley has been family-run for 30 years. They service the Southern US, with locations from Texas to Florida.
When asked about what he looks for in a bin, Butch is clear: “Quality. Sturdiness. Non-corrosive properties. We need our bins to withstand the elements—our territories see a lot of rain and humidity, especially in Florida, so the anti-rust features are crucial.”
CSC’s powder coated paint has successfully addressed the corrosion concern. Butch continues, “We have been very satisfied with CSC’s coating; it lasts and maintains its appearance for a long time.”
Security is another key requirement. Butch explains: “The anti–theft chute, commonly called the ‘mailbox-chute’, protects the donations so that they can be delivered to their intended recipients in good condition.”
Finally, Butch sums up what he looks for in a vendor:
“We need a supplier that is reliable, that delivers a good, consistent product at a reasonable price, while providing efficient service. CSC is a great vendor. The fact that they have a nationwide network of warehouses is unique in this industry; this affords a more efficient delivery of product, and that is of value to us. We have been very happy with Paul Curry, Sr. and the CSC service team and with their product.”