Hollyford Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1961 by Robert C. Shinn, Jr. At that time, a young man just out of the Army and with little capital, he worked from his father's business, Hollyford Ice Company.
The secretary answered the phone "Hello Hollyford".
This way he
was able to obtain free secretarial services.
Over the years he
had a successful business, named Material Handling Systems
, a division of Hollyford Enterprises, Inc.
, selling, renting, repairing and rebuilding Komatsu, Harlo and Yale forklifts, Massey Ferguson and Kubota farm and industrial tractors, hydraulics and other heavy equipment.
bought land, had his
own buildings constructed, and kept growing.
Our founder also holds two U.S. patents for designs he created and fabricated.
At the same time as he
was building his
became active in Local, County and State politics and expressed a deep interest in the Environment.
In the first 26 years he served as an elected official, much of his effort was devoted to Open Space, Pinelands and farm preservation, water supply, and solid waste management issues.
Alas, the love of his
final position with the State of New Jersey
as Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection clashed severely with the love of running his
business and fixing the unfixable.
Ethics laws prevailed and he
divested himself from the Material Handling Systems Division of Hollyford Enterprises, Inc.
Shinn retired from Public Service February 1, 2002.
February 4, 2002, we were up and running with another division of Hollyford Enterprises, Inc.
called S 2 Concepts
, an Environmental Consulting business.
We now have the best of both worlds.
still works on environmental issues and Paula has a mechanic to clean or repair/rebuild or identify some items.
Plus now she
phone line, so don't be confused when the phone is answered "S2 Concepts