Our CEO Reflects on Rapport’s 40 Years as an Innovator and Leader

  As Rapport hits a major milestone of 40 years as a leading provider of wiring harnesses and wholesale batteries, employees have been talking about the company’s origin and how it got to where it is today. Someone who has been involved from the very start is company President and CEO Kent Lehman. He recently shared some memories about the early years and observations on how the company has evolved. Bluebirds and the Blue Wirecutter in the Hall Rapport was founded by Kent’s mom, Sherry, in 1979. As the company grew, Kent’s dad, Dale, got involved. The couple worked hard Read More

Memorial Day History

On this Friday before Memorial Day, we wanted to share a few tidbits about the holiday that might be of interest to you. • Although several towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day, in May 1966, Waterloo NY was declared the birthplace of the holiday by President Lyndon B Johnson. In May 1866 residents of Waterloo, NY closed their businesses and decorated soldiers’ graves in observance of Memorial Day. • In 1868 General John Alexander Logan officially declared May 30 as Memorial Day in honor of the Union soldiers who were killed in the Civil War. It wasn’t Read More