After very spotty postings since April, we are emerging back out of our own cave to resume writing Seagate’s blog. The above photo was taken at 80 ft. emerging from a cave along the Sinai peninsula in Egypt. Several of the reasons for this laxity had been our distraction by a series of events this year, most notably:
a. The arrest of a long-time employee in our factory office in Ensenada, on charges of fraud. We had discovered her skimming money from the tax and employee payroll accounts. Once this goes to “trial” and there is an official conviction, we will publish details about the case.
b. We undertook a major expansion of our olive oil processing plant and are finally receiving the new machinery from Florence, Italy. This will allow for a more automated production and a capacity to produce in 2 hours what used to require 3 days.
c. Evan, Richard’s son, returned full-time to pursue his own business making excellent and inexpensive hand-made leather products which has been expanding so rapidly that he had to resign after his 18 month apprenticeship at Seagate. Evan had been in charge of social media development, including managing the blog, while training in the family business.
However, the most important reasons for the laxity in blog production were that our readers have asking for us to produce articles directly related to Seagate and our farming, production and new products. They also have been requesting more articles by our founder Richard Lentz … and everyone wanted more of his underwater photos. Basically, this all required that he (I) resume producing the blog articles. So we are now officially returning to this format.
It had been our original mission to use this blog to keep our customers informed about interesting aspects of Seagate’s World and also to share part of that world that you might never see unless you strapped on an air tank and went underwater with a camera.
So, thank you for all the kind emails requesting that I resume writing this blog and sharing photos.