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Meet the faces behind SylvanSport: Patrick Bailey

Here at SylvanSport, we like to think of ourselves as more than just makers of incredibly cool, versatile, and innovative trailers. We’re people too…individuals who put in our time, energy, ideas, and hearts into what we do. So, with that  said, we would like to introduce some of the good folks working “behind the scenes”. Periodically, we’ll do a profile and quick Q&A with one of the members of the SylvanSport family.

This week, we would like to introduce Patrick Bailey. Hailing from Weaverville, NC, Patrick is our production coordinator and lead welder/fabricator. With a natural sense of design and mechanics, as well as strong managerial skills, Patrick keeps production running smoothly and efficiently. We pulled Patrick aside for a moment and asked him a couple of quick questions. Here’s what he had to say:

How long have you been with SylvanSport?

Since May 2011

What would you say is your favorite thing about working here:

Definitely the atmosphere. It’s laid back and everyone gets along. Everyone carries their load and helps each other out. There aren’t a lot of internal politics that you find in a lot of other places. It seems very balanced – low stress, low conflict.

When you’re not at SylvanSport, what do you like to do? Hobbies?

I’m definitely a gearhead. Mostly cars and trucks. My family has had a race team since I was 3 years old, so I grew up building and racing cars. We race “dirt late model” cars, which is basically building cars from the chassis up and racing on oval dirt tracks. I love creating high performance engines…diesels too.

I also really love hunting and fishing. I primarily hunt deer and turkey. Pisgah National Forest is great, north of I-40. There’s lots of good hunting up there. I do a little bit of everything…bow, gun, muzzle loader. In terms of fishing, my favorite is trout. I like all kinds of fishing, with the exception of lake/boat fishing. Some of my favorite trout fishing spots are up in Yancey County.

If you weren’t working at SylvanSport, what would you be doing?

I would love to work in NASCAR. On a team in some capacity, maybe crew chief. Chassis fabrication work or motor work would be fun too.

We hope you enjoyed getting to know us a little better. If you have any questions either about or for Patrick, feel free to leave us a comment below. Keep checking back, as we’ll be highlighting another face behind SylvanSport before not too long!


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