Letter of Introduction of Reid’s Tannery to the Racing Community:

As you may know, I began working in the Human Resources Department of Haines & Kibblehouse, Inc. (H&K) earlier this year. Through a wonderful twist of fate, I was approached by company ownership shortly thereafter and asked to discuss my promotional and marketing background within the racing industry. I soon learned that the company’s own promotional products affiliate, “Reid’s Tannery,” was transitioning through both management and location changes and opportunities might ensue. You can imagine my excitement when I was presented with the opportunity to manage H&K’s promotional products company in May.


If you’re not familiar with H&K, this privately held corporation maintains the distinction of being one of the Mid-Atlantic Region’s largest, most respected and diversified site contracting and construction materials companies. With over 42 years of business excellence in the region, H&K and The H&K Group Family of Companies (as the affiliate companies are known) bring a long history of trust, respect and integrity to the site contracting and construction industry.


Established to promote and market his growing business, John B. Haines IV personally opened Reid’s Tannery Promotional Products on his property in Pennsburg, PA in 1996. Since this time, the business has grown both in support of H&K’s own businesses and “outside” customers alike. Having started in a historic “tannery” on Mr. Haines’ property (thus the name), the business soon expanded and moved to the company’s Reading, PA affiliate location and has since moved to our present location at the corporation’s Skippack, PA corporate campus.


At Reid’s Tannery Promotional Products, I couple over 25 years of office and data management experience in the insurance industry together with management and promotion of my husband, ‘Fast Freddie’ Rahmer’s illustrious racing career, to bring a new ‘spin’ to H&K’s promotional products business. Because of my deep connection to the racing community and my many years of promoting my husband’s racing business, I have been charged with branching out Reid’s Tannery into the regional racing market. It is this connection to racing, racing promotions, and the wonderful people of the regional racing community that now brings this Letter of Introduction to you.


I have the good fortune of being integrated with The H&K Group’s Public Relations (PR)/Marketing and Vinyl Graphics departments, so I have ready access to the company’s in-house design, marketing and PR staff. Together, we form a creative team that will breathe new life into any marketing, promotions or advertising program.


I want to thank Brian Leppo, Keith Kauffman, Chad Layton, Greg Hodnett, Cory Haas, Logan Schuchart, VRP Shocks and many others for their support of my endeavors. I look forward to working with you and talking about future opportunities.


Please feel free to contact me via email drahmer@reidstannery.com or call 610-929-4403

Kind Regards,


Deb Rahmer