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News article from 1949 - COBURN SUPPLY A REAL SUCCESS STORY.

by | Wednesday, March 4, 2020 |

NOTE: The date listed in the article was incorrect. Coburn Supply began in 1934.

LAFAYETTE HISTORY.

COBURN SUPPLY A REAL SUCCESS STORY.

From the "Progress Edition" of the Lafayette Daily Advertiser of December 30th, 1949:

COBURN SUPPLY SHARES PROFITS WITH EMPLOYEES

A real success story - that's the phrase most often used in describing the Coburn Supply Co. Ltd., founded in Beaumont in 1936 and now boasting branches here and in Lake Charles.

According to Albert J. Coburn, president of the company, the Lafayette branch of the wholesale organization is one of the firm's principal stores. Managed by Arthur J. Maloney, also vice-president and treasurer of the firm, the Lafayette branch has left behind it an enviable record of expansion and progress.

Coburn attributes a large measure of his success to a profit-sharing plan, the custom in all Coburn stores. All profits are "split with our employees, which makes our business, wherever operated, a home store. We employ approximately 50 persons," says Coburn.

The firm had its beginning in 1936, when a friendly businessman suggested that Coburn go into business for himself. He followed the advice, and although he had no capital, received enough credit from firms retailing his wholesale products to establish what has grown into a thriving business. - Lafayette Daily Advertiser 12/30/1949.

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AJ & Ricki Maloney throw first pitch at UL Softball game

by | Thursday, May 4, 2017 |

On Saturday April 29, 2017 the University of Louisiana Softball team invited Mr. AJ Maloney (Executive Vice-President of Coburn Supply), Mrs. Ricki Maloney (AJ's wife) and Kenneth Begnaud (Coburn's of Lafayette) to the second game of a double header against Coastal Carolina at Lamson Park in Lafayette. Mr. AJ Maloney was asked to throw out the first pitch of the game, however, because he had ankle surgery and was on "injured reserve" Mrs. Ricki Maloney stepped up in fine fashion and actually threw out the first pitch of the game. The team wanted to express its appreciation to Coburn Supply Company for the donation of fixtures made to the softball program for the home and visitor dug out restrooms now required by the NCAA. Coach Michael Lotief, Stefani Lotief and the softball team presented Mrs. Ricki Maloney and Kenneth Begnaud with each a ball autographed by the entire team.

Also, Congratulations to the Cajuns! They won 13 - 4.

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