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Bleyhl retiree back in the saddle

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Russ Krumsick has been a Bleyhl's employee for nearly three decades. Now retired, he maintains ties to the company by working part-time tending to gas stations in Sunnyside, Grandview and Prosser.

After working 29 years for Bleyhl's it's safe to say Russ Krumsick is a career man with the Lower Valley company.

For years he worked at Bleyhl's retail store in Sunnyside.

Even in retirement, though, he still wears the company's colors.

Of course his post today is part-time, tending to Bleyhl gas stations in Sunnyside, Grandview and Prosser.

Krumsick is responsible for stocking squeegees, water and towels near the pumps at Bleyhl's gas stations. He also empties the garbage and makes sure the credit card machines are filled with receipt paper.

The job keeps him busy and on the go between gas stations in Sunnyside, Grandview and Prosser. Krumsick says he likes it that way.

"I'm retired, so this kind of fills in a little extra money for me," he said.

Krumsick says his favorite part of the job is that it keeps him active and connected to the Bleyhl company.

That means making sure customers are kept content in getting their receipts and having the materials needed to keep their windshields sparkling.

Krumsick is matter-of-fact when talking about his loyalty to Bleyhl's. He'll tell you it's simply about treating the company the way it's treated him for nearly three decades.

"Bleyhl's been good to me," he smiles.

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