In 1981 a teenager started his second job ever at Brookshire Brothers.
He recently celebrated 35 years with the company.
Darrell Brandon started working for the Brookshire Brothers on South Street in Nacogdoches when he was 16. After being hired Brandon thought he would not be working there for very long.
But he worked there for 19 years and then became the produce manager of the entire company in the 2000 and he has been doing that ever since.
“Two jobs, one lasted two days and this one has been 35 years,” said Darrell Brandon “I’ve just enjoyed the time at Brookshire Brothers they’ve been good to me and treated me very well over the years. It’s just been an exciting career and I look forward to many more years, hopefully.”
In Brandon’s line of work he oversees hundreds of tons of produce every day and he ensures all the produce that goes to the stores is up to par.