Austin, Donald Fagen, Walter Becker discussed on The Big Biz Radio Show
Down by the door and catch the rain man. It isn't money science it is it was about like Faintly. Investors were committed suicide jumping out of the building that catch the grand man in their little suits. Exactly. Do you remember? You were the members of stealing? Well there, there were Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. Okay, interest is going faster. Joined the band to my brother's for a while. Those guys. Do you realize that because we're a band that weren't a touring now? They were just a student studio. They really start. If you ever see them in concert, it'll only be obviously Becker dead. But if you ever see him in concert is pretty fantastic, Donald Fagan is you know was never performed. Thiss music was meant to be recording played on the radio. Even skunks just sat there and played guitar, but I saw quarter arena. In San Diego. They pulled this big curtain and blocked off headquarters of because not many people want to see anyone. Rod killers our guest Today He's the CEO of a company called Arrow A Y Our O. That's also their stock symbol on NASDAQ. Guero. Hey, has been in this transportation business for many, many years serving as president of Segway. You've heard of that a cz? Well, Asti three motion. We actually interviewed T three motion many many years ago. And if I'm not mistaken, it was a three wheeled sort of was that was that right? Rod was at a three wheeled type deal. Remember that correctly? T three things the law enforcement security shopping centers, groceries, sports venues. Paul Blart mall cop drove. So talk to me about about this world of Tesla's And batteries and TVs. That's only helping businesses like yours. But also, you know, just the fact of how many cars are on the road. Is there going to be a day when we see a narrow ass car on the freeway? In your opinion? You know, I would say if you if you do see a consumer, beautiful muskets, a good ways out. We're trying to say very specifically focused on commercial purpose built vehicles. I mean, To test the 12 years. I have probably quarter but the market cap of that come together over $400 billion now, so I think it's hard to argue that thieves material or materialized now is the market really is and it just helps us. In fact, you may have read test was actually decide They're going to open a Giga factory to build their truck. Here in Austin, Texas, So it's interesting. Ongoing. I'm glad I have a friend in Austin because my daughter goes to school there. Love the rock. Just you're not Now you know your Uncle Rod, but that's a lesson and staying in your lane. Is it not with respect as a business isn't I think I should talk about that, for those entrepreneurs are listening to us as well as shareholders. There's a real lesson in to stay in your lane. No pun intended center in the transportation because you could get the ambitious and go in that direction. But it's not going to serve your serve your strength right now, is it No, She's not one of the silver linings code. Is it now? You know, you know, universal face without getting food and beverage to students right without asking grand into a dining hall now are vehicles of is a perfect complement to that challenge. One of the large club card, there's a company called Gallery Carts out of Colorado. They build a hot and cold food box drops on top of our platform. Now you could places across campus campuses, strategic locations. The students are changing classes. So rather than four students to come to food, we take food of the students. Now I s so let's talk about the opportunity. So first of all, I just this is we kind of skipped that altogether. How are you guys doing during Kobe Isn't air you still Feeling like you're moving the ball forward, or has there been significant changes as a company and as a CEO of a public company with respect? I think the demand is there, but it's all it's all on hold because obviously there's a lot of question about where the diversion to get funding in fact, for a period of time during the first few months code that there wouldn't be anyone at university to to receive anything if you shifted, But the demand is there we begin to see you get freed up. Expect is going to be a very, very strong 2021. Well, there has to be because it was we talked about before you came on the air with us. It's a $4 billion problem, not having collegiate sports not having And that's just that's just the SportsCenter. And there's also the issue of what we talked about the college experience and someone and so forth because kids are getting the same college experience being cause and that's the end. That's the argument for opening schools back up as long as it's safe, are you Do you think that you're going to see as the economy opens up? Suddenly, the order piping pipeline hits us exponentially, and if so, That's a good problem. Having a bad problem at the same time is not a quality problems have so a lot of the demand that we got. It's just on hold because you said, you know, a lot of a lot of funding inside big universities is all a function that comes from big athletic programs like right here in beauty in Austin. So I think is they get cleared around how they're going to fund some of the stuff they're going. They're going to let go of the throttle in a lot of demands. Pin up's going to get delivered next year. I'm gonna ask you, so let's say that pent up demand hits and I know there's a lot of companies that haven't thought about this and you're one of them. That has Only in doing research on you guys. You have the manufacturing capacity. That's a that's a That's a big difference menu and competitors and maybe some other verticals out there. Yeah, we do. In fact, one of the advantages I think we've got is a cz we bring in. I referred to Ms They are fits almost and that they're 40% of the finished. Like duty truck that we build. We bring it in from our supply chain out of Asia. We do all final assembly in Austin cost of adding additional lines only about $80,000 and we can build up to 600 vehicles per month. How long's it they had? Six rock? What is the from from inception to delivery. You identify a client. He needs a specific type of vehicle on. We're seeing some really good footage. If you're watching us or listening to us on radio radio, All you have to do is just going to be busy dot com will have this length of our website. But from from inception of fruition, you have a criteria specific vehicle to make. What's the turnaround time from from from the word go.