Category Archives: Generational Workers

Tyler Pipe holds 10th Annual Service Awards Banquet

Tyler Pipe is very fortunate and grateful to have so many loyal and dedicated team members.  In fact, 40% of their workforce has 25 years of service or more.  To honor this service, they held the 10th annual Service Awards Banquet, otherwise known as the Silver Anniversary Club.  The night was filled with games, prizes and great food and the Tyler Junior College Jazz Band entertained guests with music throughout the evening.

This year, they welcomed eight new members to the Silver Anniversary Club.

Thank you to everyone who participated and we look forward to celebrating again, same time next year!

TPT SERVICE AWARDS BANQUET

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Gary Bryant Retires from Tyler Pipe after 44 Years of Service

What do you do after 44 years of working in an iron foundry?  Tyler Pipe team member Gary Bryant’s wife Cindy said “You do a bunch of honey-do’s.” Gary, aka “Chipmunk” joined Tyler Pipe on November 19, 1973 and his last day of work will be November 30, 2017.  What better time to hang up your boots than in your anniversary month. Gary has decided to lay down his PM (preventive maintenance) lists and pick up a honey-do list instead.

Tyler Pipe held a retirement celebration for Gary on November 15 that included Texas style chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and of course a really big cake.  Gary was joined at the party by his wife, children and grandchildren. His family talked about how they remember their dad going to work every day and how Tyler Pipe helped pay for their home, their education and much, much more.

Gary will be driving a bus part-time for the local hospital and plans to stay active with the Shriners.  He has been a part of the Shriners since 1994 and has been a member of the Masonic Lodge since 1984.

He is also a member of the Legions of Honors Veterans who carry flags at funerals for veterans.

Gary will be greatly missed at Tyler Pipe as he enjoys a well-deserved retirement.

Gary Bryant retirement

M&H Valve Veterans Have Over 520 Years of Combined Experience

L to R: Tommy “Mr. Clean” Fielder (10/2/72), Terry Christjohn (11/15/73), James Hubbard (11/27/72), James Butterworth (5/24/72), Harry Christian (1/25/72), Dennis Turner (10/11/71), Larry Parker (8/21/72), Harold Westbrooks (5/30/73), Andy Higgins (7/10/73), Larry Joe “Chopper Joe” Mays (7/13/71), and Wilbur (Peter) Price (11/27/72). Not pictured are Glen Key (9/12/69) and Jack Williams (4/25/71).

L to R: Tommy “Mr. Clean” Fielder, Terry Christjohn, James Hubbard, James Butterworth, Harry Christian, Dennis Turner, Larry Parker, Harold Westbrooks, Andy Higgins, Larry Joe “Chopper Joe” Mays, and Wilbur (Peter) Price. Not pictured are Glen Key and Jack Williams.

In the recent issue of quarterly newsletter “The Valve Stem,” M&H Valve featured 13 team members that each had 40+ years of service for a combined experience of over 520 years! M&H observed that as time goes on, names and faces change and processes and developments continue to move forward to meet the ever changing and demanding times in which we live. Despite this, they did not want to forget the veteran team members with 40+ years of service that have contributed to the overall process and successful growth M&H now enjoys and will continue to experience in the future.

Over the years, the M&H team has gained a wealth of knowledge from team members that started work in the 1960s and 1970s while also experiencing some growing pains together. They all gained a great deal of experience which they are happy to share with the future generations joining the company in the future.

Individual Years of Service:

  • Tommy “Mr. Clean” Fielder (10/2/72) – 42 years
  • Terry Christjohn (11/15/73) – 41 years
  • James Hubbard (11/27/72) – 42 years
  • James Butterworth (5/24/72) – 42 years
  • Harry Christian (1/25/72) – 43 years
  • Dennis Turner (10/11/71) – 43 years
  • Larry Parker (8/21/72) – 42 years
  • Harold Westbrooks (5/30/73) – 41 years
  • Andy Higgins (7/10/73) – 41 years
  • Larry Joe “Chopper Joe” Mays (7/13/71) – 41 years
  • Wilbur (Peter) Price (11/27/72) – 42 years
  • Glen Key (9/12/69) – 45 years
  • Jack Williams (4/25/71) – 43 years

A great big THANK YOU to these seasoned veterans for their many years of service!