Delores Smith just celebrated her 20th anniversary with Manchester Tank! The flowers Delores is holding are from her first customer with MTE, Tom Tarantin, the CEO of Tarantin Industries. Amazingly, Tom remembered her work anniversary and sent her flowers to show his appreciation for her help and support over the past 20 years. Delores is a Customer Service Representative in MTE’s Franklin office.
We appreciate Delores and her commitment not only to Manchester Tank but to the thousands of Manchester Tank customers.
Charles Smith joined Tyler Union on May 23, 1968, shoveling sand and pushing a wheelbarrow on the Squeezer Line. He then moved to the Alabama Core Room where they make shell cores and later worked on both British Molding Machines (BM1 and BM2) and the IBM, a molding machine which Tyler Union used for a brief time in the mid ‘80s.
Eventually Charles returned to the BM1 where he stayed for 30 years until the machine was removed and replaced with the IMF Fast Loop. He sets cores at the IMF now and says the automatic machines have made foundry work much easier than it was 50 years ago. To show our appreciation for his years of hard work and dedication, Charles and his co-workers were treated to breakfast from Cracker Barrel and of course cake.
Thanks Charles for being a integral part of the Tyler Union team!
Pictured top to bottom L-R: Charles Smith; Charles, Pete Cagle (IMF Manager) and Charlie Chastain (Operations Manager; Charles and Les Cunningham (GFD Manager; and Charles and his son Brian smith (Production Lab Technician)
There has been a shortage of skilled workers in manufacturing for several years now, particularly in positions that require more than a high school diploma, but less than a four-year college degree. One way to address this issue and introduce students to the opportunities available in manufacturing is through an internship program. These programs provide knowledge and hands-on experience which students can apply in real world environments.
On April 11, 2018, McWane Ductile Ohio (MDO) celebrated Intern/Co-op Appreciation Day. These interns are a valuable member of the MDO team and we appreciate the work they have done on several very dynamic projects.
In recognition and appreciation of their accomplishments in February, Tyler Union held a luncheon for the Disa and Melt Department team members on March 9.
The Disa Department was recognized for no safety recordables and over six GTPH (good tons per hour) with less than 5% downtime during the month of February!
The Melt Department was recognized for meeting all production goals and scoring the highest grade on the Environmental Scorecard for the month.
Speaking of the talents at Futurecom team member Milos Rankovic and not to be outdone, Clow Corona production supervisor, Jose Martinez, also created a new company sign. This sign was made with a stainless-steel plate and back lit with LED lighting. It is now proudly displayed on the exterior of the facility in Corona, California to welcome customers and guests as they drive through the front gates. Jose is currently working on a smaller display sign for the sales office.
Thanks, Jose, for your time and creativity in making this beautiful sign!