February 04, 2013
Great Plains’ Sleaford factory is benefitting from the presence of a large number of long-serving staff, believes Managing Director Colin Adams.
Three of the longest serving workers at the Sleaford factory have been presented with watches to mark their 20 years’ service to the company.
Mick Cormack originally joined the company as a welder, before managing one of the satellite production plants the company used to run. After a period with another engineering manufacturer, he returned to Sleaford in 1991, initially as a welder but working his way up to his current position as Production Manager of the company’s original production plant.
Ian Hooton initially joined the company’s After Sales & Service Department before moving into fabrication and then the Design and Development department, where he played a key role in the development of the Freeflow drill. He is now R & D Product Specialist.
Mark Dolby spent a couple of years in the company’s stores and two more in production planning, experience gained in both roles proving very valuable when he moved into the sales department, where he is now Sales Administration Manager.
In addition these three staff, another seven colleagues chalked up 15 years’ service during the year, while a further nine marked 10 years, each of them receiving a food hamper:
“One important factor of these presentations is that the recipients come from all parts of the company. Having such a wide spread of experience is really valuable”, says Colin, who – with 19 years’ service himself – is currently looking forward to presenting himself with an award next year!