Posted on Jan 21, 2015
by Tony Brown
MARYVILLE, Mo. — Employees at the Federal-Mogul Motorparts factory in Maryville recently celebrated a couple of milestones.
First of all, workers were recognized with time-in-service awards during the company’s annual banquet held at the Maryville Country Club. The second distinction marked the completion of 6 million work hours without a time-lost accident.
A luncheon and shirt giveaway commemorated the safety achievement. The plant’s last time-lost accident occurred Dec. 10, 1999.
Time-in-service recognitions included 45 employees with a combined total of 890 years on the job. The group was congratulated by Rick Owens, plant manager and general manager of the Federal-Mogul facility in Boaz, Alabama.
Those receiving awards included:
30 years — Mark Wolfer, supervisor, forging and assembly; Rodney Saville, shipping/receiving; James Mattson, inner tie rod end technician; Tad Henggeler, center link/drag link technician; Connie Wonderly, quality control technician; Tom Wilson, MRO coordinator; Tim Henson, quality control manager; Connie Loomis, packaging technician; and Raymond (Skeeter) Cross, forging technician.
20 years — Randy Sanders, maintenance supervisor; Matt Abrams, electrician; Keith Schmitz, forging technician; Dana Roberts, Robert Saxton, Randy Smyser, Jerry Deen and David Wilmes, center link/drag link technicians; Steve Coleman, Janette Oberhauser, Chris Schenkel, Jason Thompson, Melisha David, and Steve Auffert, tie rod machining technicians; David Wilmes, quality assurance supervisor; Tony Volner, John Deere assembly technician; Todd Rickabaugh, team leader-tie rod machining; Willis Spire and Greg Hawkins, coating line technicians; Tim Spire, component technician; Todd Walker and Robert Gaskill, maintenance technicians; Debbie Collins and Donnie Drummond, shipping/receiving technicians; Renea Smyser, packaging technician; Robert Hannigan, materials manager; Chris Baldwin, Goss technician.
15 years — Renee Wolf, plant controller
10 years — Shannon Staples and Keith Shimak, forging technicians; Ken Petersen, manufacturing engineer; Jeff Smith, quality control technician; Jaclyn Coate, accounting clerk.
5 years — Geoff Scott, tie rod machining technician; Jeff Sanders, large tie rod end steering support technician; Travis Wymore, large tie rod end technician.