By Craig Meyer, President
During this Thanksgiving week, I would like to take the time to say “Thank You” to all of the employees at Chappell Central and the customers we serve. I am grateful to get a chance to work with each of you.
Chappell Central is a diverse business, since we get to work with both home owners and business owners doing HVAC installation and maintenance, as well as help manufacturers with custom fabrication and manufacturing of component parts.
All business’ require a team effort and our manufacturing division is no different. Manufacturing is comprised of many roles and departments all carrying equal ownership and accountability for getting the orders delivered on time. I’d like to take a moment to recognize some of these functions and individuals necessary to grow our manufacturing business.
It starts with our sales people who have kept our drafter/coordinator, Kathy Schmiedeker, busy keeping up with critical part information necessary for production.
Our laser, press brake and welding department have been working additional hours and weekends through some uncomfortable conditions this past summer. I had to marvel at our welder’s perseverance. Geared up in leathers over a hot arch with heat indexes approaching 100 degrees they still got the product out. Thankfully fall is here now, which means some cooler temperatures for our welders to work in.
Shipping and Receiving keeps production stocked with materials and supplies. Gary Richert does a fantastic job keeping all the orders straight under some challenging delivery requirements.
All of this is done with the direction of our manufacturing manager, Matt Kelly. Matt should have a big “S” on his chest for managing an extreme work load, both on the floor and in the office.
Any glitches? You bet. There’s no way you can double your revenue without some bumps. Fortunately, we have the people that are willing to make the extra effort necessary to meet demand. It’s a privilege for me to be part of this growing manufacturing & HVAC team and to serve our customers throughout Minnesota.
Thank you again to our customers for your business, and to each Chappell Central employee for the hard work you have put in.
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