Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Employee spotlight: Dewey Howard

Dewey Howard,
Extruder Operator
By Ryan Snyder

Dewey is an extruder operator at Trigard. He has been with Trigard for 12 years. He is married with 4 children and 10 grandchildren!

As an extruder operator, Dewey is part of the team that manufactures vault liners. He ensures that the regrind, color and natural resin are blended properly. The blended resin is drawn through a barrel in the extruder that has a series of heaters in it used to melt the plastic. As it exits the extruder barrel, it is pushed through a die to mold it into a flat sheet. Once out of the die, the plastic goes through a series of cooling rolls that are used to make the proper thickness and surface texture. It is then cut to the proper length and width needed for forming. Then, it is extruded into a finished sheet, which is used in forming our vault liners.

Dewey's goal is to provide a product that meets or exceeds the customer's expectations. He enjoys knowing that he is part of a team that provides quality products for families that are grieving. When asked what our customer's mean to him, Dewey commented: "I have the utmost respect for the families that use our products."

Thanks to Dewey for his hard work and dedication to providing a quality product. 

This article originally appeared in Trigard Tuesdays, our weekly electronic newsletter featuring information for the funeral industry. Sign up for your free subscription at http://www.trigard.com/tuesdays.

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