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Employee Spotlight: Sharyl Puskar

One of the things that make The Fredericks Company great is our dedicated and valued employees who excel in various roles. Because we have such a great team, we decided to highlight team members on our blog!

Today we focus on Sharyl Puskar. Sharyl is one of our Production Supervisors who is responsible for the production of sensors for our measuring brands TrueTilt ™ and Televac®. Sharyl joined The Fredericks Company in 1978. At that time she was working in the level department filling and testing glass inclination sensors. Today she oversees the production schedule and department needs, making sure all of our customers receive the best quality products on time, every time!

Read on to find out more about Sharyl Puskar:

What has changed since you started working for the company?

So much has changed; I would say one of the most important changes is that the company has introduced new technologies in design and manufacturing and has developed many new products that allow us to stay current and competitive in the various markets we serve.

What has improved since joining the company?

We have significantly improved our manufacturing processes, documentation and work instructions. When I started, another operator was explaining the work to you and you were jotting down a few important notes in a notebook. Everything was in your notebook or in your memory. Now we have a documentation control with digital work instructions and detailed procedures that are used every day.

In the past we also had "special" parts that were made by one person. We have now integrated these parts into our standard lines and trained the operators across the board for all parts in our standard lines. This means that if someone is out of the office for whatever reason, things will still go smoothly!

What was your most memorable moment at The Fredericks Company?

A few years ago we had an extensive timer assignment with a seemingly impossible deadline. We pooled all of our resources and deployed glass workers and other employees from other departments. Everyone came together for a single destination and we were able to deliver the order on time. Then we celebrated with a candy buffet!

What do you enjoy most about your position?

I enjoy working with my team, management and the other department heads. Everyone at The Fredericks Company is ready to share their knowledge and work together to provide our customers with quality products.

What was the most unusual or interesting job you ever had before you joined The Fredericks Company?

I worked at the Sav-a-Lot grocery store. There were no price scanners, so nothing had a price sticker on it; you had to remember all prices!

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