RPW AND ELITE FINISHING ARE TWO OF ONLY 12 COMPANIES NATIONWIDE TO BE NAMED TOP SHOP EVERY YEAR SINCE THE AWARD STARTED
We are extremely proud of our people for being so dedicated to our company and procedures. Our staff is our lifeblood and we know that these awards do not happen without them. This award is a result of their hard work and a drive to give our customers the best possible service and product available.
Being a TOP SHOP is important, but being a close family is more important. Mom and Dad, I guess it may be a little too late to get a fourth Brother for this fourth award, so we will have our fourth generation employee and nephew Kollin Koralewski (Environmental Manager for both plants) handle the fourth award.
The TOP SHOPS AWARD comes from Products Finishing Magazine, which is an international trade magazine for the metal finishing industry. They have hundreds of entries and only 50 shops nationwide get this honor. To have 2 shops listed in the TOP 50 shops in the nation every year that they have done this award is a HUGE honor that we truly appreciate.
Thank you Products Finishing for including us in your TOP SHOPS AWARD program. We will continue to work hard to be worthy of a fifth award next year.
Celebrating Long Term Employees Jose Lopez and his 40 years with us and Tom “Tucker” Gulland, 36 years
Our staff is very loyal and we are celebrating some very big anniversaries this year. Jose Lopez is celebrating 40 years with us this month and Tom “Tucker” Gulland is celebrating 36 years of loyal service.
Jose Lopez is the Plant Manager of Elite Finishing LLC, he started as a Racker at RPW when he was just 17 years old and worked his way up through all facets of the company. His wife Maria is our lead inspector at RPW and his daughter, Lupita, is our lead inspector at Elite Finishing LLC. Jose was very well known in the community for his play on the Soccer field and his coaching, He and Maria now are enjoying their most loved new position as Grandparents to Lucas who keeps them very busy when they are not at work.
Tom “Tucker” Gulland is our Plant Manager at Reliable Plating Works, Inc and like Jose he also started at the age of 17 and worked his way up through every department. Our employees are like family and we truly love the loyalty they show. Tucker, as everyone knows him, spends his time away from work helping the Little League teams and making sure the games run smoothly and the snack shop is stocked. He likes watching his son play football and baseball for his high school. He also has two daughters that are in college and doing great. We could not find a picture of Tucker when he first started as we are pretty sure all the pictures with his Mullet were destroyed.
Both of these men treat the company as if it was their own, they are extremely loyal and hardworking men and we truly appreciate all that they give to our Company! Please congratulate these two when you speak to them.