This week we welcomed two wonderful new people to our team – Suz and Kelly! Even though they will be in the office I thought they might enjoy getting a taste for how our products are made.
And did they ever! In fact, they were really impressed with the expertise of our production guys – who put them through their paces – doing some casting, sanding, and welding. I was in the office “holding down the fort” so I was only able to dash out and get a few pix -but I heard all about it.
Suz was able to fill the mold and come out with 2 fish hooks and 2 crab hooks – so cool!
Kelly looks pretty excited with her first pour – fish measuring spoons and celtic measuring spoons!
But then Dan had to tell Kelly that he has pretty high standards for casting quality. Oh, dear, Kelly’s spoons got dropped back into the melting pot! Although she had filled the mold – way to go, Kelly! – the finish on them wasn’t what Dan was looking for.
At first, I think the guys were a little confused as to why Suz and Kelly needed to put on their jeans and t-shirts and join them in their production area.
But, later on, they could see why it made sense. First of all, Suz and Kelly really got an appreciation for the fine work that Dan and Adam and Derrik do. And secondly, their enthusiasm for working with pewter was contagious. Suz and Kelly really enjoyed their tutorial Best of all, when you call in to place an order, Suz and Kelly will know just what you want AND they will be able tell you how it all comes together here at Crosby & Taylor where our products are proudly made in America.
Welcome Suz and Kelly! We are so glad to have you!