29 01, 2018

IN FOCUS: Jason Weber

2018-01-29T17:21:06+00:00 January 29th, 2018|

Your formal title at Taber

VP Sales and Marketing

Your job duties & responsibilities

Sales and Marketing. I’m excited to build upon the incredible industry reputation of Taber as we forge onward.

How long have you been at Taber?

My first day with Taber was December 4th, so I am just over two months of service.

Where did you work prior to Taber; was it in the same industry or something totally different?

The summer before my senior year of college I worked 12 hour shifts on a large press for the aluminum extruder Alumax in Yankton, South Dakota.  My fascination with the aluminum industry quickly grew into a passion for this industry, and I returned to Alumax after graduation as a sales trainee.   22 years and multiple acquisitions later I found myself a Director at the company now known as Hydro Extrusions, and I was ready for a new challenge.

When you’re not at work, what would we find you doing?

I started running in 2012 and now try to fit in one or two 1/2 marathons each year.  Both of our boys love baseball, so during baseball season you will typically catch us at the ball fields.  

Hometown?

I come from a long line of Webers around Lesterville, South Dakota. It’s a small town of about 150 people in the southeast part of South Dakota that actually feels more like a big family than a municipality.  Everyone gathers together on Sunday nights in the summer to watch town team baseball.

Family, children? 

I met my wife Joni when we were in 5th grade and after many years of friendship and courtship we tied the knot in 1993.  We have two boys – Chris (18) a freshman at University of Kansas, and Max (13) a 7th grader at Monticello Trails Middle School in Shawnee, Kansas.  We also have two precocious and very devoted Cavaliers, Oscar and Oliver.  

What would “your perfect day” consist of? 

My wife and I love to travel and explore, so any day exploring somewhere new with her is a perfect day.

What’s your favorite part about working for Taber so far?

I have an appreciation for any company that hasn’t forgotten its roots.  As I have gotten to know the great people that make this company run I can see why that is.  

What sets Taber apart from other companies that deliver the exact same things?

Quality.  Taber’s ability to deliver complex specification in a efficient and timely manner.

What do you hope to bring to Taber in terms of leadership and company culture?

I want to support the Taber team as we continue delivering quality products to our current customers while expanding into new markets.  Always doing the right things for the right reasons, while hopefully not taking myself too seriously ;-)

If you weren’t working for Taber, what job would you probably have?

Well I do love to travel, so I would probably have become an airline pilot.

What do you think the future holds for Taber?

The sky (or maybe space) is the limit for Taber. This company has truly unique capabilities within the aluminum extrusion industry, which was why I was so excited to join.  It is my professional opinion our future success will only be limited by our imaginations in determining how to deliver on our customers needs.

6 10, 2017

IN FOCUS: Leslie Christy

2017-11-09T21:20:37+00:00 October 6th, 2017|

Taber Employee Spotlight – Leslie Christy – Shipping / Supply Chain Clerk “Wearer of Many Hats”

Since starting at Taber Extrusions in August of 2015, Leslie Christy has, shall we say, worn a colorful collection of hats. She entered Taber as a shipping coordinator for the extrusion plant, and has since gained experience in sales, inventory, shipping, scheduling the metlsaw, and various responsibilities in the fabrication department.

“I love working at Taber,” says Leslie, “Most people spend more time with their ‘work-family’ than with their ‘home- family.’ I feel very fortunate that I really enjoy spending time with my work family. Everyone here at Taber shares similar interests and ethics. Most of the employees here in Russellville appreciate the outdoors, and all the activities that come along with living in an area rich in nature.” In her spare time, Leslie and her family love exploring local spots like Lake Dardanelle, Mount Nebo State Park, and Mount Magazine. Christy is married, with a daughter, son, and 3 grandkids – all located in the Russellville area. “We all have the best time together. My husband and I love a good ride through the countryside on the motorcycle – and nothing beats spending time outside with the whole family. We are pretty blessed.”

A Russellville native, Leslie Christy knows exactly which neighborhood spots to recommend for a good burger & cheesy potatoes (Fat Daddy) or the best sweeping sunset view in Russellville (Mt. Nebo) – but she also has some recommendations concerning her work family at Taber. “I think Taber Extrusions needs to keep doing exactly what we’ve been doing, and the sky will be the limit. The cast house expansion and upgraded fabrication facility has made everyone really excited. We are a close knit group, and want to share a successful future together.”

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