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After 60 years on the job, octogenarian showing no signs of slowing down

Posted on June 16th, 2018

Hartmut Jeske recently celebrated his 60th year anniversary working at Richards Sheet Metal. Jeske, who is now in his 80’s, has been a fabricator at Richards Sheet Metal for most of his life and is a beloved employee with literally a lifetime of knowledge to back up his valuable skill set.

Born in Driesen, Germany, Jeske’s family immigrated to the U.S.A. when he was 16-years-old. Four years later he started work at Richards Sheet Metal and has been there ever since. And according to Stephen Richards (son of the founder, Ray Richards), Jeske has a job at Richards Sheet Metal for as long as he wants it.

“I’m not going to ask him to retire,” Richards said. “He’s very productive and we’d be lost without him.”

Brooke Zaring, a member of the sales administration team at Richards said, “I’ll be gone before he is,” Zaring said. “I’m 52, and I’ve got another good 10 to 15 years in me. But he does too.”

Read the entire Standard Examiner article about Hartmut Jeske. >

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