EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Rachel Humphrey
I started my career with Schwartz Steel in 1985. At the time, Schwartz Steel really didn’t need two full time people on the sales desk. But they took a chance on me. (I’m glad they did!) Almost 30 years later here I am. I was taught by the best, and was eager to learn. My education of steel came from co-workers, suppliers, customers, and steel manuals. You just can’t beat on the job training! You have to remember, this was before computers and Google.
When I asked my mentor (Elsie Bridgeman) how she had worked in the same business for over 20 years, her reply was “I guess I had fallen in love with steel.” I continue to have the privilege to share what I have learned.
Pennsylvania Steel acquired Schwartz Steel about 4 years ago. What a ride! Growth like I would have never imagined. After all these years I’m lucky enough to still be working in the industry I love.