Both the Springfield News-Sun and Dayton Daily News recently ran stories about the change in leadership at McGregor Metalworking Companies. Read their story here.
Springfield, OH – The McGregor Metalworking Companies announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Jamie McGregor as Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Dan McGregor will assume the role of Executive Chairman and will continue to serve as the Chairman of McGregor’s Board. Additionally, Tom Wright has been named Chief Operating Officer of the company.
“McGregor Metal is at a pivotal point and this is the perfect time for Jamie to become McGregor’s next Chief Executive Officer,” commented Dan McGregor. “As a third generation owner, and someone who has been a part of the organization for more than 17 years, Jamie’s vision, strategic prowess and implementation track record is the perfect combination and exactly what McGregor needs as we enter our next chapter,” he added.
Mr. McGregor, 41, joined McGregor Metalworking in 2001 and has moved diligently through the company’s ranks. He most recently served as Vice President of Sales, leading the company’s effort to diversify the customer base and solidify critical customer relationships. “I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to lead The McGregor Metalworking Companies,” said Jamie McGregor. “I can’t overstate the importance of the work we will do over the next few months as we address immediate key business opportunities, hone our strategic plan and clarify and communicate that plan to our employees, our customers, our suppliers and our shareholders,” Mr. McGregor continued.
Also today, McGregor Metalworking announced a new structure for its executive management team, all of whom will report to Jamie McGregor:
» Tom Wright is appointed as Chief Operating Officer.
» Pete Dame will continue to serve as Chief Financial Officer.
» Kara Williams is appointed Director of Human Resources.
» Dave Myers is appointed Director of Engineering.
» Alex Seder is appointed Director of Sales.
Since 1965 the McGregor Metalworking Companies have served as a contract manufacturer specializing in the production of metal stampings, configured blanks, machined parts, welded assemblies, and split steel pulleys to a variety of blue-chip customers. With four facilities in Springfield, OH, McGregor is a leader in the automotive, agriculture, lawn and garden, propulsion and health and fitness industries.
The McGregor Metalworking Companies
Mr. Alex Seder, 937-521-5321
Springfield, OH – The McGregor Metalworking Companies was recently awarded a prestigious “A Classification” from TS Tech USA, a customer of McGregor Metalworking since 2006. TS Tech is a global supplier of automotive seats and interiors with operations in 72 locations in 14 countries.
“To achieve an “A classification” a supplier must be nearly perfect with delivery, quality, cost and customer service. This award is a testament to the dedication of the McGregor team to deliver the discerning requirements TS Tech has come to expect,” commented Dan Lion, Sales Account Manager for McGregor Metalworking.
McGregor supplies products to TS Tech from 2 of 4 of their manufacturing facilities in Springfield, Ohio. With centers of excellence in metal stamping, metal spinning, robotic welding, machining and custom tool & die, McGregor is equipped to service a variety of markets to encourage the success of its customers.
Springfield, OH – The McGregor Metalworking Companies recently announced an immediate increase in hourly wages for its entry-level and mid-level hourly associates. These new hourly rates affect all McGregor manufacturing plants in Springfield including Morgal Machine Tool Company, Rose City Manufacturing, Inc., Ohio Stamping and Machine and Carmichael Machine Corporation.
The increase is a sliding scale up to $16 per hour. The previous entry level wage of $11 per hour increased to $13 per hour, while $14 per hour associates are now at $15 per hour. McGregor anticipates this adjustment will affect more than 100 current full-time associates plus all of its temporary workers. “Despite the $400,000 impact to our bottom line, we view this increase as an investment in our associates, our customers and our operations,” commented Tom Wright, President of McGregor Metalworking. “We are focused on identifying solutions to our workforce shortage and this is a bold commitment to that end,” he added.
“Attracting talent necessitated this move,” said Kara Williams, Director of Human Resources at McGregor. “Our hope is to encourage entry level associates to join McGregor and teach them a skill with the ultimate goal of achieving a higher hourly wage range at $25 per hour plus,” she continued.
The McGregor Metalworking Companies are currently taking applications for a variety of salaried and hourly positions open across all of its four Springfield manufacturing locations.
The McGregor Metalworking Companies
Mr. Alex Seder, 937-521-5321
Springfield, OH – The McGregor Metalworking Companies announced today that it has completed an asset sale of its SC Metal Products (SCMP) division in Aiken, SC, to Batesville Tool and Die, Inc. (Batesville.) The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“We are pleased to sell our SC Metal Products business to Batesville, who has stated an interest to grow the business, retain its dedicated workforce and maintain a steady supply of products to its remaining customers,” said Dan McGregor, chairman of the board. “Another beneficiary of this transaction will be our operations in Springfield, Ohio where a significant portion of work has been relocated, further cementing our allegiance and commitment to our hometown,” he added.
In preparation for the move of a portion of work from SCMP, McGregor Metalworking invested more than $500,000 in upgrades in equipment and machinery in its Springfield, Ohio facilities. An added benefit to the area is the creation of more than a dozen new jobs.
“Our strategic decision to sell SCMP to Batesville was the result of a detailed initiative that emboldens McGregor’s disciplined and focused advancement for years to come – it was the right thing to do, and at the right time,” Mr. McGregor commented. “We firmly believe that everybody wins in this transaction—our employees, our customers and our community,” he said.