For those of you who have given us a call in the past couple
months, you may have heard a new name and voice on the other end of the line.
About 6 months ago, we added a new Sales Representative to our team.
Ted Ohlin comes to us with over 20 years of experience in
marketing and sales, as well as several years experience as a CNC machinist.
Over the course of his career, he has worked in the retail, wholesale
distribution, and manufacturing channels. Prior to his recent machinist
experience, he spent 7 years as a sales representative for Venture Lighting,
Inc, in Solon, OH, a manufacturer of industrial HID lighting systems. Before that, he was employed for nearly 8
years in a variety of marketing and sales positions for The Federal Wholesale
Group in Aurora & Hubbard OH, a distributor of a wide assortment of hard
good merchandise to the retail industry.
Ted is a native of Warren, Ohio, and earned a bachelor’s
degree in Marketing from Kent State University. He has been married to his
wife, Mary Jo, for over 25 years, and together they have 3 children, Ryan,
Erin, and Mallory.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family
and friends, sports, music, reading, walking, and riding the many bike paths and
trails the area has to offer.
Ted prides himself in his commitment to meeting his customers’
needs and providing them with an exceptional level of customer service and
He has spent the last several months working with Dean and
our team here learning all about Thompson Fabricating, our process, and our products.
We are incredibly confident in him and excited to have him as a part of our
Please join us in welcoming Ted to our team!
On behalf of Thompson fab we would
like to extend our most sincere gratitude and appreciation to all of our
customers, YOU made 2017 another record year.
As the year draws to an end we look forward to gearing up for 2018 and
all the challenges it will bring. As always we pride ourselves in providing you
with a top quality product and second to none customer service. In order to
make that happen and be ready for the 2018 rush we conducted a two week plant
shutdown, this year’s dates were scheduled November 6th – November 17th.
We hate stopping production and appreciate your understanding but we know this will
be a huge part of the 2018 success. During that time we utilized our LEAN
thinking to fix and clean, we didn’t pack up and take a 2 week vacation. Instead we took everything apart both in the
shop and offices, moved everything to be able clean and repair whatever was
broken or needed adjusted. The two week process of extensive cleaning and
repair is a necessary evil that will ensure all departments will be working
efficiently and running at 100 percent. We pride ourselves in continuous
improvement and feel confident looking to the New Year.
You can see from the photos of the before,
during and after that nothing was left untouched! We also cleaned and
decluttered the entire office and gave the employee lunch room a complete
makeover. Color coordinated the shop for
safety and to be able to operate at a much better pace.