Our employees are what truly make Craig Industries a great company. We are so appreciative of their dedication and hard work. This month we’re highlighting a long-time employee, Lead Draftsman, Steve Reckers, who has been with the company for 26 years!
Meet Steve Reckers!
How did you get your start at Craig Industries?
I was hired directly through U.S. Cooler where I have been working the past 26 years.
What is your current role at Craig industries and what other positions have you held in the past?
I am the Lead Draftsman. Initially, I worked in the setup department for about 6 months. Then, I moved to the metal line for about a year. At that time, I became supervisor in setup for roughly a year and a half. Then, I was the metal line supervisor for 7 years. At that point, I moved to the drafting department and have been there ever since.
What do you like most about your current role?
I feel like drafting is a very good fit for my skill sets.
What kept you working with Craig Industries? And how has the company changed since you started?
I like the people I work with and I can be myself. Obviously, technology has advanced a great deal since I started. It is a more relaxed environment than it was 26 years ago.
What has been your favorite project at Craig Industries?
I like working with the guys from Joe’s Refrigeration.
What three traits define you?
Easy going, patient and aging.
What hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
I like to watch sport: Bulls, Cubs, and Bears. I have bowled league for decades.
Tell us about your family. Any exciting developments?
I am married and have three children: two boys (22 and 16) and a girl (14). We have a 90 pound mutt named Jack and a recent addition to our family; Diane the cat.