Marv Slager has never been the type to sit behind a desk. As he puts it, “I like working with my hands. I enjoy building things.” Luckily for UCEC, Marv’s talents have been put to use as a Wiring Technician since 2012.
Before UCEC, Marv worked at Systems Engineering, wiring panels for high voltage industrial control systems. Prior to Systems Engineering, he held a wiring position at HR Kirkland Company, a fire alarm display company.
Marv doesn’t have a “typical” day in the UCEC shop because each day is fairly different, he says. But in general, he’ll receive an assignment from Operations Support Manager Garrod Massey. They might confer on the schematic or other details and then Marv gets to work.
“It’s always something different,” Marv says. “All of the customers have different specifications which makes for a good variety of projects.” He also does some panel safety testing prior to the client’s battery of tests. Currently, Marv is working on a PLC primary control panel for a mining company.
Marv loves living in Denver (he’s orginally from Michigan and lived in Arizona for a bit). He enjoys fishing, hiking and golf as well as watching the Broncos. He is the father of two grown children, Andrew and Amy, who both live in the Denver area.
More Employee Spotlights From UCEC
At UCEC, we work hard. We play hard. And we spend the work day (and some weekend hours!) with our co-workers who are like family. Here's a quick roundup of some images from our shop, offices and beyond. Enjoy!
It took Denise Nation a few twists and turns to end up on the Wiring team at UCEC in 2016. Her first career track was in healthcare, but she had a feeling that wasn’t exactly what she was supposed to do. A chance to attend school for avionics electronics was intriguing; Denise says she always liked figuring out how things worked.
I think the members of the Wiring Team are all artisans. There’s a lot of creativity. It’s kind of one of those hidden heroes type of jobs. People don’t understand what they do, but our people put in a lot of effort.
Hello blog readers! Regular visitors to our blog know we frequently highlight our employees, whether through Employee Spotlights, in Quick Photo Fridays or in our Management Team stories, just to name a few!
“To be quite honest, starting here a year ago felt like coming home,” John says. “I got here, and the slot was waiting for me. I came in, and within a few hours, I was handed my tools and I had a job to start. I felt like I belonged.”
I am continually amazed at our creative team members here at UCEC. Led by Operations Support Manager Zach Fothergill and Wireman Morgan Burris, the team just designed, fabricated and installed a brand-new UCEC logo in our headquarters lobby.
Max Nelson moved to Denver a few years ago for a change of scenery and a chance to start a new career. He found all that and more at UCEC, where he’s worked as a wireman on the Wiring side of the shop since December 2015.
When it comes to the UCEC team, we're not shy about telling the world that we make the best control panels, period. All of our departments continually push for improvements in technology and processes. We travel to tradeshows and search for the latest in new tech. We take classes in the newest UL standards. We never settle for "good enough."
We've had sustained high winds here in the Denver Metro area the last few days. And while we might prefer the calmer, more "lamb-like" performance of late March, we're keeping on with the work of panel craftsmanship inside the shop.
Editor's Note: Last year, we asked our CEO and President, Mark Inboden, eight questions. We decided to return again with five more questions about UCEC, leadership and the future of panel building.