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.
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“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.
Hubert started on the Wiring side of the shop at the end of 2016. His previous career was as a firefighter for several Colorado cities. With no prior panel experience, he jumped into learning how to wire panels, often with his father stopping by to lend some expert guidance.
We've been publishing posts on UCEC.com for several years. Our topics range from fabrication to wiring to international travel and customer service—and everything else you've ever wanted to know about control panels! One subject has been constant: our executive team's perspective on leading a business that is thriving and growing, while at the same time, serving our customers well.
Joseph Zuniga joined UCEC in May 2016 and his “creative touch” can already be seen around the shop. Since coming on board as a Control Panel Craftsman on the Assembly side, Joseph impressed everyone with his artistic talents.