Profile of Team Member – Anthony Merringer
Team 1 Plastics, a plastic injection molding company for the mobility industry, believes that “Building an exceptional company is the result of building exceptional teams with exceptional people.” Team 1 has been and continues to be a successful company because of exceptional people – its Team Members. Today continues a series of articles profiling Team 1 Plastics’ Team Members. Each month, you’ll be introduced to one of these exceptional Team Members, including Anthony Merringer.
Name: Anthony Merringer
Position: Machine Maintenance Specialist
Date of Hire: 11/20/2017
Favorite Story / Memory during Time Working at Team 1: Anthony said that his favorite memory was at the Winter Party that he and his wife attended in February 2019 at Marshall Lanes. “We had a great time just hanging out with everybody.” Anthony described the atmosphere as very casual, “Everybody was dressed down, and no one was being official.”
How has Team 1 helped your Personal and/or Professional Development? “Lots and lots of training!” Anthony said. He explained that although his previous employment position was in maintenance, he had worked on totally different types of equipment. “I came into the plastics industry from a gas company, which meant learning a whole new skill set.” Team 1 Plastics has supplied Anthony with both on-the-job training as well as formal training. He was one of two Maintenance Team Members who participated last year in Yushin Robot Maintenance training in Warwick, Rhode Island.
Favorite Aspect of Working at Team 1: Anthony’s favorite aspect of working at Team 1 is that “everybody around here is like family, and Management genuinely cares about their employees.” He added that he has worked at “some companies where you truly knew that they didn’t care. It’s actually quite a nice change!”
What do you want to share about your life outside of Team 1? Anthony is married and loves to spend time with his three boys: Ethan who is 5 years old, Remington who is 3 years old, and Evan, a four-month old newborn.
Although he described himself as an outdoors man – likes to hunt, fish, and camp – Anthony admitted that he hasn’t had much time recently to do those activities because he had been busy remodeling their home. Now that the house is done, Anthony is hoping for more opportunities to get outdoors. “I’m hoping to take the boys on a fishing trip this summer. They love to do that.”
Piece of Advice and/or Encouragement for Future Team 1 Team Members: Anthony’s piece of advice is “You get out exactly what you put into this company. If you come in, willing to learn and work hard, then you’re going to succeed really well at Team 1.”
Random Question: What is your favorite breakfast cereal? Anthony said that he’s a “little old school” when it comes to cereal. His favorite? “It’s a close race between Honey Bunches of Oats and [Kellogg’s] Corn Flakes.”