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April Employee of the Month: Dan Gwin

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Dan Gwin has been a tradesmen for over 30 years and as he reaches retirement Schad would like to thank him for his years of hard work and dedication to the trades. Dan has always taken pride in his craft, making sure the job was done right, on time and without injury. He has gone out of his way to train apprentices and pave the way for a new generation, setting a high standard along the way.

1. How long have you worked with Schad?
I have been with Schad since the Youngstown office opened in 2015.

2. What is your favorite part about your job?
The people I had the privilege of working with and friendships that grew beyond the work environment.

3. What do you think contributes most to a safe work environment?
Our morning toolbox talks set the mindset for the day.

4. What lessons have you learned while working at Schad?
Lessons of patience, perseverance, but most importantly, the ability to look ahead so you can plan ahead.

5. What advice do you have for future Schad candidates?
Young bucks: learn from the smallest guy and the old timers. Small guy has learned to adapt for his size. Old guys have mastered eliminating unnecessary steps like wasted motion.

6. What do you like to do outside of work?
I like Jeepin, just being outdoors, though my health has made it more of a spectator sport!

7. If you could learn anything, what would it be?
Alchemy: how to turn lead into gold! Drinks are on me boys!

8. What are you looking forward to doing during retirement?
Spending more good quality time with family. Travel, open my alchemy shop!

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