Reno, Nevada-based Gyford Standoff Systems, manufacturers of precision aluminum and stainless steel decorative mounting hardware, recently honored three of its employees for their 10 years with the company: Tom Fanlo, client solution specialist; Robert Borden, tech lead; and Rachel Maclean, administrative assistant. Awards were handed out at one of the company’s quarterly safety meetings.
“The Gyfords have afforded me the opportunity to grow with the company in ways that have fulfilled me personally and professionally,” Borden says. “They have given me a voice in the development of the company’s products and processes that other companies may not have allowed. They have treated me like family for the last 10 years and I look forward to many more of the same with them.”
“There has always been an emphasis on employee development here at Gyford,” Maclean says. “Over the years, I have had the opportunity to grow professionally and be exposed to several different types of business units.”
When asked about their favorite part of the job, Borden says, “Hands down, my team. Over the last 10 years, I have had the pleasure of working with some of the best people one could hope to spend the day with—and the occasional evening or weekend day, too.
“Good people—the kind you know you can count on to make you laugh, to back you up when you need it, and to get the job done. It makes all the difference in the workplace, as well as the rest of life.”
Fanlo adds to this response, saying that his favorite part of the job is demonstrating his problem-solving abilities and providing the company’s customers with solutions that help make their lives easier.
Michael Eddins, internal operations manager, reflects on these accomplishments, saying, “I think it says a lot about a company and the culture to have employees with this kind of longevity. We are proud to have built a company where our people are not just employees, they are family. It is a huge benefit not only to Gyford, but to our customers who are able to establish and grow a long-term relationship.”