Pretty random coincidence.
On Wednesday, I called Matt Malkie, marketing director at Military and Commercial Fasteners Corp. in Manchester Township, to follow-up on some questions I had for a story that’s running Sunday.
I wanted to double check dates, names, etc.
During the call, he shared this interesting tidbit with me…
Did you read about the big fire in Dover Township Tuesday that ripped through a house on Dogwood Drive? It was in Wednesday’s paper.
Next door to the blaze, Richard Gonzalez, 38, had just come home from work at MCF, where he works in the company’s kitting operation. (I’ve written about that part of the plant before.)
Instead of just standing there, Gonzalez raced inside the burning house and helped his neighbor remove several pets.
Malkie just wanted to point out: That”s the kind of person you want working on your team.
I’d probably have to agree.
As for MCF, read the story about the company’s 40th anniversary on the cover of this Sunday’s Money & More section or online at ydr.com.
Oh, and while you’re at it: Watch the fabulous video by Jason Plotkin about the company’s tensile tester. The machine tests the strength of fasteners by applying up to 200,000 pounds of force.
It’s pretty cool (and loud). Trust me.