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Grow With Us: The People of Felling, Greg Martino, Senior Welder

Felling Trailers has been proudly manufacturing trailers for 50 years. Join us as we take a look back and see how much our company, along with our employees, has grown. Many of you may already know the story of how Felling Trailers started as a small fabrication shop in downtown Sauk Centre in 1974. Continuing to add to this story, we invite you to read our “Grow with Us Series – 34.” Here, you will meet the people of Felling; we will share a bit about the people who have played a part in what our company is today and where we will be tomorrow. Some people you will meet have been with us for many years, some decades, and others are starting their careers. We want you to meet Greg Martino, Senior Welder for Felling Trailers, Inc., Sauk Centre, to continue our series.

Greg Martino, Senior Welder

 

Greg Martino

Senior Welder at Felling Trailers

Name: Greg Martino
Status: 12 years
Title: Senior Welder

 

 

Greg joined the Felling Trailers team in the fall of 2011 as a Senior Welder as part of the weld production team. Before Greg’s time with Felling Trailers, he worked for several years as a contract welder. Enjoying the trade of welding, Greg felt Felling Trailers would be a good fit for him. Felling Trailers manufactures over 240 models of trailers; each of these trailers starts on the weld production floor, where metal craftspeople take raw metal and transform it into a trailer, one weld at a time. Greg is part of the drop deck/specialty trailer weld team, where he builds hydraulic dump trailers. Felling’s hydraulic dump line consists of over sixteen (16) models, each with hundreds of optional features that can be added to the base model design. Hundreds of dump trailers are produced yearly for the rental industry and distributed to locations throughout the United States and Canada.

Maintaining a Process

Greg at Hydraulic Dump Weld ProductionAs a Senior Welder, Greg reviews trailer blueprints and build documents to ensure the jig is set to the necessary build specifications. Working with his team members, he places materials and secures them for welding. This can be a time of training for new team members. As a Senior Welder, Greg provides training and guidance on the build process and ensures quality weld standards are achieved. Once the welding process is complete, the weld team has taken the build from individual pieces of steel to a complete trailer frame that is then ready for the next production stage, blast, and paint.

When asked why Greg chose Felling to be where he worked, he said, “I like to build, and I like to weld.”

“Many buildings have been added here in Sauk Centre (production space, warehouse, fabrication, powder coat facility), along with the Litchfield manufacturing location.”

— Greg Martino

Since Greg joined Felling Trailers in 2011, the facility has grown from 132,200 sq ft to 441,000 sq ft. We are glad to have Greg as part of our team. Thank you for being a part of our company’s growth, Greg!

Learn more about Joining the Felling Trailers Team!

Are you interested in becoming part of the Felling Team? Learn more about a career at Felling Trailers and grow with us!

This is the thirty-fourth feature in our “Grow with Us” series.  Read the other stories about Tim Bell, Senior Machine Operator, Juan Juarez, Lead Painter, Robby Horn, Lead Welder Night Shift, Josh Meyer, Maintenance Technician, Chris Senger, Senior Material handler, Ron Funk, Machinist, Johnny Woodman, Lead Welder, Lloyd Shoutz, Maintenance Technician, Warren Weber, Product Manager, Scott Brown, Parts & Service Supervisor, Jim Robischion, Accounting Coordinator, Wade Skillings, Lead Machine Operator, Jacob Meyer, Inside Trailer Sales, Bob Vangstad, (retired) Painter, Chad Steinhofer, Lead Welder, Benji Hudalla, Final Inspector, Nathan Uphus, Sales, Sheri Leonard, Human Resource & Safety Coordinator, Greg Waletzko, (retired) Quality Assurance Manager at Felling Trailers, and Kristie Moritz, Scheduling Coordinator.

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