No Step is More Important than Another
Having been at Hall Tank for over 16 years now, Shop Supervisor Brian Brooks is no stranger to the ins and outs of the tank building process. Brooks walked into Hall Tank in 2006 as a welder ready to work the day shift so he could coach his children’s softball team. And to the benefit of many, he hasn’t looked back since!
“I’ve learned a lot from working here. From supervisors and great coworkers over the years who taught me how to fabricate and work in a variety of positions around the shop.”
Initially a welder, Brian began climbing the ladder at Hall Tank — from welder, floater, team leader and assistant shop supervisor, and finally shop supervisor. The opportunity for growth and learning here at Hall Tank is unparalleled.
Beyond the growth factor, Brian credits his long tenure to the company culture – something he calls the “culture of comfort”. How he sees it: “everybody knows everybody here, it’s a small but big company that’s got a real family vibe. Some of the guys who work in the shop don’t have families, so the guy working next to them may be all he’s got – his co-worker becomes his family.”
Over time, Brian has memorized every step that goes into building a tank, and to him, each step is the most important to keep the tank moving efficiently through the factory. From the person who does the welding of the steel, to the painter, and even the stickers that go on at the end, everybody’s role is important. “If even one step is missed, the tank can’t move forward in the plant and building tanks of this size has a lot of steps. That’s why I see my biggest contribution is knowing the steps and monitoring the process.”
As the shop supervisor at Hall Tank, Brian plays an important role in every tank the company produces. His perspective in an important one. And if you ask Brian, he’ll tell you he “wants the shop run as a family-based and family-run company, that’s committed to quality.”
After all, we are the Quality Tank Company.