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James Elam
Supervisor
Core/Coil Assembly
Pad Plant

Supervisor James Elam started at ERMCO in 2003 in the Core Department. In 2007 he was promoted to Core Department Lead, and in 2012, he to Third Shift Pad Plant Supervisor. Then in 2020, James became the First Shift Core/Coil Supervisor.

James begins his workday early in the morning to spend time with his third-shift team. It is imperative to him that his team knows he is always available. James works at being a strong leader who inspires and encourages his team. James has a BS in Organizational Leadership and an associate's degree in Divinity.

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Questions & Answers with James Elam
Tell me about your journey with ERMCO.

My journey with ERMCO has been a wonderful experience. ERMCO is a great place to work. I hope you have the same experience as I have had. ERMCO is alive with opportunities, especially opportunities for advancement that can help you grow. I work hard, have a good attitude, and take advantage of those opportunities for advancement. So can you.

How do I communicate with you?

My door is always open. I come in two hours early on workdays if a team member on a different shift needs to speak to me. I make it my business to ensure that my team has what they need to do their jobs and feel comfortable doing their jobs. But most importantly, I want my team, including you, to know that I'm here if you need me.

What are your expectations of me as an employee?

I expect you to be here every day, ready to work and willing to assist in any way you can. I don't like hearing, "That's not my job." You are part of a team and should be willing to assist your teammates as needed. I also expect you to take pride in your work and produce the best quality product possible.

What do you like most about your job?

I like knowing that I'm building products that can provide power all over the world. I also enjoy meeting new people. I like seeing the smiles on fellow team members' faces when they talk about how ERMCO helps them provide for their families. I love that we see one another as family.

What's the best way that I can offer feedback and ideas?

We are beginning to make good use of electronic devices, apps, and social media to communicate with one another. I encourage you to always share your quality, safety, and efficiency ideas with me. If you know of a better, more efficient way to do your job, I want to hear about it.

What can I do to support our team and add value to ERMCO?

Make sure you are here, ready to go to work, and willing to assist your teammates. I encourage you to share any suggestions or ideas for improvements or innovations that can benefit the company and your team. Become an expert at your job and be an excellent internal customer for the other departments by producing high-quality products every time. Be willing to grow with ERMCO.

How can I further my potential?

Never be afraid to ask questions or learn new ways of doing things. Have high expectations of yourself and work every day to exceed those.

What advice would you give me for success at ERMCO?

Come to work smiling, with a positive attitude, ready to work hard, and smart. Enjoy what you do and work well with your team.

What are the most important parts of my job?

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What are the most important parts of my job?

Quality and Safety are the most critical parts of your job. I want you to leave work every day the same way you came to work. I also want you to watch out for your fellow teammates.

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Our Awesome Team
Stan Shelton
Lead Person, 1st shift

Stan Shelton started working at ERMCO in 1992 in the Core Department where he ran the press, hoist and performed other jobs. In 1994, Stan moved to the Core/Coil Assembly department where he worked as a taper before moving to back-line assembly in 1998. "For me, the core/coil assembly team rises and conquers each challenged it faces. The team is second to none. They take pride in their work in building a quality transformer and in meeting production."

Stan Shelton
Lead Person, 1st shift

Stan Shelton started working at ERMCO in 1992 in the Core Department where he ran the press, hoist and performed other jobs. In 1994, Stan moved to the Core/Coil Assembly department where he worked as a taper before moving to back-line assembly in 1998. "For me, the core/coil assembly team rises and conquers each challenged it faces. The team is second to none. They take pride in their work in building a quality transformer and in meeting production."

Nettie Moreno
lead person, 2nd shift

Austin Frealy began his career with ERMCO in 2008 in the Core/Coil Assembly department. He began working on high and low voltage before moving to a build table and eventually being trained in core/coil assembly. "I believe ERMCO outshines its competitors by going the extra mile in dependable and sustainable transformers by doing extra things in the building process of core and coil."

Austin Frealy
lead person, third shift

Austin Frealy began his career with ERMCO in 2008 in the Core/Coil Assembly department. He began working on high and low voltage before moving to a build table and eventually being trained in core/coil assembly. "I believe ERMCO outshines its competitors by going the extra mile in dependable and sustainable transformers by doing extra things in the building process of core and coil."

Nettie Moreno
lead person, 2nd shift

Austin Frealy began his career with ERMCO in 2008 in the Core/Coil Assembly department. He began working on high and low voltage before moving to a build table and eventually being trained in core/coil assembly. "I believe ERMCO outshines its competitors by going the extra mile in dependable and sustainable transformers by doing extra things in the building process of core and coil."

Austin Frealy
lead person, third shift

Austin Frealy began his career with ERMCO in 2008 in the Core/Coil Assembly department. He began working on high and low voltage before moving to a build table and eventually being trained in core/coil assembly. "I believe ERMCO outshines its competitors by going the extra mile in dependable and sustainable transformers by doing extra things in the building process of core and coil."