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Earth Day 2018

As part of our mission statement of “Making significant contributions to the communities in which we work and live,” our Sandmeyer Serves team partnered with Friends of Pennypack Park on Saturday April 28th  to help with their Earth Day 2018 clean-up of our community parks and recreation centers. Employees and their families donated their time to clean a portion of the park located in the “Little City” section of Philadelphia.

Pennypack Park was established to insure the protection of Pennypack Creek and the preservation of the surrounding land. The park consists of 1,600 acres of woodlands, meadows, wetlands and fields.

Thanks to the team for your hard work and to the Friends of Pennypack Park for the opportunity to do service!

Posted on: April 30, 2018    

316L Used in Pressure Vessel Industry

Our customer, a pressure vessel manufacturer, ordered this 19” OD x 10-1/2” ID made of 4-3/8” thick 316L machined all over ring with, raised face, counterbored, drilled and tapped with (16) threaded 7/8” diameter holes 2” deep with a serrated spiral finish. All our products are manufactured to customer specifications from our in-house capabilities.

Posted on: April 23, 2018    

More Simple Math

What happens when you take a blank disc of 316L Stainless Steel and run it through our super-fast Quickmill Annihilator machine? This piece that we did recently for a fabricator customer. This unusual shape was drilled quickly and accurately on our Annihilator machine. Sandmeyer is always up for a challenge when it comes to tight timelines and complex shapes!

Posted on: April 10, 2018    

Simple Math

What happens when you take a blank disc of 1” thick 304H Stainless Steel and run it through our super-fast Quickmill Annihilator machine? This piece that we did recently for a customer located in the Midwest. Our Annihilator machine drilled these holes and complex shapes to customer drawing specifications, ensuring an on-time and accurate delivery from Sandmeyer Steel, as always.

Posted on: April 5, 2018    

Robert F. Giles, Retired Sandmeyer Steel Company Executive, Passes Away at Age 86

Robert F. Giles, 86, of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully with his family by his side Thursday, March 29, 2018.

Bob grew up in the McKeesport, Pennsylvania, area graduating from McKeesport High School class of 1950. He joined the Air Force and was eventually stationed at Ft. Dix, New Jersey, where he met the love of his life and future wife, Jackie. They loved to travel with their children, from snorkeling in the Bahamas to an adventure-filled three-week European vacation. Their love of travel continued with many trips to France and Italy, bringing along friends and eventually students from Jackie’s cooking school.  Bob loved good food and wine and was the ultimate entertainer.

Bob joined Sandmeyer Steel Company in 1956 as a sales correspondent.  He rose through the ranks and was named Vice President – Sales in 1964, leading Sandmeyer’s sales team until his retirement in 1993 after nearly 37 years of service.  “Bob was one of the pioneers of our Company, working closely with my grandfather Paul and my father Ron Sr. in the early years of our history,” stated Ron Sandmeyer Jr., Sandmeyer Steel’s current CEO.  “He was the consummate sales professional who knew our markets, our products, and our customers better than anyone.  We are eternally grateful to Bob for his many significant contributions to the growth and success of our Company.”

Bob is preceded in death by his wife of nearly 60 years, Jacqualin L. (nee Martin) Giles, his parents James and Virginia Giles, and his grandson Michael Giles.  He is survived by his children Jim Giles (Sandy), Jared Giles (Peggy) and Christine Hutkin (Michael), nine grandchildren, his sister Judy Ricciotti, and brother James D. Giles, and several great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Services will be held Saturday, April 7th, at Reed & Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901. Friends may call from 10-11 am with a service to follow at the funeral home. Interment will be at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery at a later date.

Sandmeyer Steel Company was founded in 1952 by the late Paul C. Sandmeyer.  Family owned and managed, the Company is recognized as a leading producer of stainless steel and nickel alloy plate products used in capital equipment for the chemical and other process industries.  The Company services customers throughout the world.

Posted on: April 5, 2018    

Fred Buttler Retirement Celebration

After a total of 47 years of service, Fred Buttler retired from full-time employment here at Sandmeyer Steel. Fred began his career with Sandmeyer in 1970 working in the Machine Shop.

To celebrate Fred’s retirement, we held a dinner on Friday, March 23rd.

We had a great time congratulating Fred and reminiscing on his time at Sandmeyer Steel Company.

Posted on: April 3, 2018