One of the most complicated factors in moving to Western Window Systems’ new facility was the implementation of the computerized numerical control (CNC) system used in making windows and doors. Fortunately for the company, there’s an employee in the ranks who made implementation of the CNCs as hassle-free as possible.
Process control administrator Melchor Ordaz is that man.
Melchor, who started with the company in July 2011, helped “Team CNC” understand many of the nuisances and variations of the parts to be programmed. And rest assured the combinations and variations of those parts are complex.
Melchor also was part of the part of team that dialed in the assembly process for the Series 610 and Series 620 window lines. And his know-how also is being utilized in the design reviews for all future Western Window Systems products, so they’ll be easier to manufacture.
“His vast fenestration knowledge has helped us progress over the years,” says production manager Chris Allgood. “And his get-it-done attitude is contagious. His knowledge of behind the ‘why’ has been nothing but impressive.”
Melchor also has been singled out for his leading the design of the test booth area in the new facility, as well as taking primary responsibility for the four-point vinyl welder.
“He simply has been a vital part of the success and growth here at Western Window Systems,” says Allgood.
Congratulations to Melchor Ordaz, Western Window Systems’ office employee of the month for February.
Learn more about Melchor Ordaz by reading his Q&A:
Where are you from?
Good ol’ East LA.
What song best sums you up?
“Change Is Gonna Come” by Otis Redding.
What is your favorite sport to watch or play?
What are your hobbies?
Projects around the house.
Who do you look up to or admire?
Our Lord and savior.
Where do you most want to travel but have never been?
If money were no object, what would you do all day?
Missionary work all day.
What is your favorite family recipe?
What’s your favorite movie?
The Lord of the Rings.
What is your biggest success up until now?
Reconnecting with the Lord and trusting him.
What’s your favorite part of working at Western Window Systems?
Watching employees have their “a-ha” moment when building our awesome products, and it clicks.