I would like to welcome three new area shop managers for the Hack Factory!
We have recently made some important changes to the Hack Factory that should go a long way to keeping our space both clean and organized going forward. Originally we had one position, shop manager, filled by myself, who was responsible for the overall operation of the Hack Factory. Keeping every area of the Hack Factory clean was a daunting task for one person. After a recent trip to the Detroit maker fair, and our recent growth, it became clear that that the job would require more than one person.
At our last board meeting, we split the roll of shop manager into four individual job functions, and asked three volunteers if they would be interested in filling these jobs. They did and here are your new, interim area shop managers for the Hack Factory:
Overall Shop Manager………….. John Scherer
Wood Shop Manager……………. Chris Odegard
Metal Shop Manager…………… Anthony Fulda
Common Areas/Electronics……… Steve McGrath
Each has made a huge effort in cleaning up their respective areas and will continue to do so as part of their job functions. In addition, each has been asked to spend a few hours, three days a week (one of those days is Wednesday) at the Hack Factory. They should be your first point of contact if you have question or concerns about a given area. As always, you can feel free to contact me for anything regarding the operation of the shop in general. There is also a page on our wiki dedicate to the these functions. Please view them and view them often for updates.
I would like to take this opportunity to stress that each area is not a one man job. It takes ALL of us to pick up after ourselves when we have finished working in an area. All too often I see sawdust and wood scraps left near a tool and on the floor around a tool. This should not happen. If you use a tool, clean it. The time it takes you should be proportional to the time you used it. If we all do our part, the shop will be a much better, cleaner and safer place to enjoy.
Cheers and welcome to our new area shop managers.