Strongwell names new general manager for Minnesota and Mexico Operations

CiMJuly21News - strongwell
CiMJuly21News - strongwell

Strongwell has announced the promotion of Josh Maggert to general manager, Minnesota and Mexico Operations, effective July 1, 2021.

In his new role, Maggert assumes responsibility for the operational management of the company’s Chatfield, Minnesota, and Apodaca, Mexico, manufacturing facilities, and will report to the president and CEO.

He began his career with Strongwell in 2007 and most recently served as plant manager of the Chatfield facility. Maggert has also served as manufacturing and engineering manager, engineering manager and process engineer. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in composite materials engineering from Winona State University, and resides in Winona, Minnesota, with his wife and two sons.

Maggert replaces Mike Jaszewski, who recently retired from the position of vice-president, Minnesota and Mexico Operations, after 23 years of service with Strongwell. Jaszewski joined Strongwell in 1997 and was named vice-president in 2014.

“For nearly a quarter of a century, Mike Jaszewski has steered our Chatfield operations through unprecedented growth and an expanded product line that has increased customer demand in new and existing markets,” said David Oakley, president and CEO of Strongwell. “In addition, he has successfully overseen the start-up and operations of our Mexico facility, which was built in 2016. His leadership has enabled us to be responsive to customer trends through sustainable growth.

“We are pleased to promote Josh Maggert to lead our operations in Chatfield and Mexico. His experience with and understanding of our company and these locations will enable us to maintain our high standards in the development of top-quality, innovative solutions for our customers, and I have complete confidence in his ability to help position our company for continued successful, strategic growth.”

Strongwell’s manufacturing facility in Chatfield specialises in the production of pultruded fiberglass grating and handrail, and is also well-known for its line of fiberglass tool handles. The Chatfield location also has significant capability in custom structural fabrication of fiberglass structures.

Chatfield’s products include DURADEK, a standard line of high-strength fiberglass grating; DURAGRID custom fiberglass grating; SAFRAIL handrail and ladder systems; custom pultrusions reinforced with glass or carbon fibres; and tool handles and small diameter tubing and rods.

The design and fabrication of structures built with pultruded fiberglass components are also conducted at the Chatfield facility. These structures include bridge decks, buildings, handrail systems, platforms and walkways, raised floor systems, rooftop cellular communication screening facades and structures, structures and components for offshore oil platforms, and structures for water and wastewater applications.

Strongwell’s manufacturing facility in Apodaca, Mexico, specialises in the production of pultruded ladder rail.

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