Bob White started with Owen Industries February 9, 1976. He started in Accounting doing invoices and moved to payroll in 1988. Bob has had multiple positions in Accounting including Fab costing. He then transferred to the IT department in 1992, which he will be retiring from May 31st after 42 years!

Owen Industries: What did you value most about you experience working at PVS during your many years of tenure?

Bob White: The people I work with and the friendships I have found.

OII: What do you consider to be the most significant change that helped the company grow?

BW: Going from manual everything to computer automation.

OII: Do you recall a past project that challenged the team? One of those “They said it can’t be done” projects?

BW: Working with the IT team, they have always found a way to do whatever comes across their desk. They have incredible teamwork and always get the job done.

When I started, there were programmers in IT, and they had to write the systems.

OII: What do you think the future has in store for PVS and for Owen Industries?

BW: Only great things.

OII: What’s different from the way things were done your first day on the job from the way they are done now?

BW: When I started, everything was manual. The payroll was backed up on a larger computer that printed on tape. Now everything is computerized and much more efficient.

Bob plans to spend time with his wife, who will also be retiring the end of May. He has 4 grandchildren, one of which he plans to watch during the day. He has some upcoming travel plans and hopes for find some new hobbies. One of his plans could be a new part-time job! Bob says he has really enjoyed working here, this has been his only full-time job after college!

About Us

About
Owen is dedicated to continuous quality improvement, providing value for our customers, and the pursuit of manufacturing excellence.

Quality

Quality
OWEN ENDEAVORs TO PRODUCE AND DELIVER HIGH-QUALITY PRODUCTS THAT CONSISTENTLY MEET THE EXPECTATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS OF OUR CUSTOMERS

Safety

Safety
PROTECTING THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF EMPLOYEES IS THE TOP PRIORITY AT ALL OWEN FACILITIES

Featured Positions

Press Brake Operators1st, 2nd 3rd shifts
(@PVS Metals - Carter Lake)

Careers

Careers
Isn't it about time you loved your job?

Industrial Fabrication

Industrial Fabrication
As one of the top industrial fabricators in the United States, we produce quality structural steel products for projects up to 20,000 tons worldwide

Metals Processing

Metals Processing
First step metals processing with expert capabilities ranging from small, simple cut parts to large, multi-processed components

Powder Coating

Powder Coating
Our state-of-the-art, level II powder application system provides advanced coating durability and quality over traditional powder systems

The Slagger

The Slagger
A world-class smoke and slag mitigation system for laser cutting tables.

Steel Castings

Steel Castings
WE DESIGN AND PRODUCE INNOVATIVE CASTING SOLUTIONS FOR INDUSTRIES THAT DEMAND OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE AND RELIABILITY

Steel Service Center

Steel Service Center
A variety of immediately available gauges, grades and sizes of carbon, aluminum and stainless steel