Machines

State honorary medal for the committed thorsten graf

State honorary medal for the committed thorsten graf

"The most important reason i have come to you today is to honor a deserving comrade", explained district fire inspector gunter wilhelm at the annual meeting of the huttenheim volunteer fire department. Wilhelm awarded the deputy commander of the fire department, thorsten graf, the silver state fire department medal for 25 years of active service. Chairman andreas schlegel and mayor ingrid reifenscheid-eckert joined in with congratulations and presentations.

Commander dominik stich and his deputy thorsten graf form a well-functioning duo at the helm of the fire department with 44 active members. Thorsten graf went on several missions, nine exercises and training sessions. For graf, the increase in exercise participation was particularly positive during the reporting period, with steffen rub, christopher haude and graf himself standing out as the most exercise-averse.

Exercises with radios and fire extinguishers

Thorsten graf explained in his outlook that this year he wants to schedule training sessions with the radio and commercial fire extinguishers, as well as training based on a hazard matrix on the topic of accident prevention. Gunter wilhelm was impressed by what a small fire brigade with comparatively modest equipment like the huttenheimer could accomplish thanks to dedicated people like thorsten graf. "As an old hand, I think I can even learn something from you", confessed the district fire inspector.

Machines

What drives the remogians out of their minds

What drives the remogians out of their minds

The "remogians, as the employees proudly call themselves, it is upsetting that the company for which they gave their all for decades is now publicly regarded as ailing. At a meeting on thursday, six employees, who do not want to give their names, explain what has demoralized them at work for a long time and why they are disappointed by the company management. In response to a telephone inquiry, managing director wilfried muller commented on a number of points.

The fact that they were not paid according to their performance, as they say, played a comparatively minor role when talking to employees. The fact that the employees have not felt valued by their company for a long time was a major issue. In their opinion, a kind of sell-out took place at the munnerstadt site, while a new company was built up in poland with EU subsidies. Managing director wilfried muller, on the other hand, says that everything that was invested in the company in poland did not come from munnerstadt. He stands by his statement that 90 percent of the production in poland has nothing to do with the site in munnerstadt.

Was the production relocated?

"Out of ten serial parts that can be seen on the remog polska website, seven were originally manufactured in munnerstadt", say the employees. "We wrote the machine programs in munnerstadt. The production was started here. And when everything went well, the production of these parts was moved to poland." "If i know which internet pictures are meant, i can refute that", says company boss muller. It is also possible that years ago the polish company had mass-produced parts that were also manufactured in munnerstadt, or that the polish company’s website was at times stocked with the products of both companies within the gmbh.