(OnFocus) Larry Grosbier of Marshfield is celebrating a long career as a machinist at A&B Process Systems Corporation.
He recently surpassed 40 years at the Stratford company and still enjoys his work. “It never gets boring,” he said. “You learn something every day.”
Grosbier started out at A&B Process Systems as a welder in 1979, and after a time in management, decided his interests lay in hands-on work as a machinist.
A 1970 Columbus High School graduate, before starting his current career he worked for Conseco, Inc. in Medford, which made boilers for the U.S. Navy, and in Marshfield as a welder and fabricator. He was lucky, he said, to get enrolled in a work program which allowed him to receive paid training during a period where jobs were difficult to come by.
At the time he started at A&B Process Systems, there were just a handful of employees in the shop. Today, the company has four shops and employs over 400 workers.
The people are a big part of what makes the job enjoyable. “I appreciate the guys I work with and the company,” he said. “Even though we’ve changed over the last few years by not being locally owned anymore, it’s still a family group there.”
With retirement on the horizon, Grosbier imagines he’ll still put his skills to work by remodeling cars with his family and will make time to attend a few dirt races as well.
Learn more about A&B Process Systems at ABProcess.com