Andy Windsor has been with Mid-States Concrete Industries for a total of 16 years and has been a foreman for almost five years. His career with Mid-States started when he was still in high school and served on the cleaning crew of the office as a part-time job.
One day, he got asked if he’d like to work out in the plant and joined the Elematic team for two years. After a short break from Mid-States, Andy came back and has now spent 13 years in the Yard. He attributes his knowledge of the job and safety for helping him achieve foreman.
Andy is a third generation Windsor at Mid-States Concrete and what he enjoys most about his work is building important buildings within the community - like the Hononegah High School Field House and Nature at the Confluence. He also enjoys being able to show off the company’s work to his family and friends.
The most important thing Andy has learned at Mid-States is how fast things can change, but he said we have good people on our team who are able to handle changes well, problem solve and keep the job site moving. What Andy enjoys least about his work is a rainy day. Once your feel get wet, it makes for a long day, he said. However, Andy continues to do the work he does because he likes to be part of building meaningful buildings in the community. As a yard foreman, Andy takes pride in the work he does and enjoys teaching others and sharing his expertise.
Jimmy Timze has been with Mid-States Concrete Industries for a total of five years and has been a foreman for one-and-a-half years. He started his career with Mid-States on the Wet Cast pouring crew, left Mid-States for a short time, and when he returned was brought into the Yard team. He credits his knowledge, initiative, leadership, and problem solving with helping him achieve foreman.
What Jimmy enjoys most about his job is the people he works with. He said they are a good group of guys who have fun and joke around while getting the job done.
The most important thing Jimmy has learned working for Mid-States is the importance of team work. He said if everyone works together, it makes everyone else’s job easier. The toughest thing about the job is the inclement weather - extreme heat and extreme cold are the worst! However, Jimmy continues to do the work he does to be able to do things he wants in life.
One thing people might be surprised to learn about Jimmy is that he has been playing guitar for 15 years. His favorite song to play is Forever by As I Lay Dying.