Meet Angela Squadrito. She’s a jack of all trades kind of gal here at Liberty Tabletop and Sherrill Manufacturing.
Angela’s role in the factory range’s from running buffing machines, inspecting flatware, to building flatware sets and shipping flatware.
Leading up to the holiday months, we are always in need of an extra set of hands in the shipping department, and this past season Angela jumped right into the swing of things to help.
When asked how she likes jumping from one task to another, Angela said she doesn’t mind it at all. “Cross training is great! Sometimes the more you know, the better you are.”
Angela started working at Liberty Tabletop in 2018, but she’s no stranger to the flatware industry as she previously worked for Oneida Limited for eight years. In 1997, Angela decided to take some time off to raise her two daughters, Alexandra and Cassandra.
Now she’s here working in the flatware manufacturing industry once again and she hopes to grow within the company.
Recently, Sherrill Manufacturing has offered it’s employees the chance to sharpen their skill sets and learn new ones through apprenticeship training programs offered by MACNY (Manufacturers Association of Central New York).
The program offers employees several courses to choose from to sharpen a skill set or learn a new trade.
Angela says she is very interested in the program and has decided to pursue electrician classes, something that would be a win-win for her.
“Learning electrical work will be very helpful because I’ll be learning a new skill that I could use every day on my own and it could help me move up within the company and allow for new opportunities.”
Many people head to work every day dreading their job but, this is not the case for Angela. She says she likes coming to work.
“The people here are great.”
She says it’s the environment that she most enjoys about her job.
“There can be long days and it isn’t the most glamorous job but, the friendly atmosphere makes everyday worth it,” admits Angela. “It’s nice to work with the same people and you get a real rapport when you work with those same people everyday.”