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Title: Leader, East Arlington Plant
Her job? Sylvia is responsible for coordinating employee activities and material movement to meet production schedules in the painting department in East Arlington. She is also the expert in silk screen training and has been taking the lead in that department for many years.
Favorite Mack project: “I’d have to say the good ole days,” she says, when questioned about her favorite times at Mack. Sylvia also enjoyed her responsibilities as a trainer and will miss guiding employees through new processes. “I really enjoy helping the new people get started,” she says.
Experience: On September 21, 1978, Sylvia began her lifelong career at Mack as a finisher at the East Arlington plant. After working in finishing for about 17 years, she moved into the painting department as a painter. In 1997, she was promoted to her current position as leader. Sylvia has maintained an impeccable attendance record, missing only a few days of work in her 35+ years at Mack.
Personal life: Sylvia has recently moved into a new home in Cambridge, N.Y.., which brings her much excitement in her retirement. Prior to her new abode, she lived in the town of Tinmouth with her husband, the late Paul Jarvis, who worked at Mack’s East Arlington and headquarters plants for over 32 years before retirement. Combined, Sylvia and her husband are responsible for more than 67 years of service to Mack! Sylvia has a grown son, Scott, who also works at the East Arlington plant, in the molding department.
Life after Mack: Having just moved, Sylvia is looking forward to the many projects she will be able to begin in her new home, once she settles in. She also plans to spend as much time as possible with her family, “the best way to enjoy free time.”
We will miss Sylvia’s skill in the training room and talent in the paint department, but are excited to wish her the very best in her retirement.