Jeff Gant, Lab Technician in Internal Quality Control (IQC), joined SIGMA a decade ago. His contributions are critical in the day-to-day operations of this essential division. The IQC Team is responsible for testing product for strength, precision, and quality, identifying any issues or flaws, and correcting them. He checks samples from new suppliers to ensure that they maintain SIGMA’s quality standards, and works frequently with the OEM division on castings and components. Ever humble, Jeff explains, “I check stuff,” but this greatly underestimates his importance and his skill. Using a tensile machine, Jeff checks the strength of suppliers’ test bars, and he is also responsible for checking the calibration of test and measuring equipment. He conducts high-precision testing and measuring both by hand and through the use of other equipment. 

A true team player, Jeff calls himself a “jack-of-all-trades. I start the morning in shipping to help with orders, and then I spend the rest of the day in the lab.” With Associate Degrees in welding and auto mechanics, and a lot of coursework in ceramics, Jeff is a true craftsman. He has made everything from furnaces to body armor to knives to jewelry. When he is not running the lab at SIGMA, he enjoys teaching Sunday school, helping to build the town float for the annual parade, and routinely wins the SIGMA Halloween costume contest.

We thank Jeff for his dedication and wish him continued success.

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