General Pipe Cleaners, a division of General Wire Spring, is proud to announce that Russell Javorsky celebrated his 50th anniversary of employment with the company Aug. 30.
Javorsky started at General in 1966 at the age of 17 as a graduate of South Vocational High School, located across the street from General’s former facility in the southside of Pittsburgh. General moved to its current location in McKees Rocks, Penn., in 1968.
Hard work and commitment to the company resulted in Javorsky holding a number of key leadership positions in the workforce before he was promoted to plant foreman in 1992. Javorsky has played a vital role in the company’s success, including improvements in manufacturing processes and productivity. His input has been valuable in the design and development of a number of drain-cleaning machines, water jets and video pipe inspection cameras.
“People ask me how I could work at one place for so long,” Javorsky commented. “I tell them, when you find a good company you stick with it.”