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Employee Spotlight: Mark McVey, Field Service Technician

Employee Spotlight: Mark McVey, Field Service Technician

Meet Mark McVey!

Mark is a Field Service Technician in the newly acquired east Tulsa, OK branch, formerly Southern Material Handling Company. We enjoyed getting to know Mark and asking him about his home and work life. 

Where is your hometown?

I was born in Pomona, California. I was 17 when we left there in 1977 and moved to Rush Springs, Oklahoma.  We Moved to Muskogee in 1986 and I live there now.  

How long have you been at Hugg & Hall?

I was with SMHC from December 2005 until Hugg & Hall took over in April of 2022. 

What is your favorite thing about working for Hugg & Hall?

I like that when you ask for something, they’ll be sure to get it for you.  If you put a request in to James Sawyer, our Service Manager, or Phillip Williard, our Regional VP Product Support, they’ll take care of it. When we said we needed a new chop saw in the shop, they got it for us. When we asked for a new fan for the shop, they made sure we had it. The atmosphere is great. It’s pleasant.

Tell us a little bit about what a day in the life of a Field Service Technician looks like.

I get to go meet with customers and work on all kinds of different equipment. Right now I am working on a steer axle for a 30,000-pound Toyota truck in the shop. 

How have your job duties changed since the acquisition? 

Not a huge difference. But with SMHC, I was doing more battery work and now I’m working more on forklifts and pallet jacks. Stuff like that. I do a little bit of everything. I help the other guys with their projects when they need it. 

What is something that people you work with may not know about you?

I like to cook for my family. I do a lot of smoking. Brisket, ribs, bologna, anything I can throw in the smoker. They love it. We eat deer meat, but the only way my wife eats deer meat is in chili. Nothing else. 

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

I love to hunt and shoot. I use a regular old shotgun to hunt deer. I enjoy that. I’ve made hot links, sausage, jerky, and stuff like that from the deer meat. I like to eat. 

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