ITC Manufacturing: Leaders in Wire Mesh Decking


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As part of ITC’s initiative to recognize and honor Veterans, we are proud to highlight Joe Grafe, our ITC Hero who is currently serving!

Joe Grafe – Columbus, Army National Guard


We are so proud of all our ITC heroes who have served and currently serving! Thank you for your service to this great country and dedication to ITC!

“We owe all of our Veterans thanks and appreciation for serving our country and protecting our freedoms. Our veterans will always have a special place in our hearts,” said CEO and President, Faruk Gole.


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ITC Military Vets Are Recognized For Their Service During the Thanksgiving Season

Phoenix, Arizona – (Nov. 22, 2017) – International Technical Coatings (ITC Manufacturing), the premier manufacturer of wire mesh products for material handling and fencing today expresses its wealth of gratitude to its heroes who have served and currently serve in the United States Military. Throughout the month of November, ITC Manufacturing employees have been recognized for their accomplishments, experiences and time served in the different branches of the United States Military including the Army, Marines and Navy.

Top row, from left to right: Ron Coleman, Joe Grafe, Michael Hernandez, Ray Ray Limbrick, Ron Petty. Bottom row, from left to right: James Walker, Terri Wiggins, George Williams, Tony Winkler.

“We are honored and proud to be part of such a great country and want nothing more than to give thanks to all of the men and women who serve to protect our freedoms every day, especially our ITC Heroes,” said CEO Faruk Gole. “With the spirit of Thanksgiving in the air, we are not only grateful for our Veterans but for all of our employees. Their commitment, hard work and dedication to ITC define our company culture and we are truly grateful for them.”

United States Army

Ronald Coleman, Production Coordinator in Columbus served in the U.S. Army from 1987 through 1989 as an Infantry Scout in the U.S. Army.

“One of the things I like most about ITC is the company recognizes employees who go above and beyond expectations with different types of incentives,” said Coleman. “ITC feels more like a family environment rather than a work environment.”

In addition, Chuck Forsha was recognized for his service from 1973 through 1975 and 1983 through 1989.

United States Marines

In Phoenix, both Michael Hernandez, Production Control Specialist and James Walker, Tooling Engineer were recognized for their service in the U.S. Marines. Hernandez worked as Intel and served five combat operations as a Sergeant. Walker worked as a 0311 Infantry Rifleman and served on a combat deployment in Iraq and a tour around Southeast Asia. As a Maintenance Lead, Tony Winkler served a six-year tour where he was stationed at several different bases in the United States and abroad. In addition, Ray Ray Limbrick was recognized for his service from 2001 through 2006.

“I quite literally owe the life I enjoy today to ITC as I came to Phoenix from California with absolutely nothing,” said Winkler. “Everything I have today started with Johnnie’s handshake and Beth’s ‘welcome aboard.’ I am eternally grateful for both.”

United States Navy

George Williams, Inventory/Shipping Coordinator at ITC’s Columbus plant served four years, including one tour in the Mediterranean as an Equipment Operator (E-O). Terri Wiggins, Shipping Manager in Phoenix served one tour of duty. In addition, Eric Smith was recognized for his service from 2007 through 2011.

“ITC has helped me expand in many areas throughout the company. I love its diversity and sense of family,” said Wiggins.

Other ITC heroes recognized during the month of November were Ron Petty and Joe Grafe for their service in the Army National Guard.

Recently, ITC Manufacturing distributed more than 200 frozen turkeys for the Thanksgiving holiday to all its employees in both Phoenix and Columbus as a way to say thank you. This event happens annually and is one of ITC’s favorite traditions.

ITC Manufacturing has been committed to hiring veterans and reservist members for a number of years and is part of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).

Connect with ITC Manufacturing on Twitter @Itcmanuf, on Facebook, and on LinkedIn. For more information on ITC’s Heroes, visit ITC’s blog here:

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Turkey Distribution 2017

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We had a GREAT day passing out over 200 frozen turkeys to our wonderful employees to enjoy with their families during the Thanksgiving holiday. Thank you to everyone who made this event possible! There were smiles all around and everyone was extremely grateful.

ITC Heroes

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In honor of , we will be recognizing our ‘ITC Heroes’ throughout the month of November, who have served and are currently serving in the U.S. Military. They will be highlighted on our blog and Twitter. Keep an eye out!


Phoenix – Heroes

  • Michael Hernandez – Marines
  • James Walker –Marines
  • Terri Wiggins – Navy
  • Tony Winkler – Marines


Phoenix – Mothers of Heroes

  • Cindy Mada –Son: Demetrius Chavez is currently in the Army
  • Katie Madsen – Son: Brock Hileman is currently in the Army


Columbus – Heroes

  • Ray Ray Limbrick – Marines
  • George Williams – Navy
  • Chuck Forsha – Army
  • Ron Coleman – Army
  • Ron Petty – Army National Guard
  • Eric Smith – Navy
  • Joe Grafe – Army National Guard

Proud Mom Moment – Son Joins U.S. Army

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Katie Madsen, Production Control Manager at ITC’s Phoenix plant, is proud to announce that her son, Brock Anthony Hileman has joined the United States Army. Brock, 17, soon to be 18 in March of 2018, will serve his first assignment in Fort Benning, Georgia. If all goes to plan, he will then transition to Ranger training. Currently, Brock is finishing his senior year of high school with two-morning classes. Throughout his teenage years, Brock has participated in high school sports such as swimming, wrestling, cross country, track, pole vaulting and discus.

With a passion for American history and a desire to be the best he can be, Brock is ready for the next chapter in his life, putting himself in the service of this great country. We are so proud to not only support an ITC family member but a strong leader who will be an advocate for this generation.

“Brock has always tried to be a leader and do the right things. He treats people the way he would want to be treated and helps wherever is needed. He is a very proud American and loves history. It is very humbling to see my son grow up to be a good man and I wish he knew how proud his stepdad and I are of him,” said Katie, Brock’s mom.

“It made my day and put the biggest smile on my face to hear this wonderful news. Just like all of us at ITC, I am sure Brock’s family is very proud. Thank you, Katie, for raising a great young man who is willing to serve his country. We are all very grateful,” said Faruk Gole, president and CEO of ITC.

We wish Brock the best of luck and stand with him, and all of the men and women who serve. We are honored and proud to be part of this great country and continue to support those who fight and have fought for our freedoms.

Good luck, Brock!

Happy Manufacturing Day!

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Happy Manufacturing Day!!!

We are honored to celebrate a day that is dedicated to modern manufacturing with all of our manufacturing friends around the country that will inspire the current and next generation of manufacturers.

ITC is proud to be part of such a strong and thriving industry and we owe it to our amazing and dedicated employees who make it all possible.

Fun fact: According to the National Association of Manufacturers, Ohio’s manufacturers generated $108.09 billion in 2015.

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