Photo: Staff Writer
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Jobs alert: Furniture manufacturers hiring in Butler County

Hamilton Case Works and Maverick Desk are looking to hire.

The company was founded in 1966 as Hamilton Sorter, a manufacturer of mailroom furniture.

“As market conditions and customer needs changed, we modified our core products to commercial cabinetry (case goods) for healthcare, institutional, and corporate needs,” said Nick Trelka, vice president of systems and operations.

Maverick Desk was founded in 1992, making office furniture on a business model of speed, selection, and service. Workstream is the parent company that ties together Maverick Desk and Hamilton Casework Solutions.

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Both plants are located on Production Drive just off Ohio 4 in Fairfield and employ 75 people in all.

The two companies are holding a hiring event from 1 to 4 p.m. July 17 at OhioMeansJobs-Fairfield, 4631 Dixie Highway, Fairfield. Full-time positions available including shipping/receiving clerk, solid surface fabricator, laminator operator and aluminum saw & drill operator.

On-the-spot interviews will be conducted and job offers will likely be made on the spot, as well.

For these positions and others, save time by applying in advance at www.hamiltoncs.com . Click on careers and apply under the “2019 Job Fair” listing.

We asked Trelka about the challenges facing the companies when it comes to finding new hires. Here’s what he had to say:

Q: What’s the biggest challenge facing Hamilton CS/Maverick and others in the industry and how is the company uniquely positioned to address that challenge?

A: “Commercial furniture is an import-heavy market. We celebrate the fact that we can build furniture and cabinetry worldwide from the USA. A big differentiator is embracing technology. While our product is still very hands-on and custom, Workstream is adapting to new technologies and tools to stay relevant and competitive.”

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Q: Some job seekers are concerned about the limits of advancement within a company or an industry. To what degree can your employees advance from entry-level roles to be promoted to greater positions within the company?

A: “Because we focus on custom solutions, we value a flexible skillset, a desire to learn, and a focus on quality. We want team members who want to advance and have a self-start drive. We have engineers that started as machine operators here, and there are many functions and opportunities available as our company grows.”

Q: What’s the most prevalent roadblock the company encounters when it comes to hiring and what can jobseekers do to remedy that situation?

A: “The biggest roadblock we see is obtaining the talent for growth. It is a competitive and thin talent pool currently. We have many career employees retiring each year, which we need to replace with committed team members. With growing capacity and some new energy, Hamilton Casework Solutions and Maverick Desk will be building into the next half century.”

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