The People of Omega Morgan

The guys and gals on the front lines get all the attention. They are on site, doing the work, and interacting with customers. But as in any production, there are many people behind the scenes who deserve to be recognized for their contribution to a job well done. In a movie the folks behind the camera get credit at the end of the film. This profile campaign is meant to recognize all our employees for being part of an exceptional team.

These are the people of Omega Morgan. We are proud of each and every one of them.

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EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW A GREAT MECHANIC. GET TO KNOW TODD.

Todd Mechanic

Meet Todd

Todd is a key part of what keeps us moving here at Omega Morgan. As a hydraulic and forklift mechanic, he maintains our forklifts, man lifts, tri-lifters, gantries, hydraulic power supply units, and all hydraulic jacks, skates, small tools, and shop equipment. He’s one more reason we can build strength and trust with our customers, and with each other.

Which part of your job do you love the most?
“The challenge of working on and maintaining the various pieces of equipment we have available.”

Key quote
“I’m working diligently to keep our older equipment operating and looking as best as possible.”

Outside of work
“I love spending time with my family and friends, of course. Camping, hunting, four-wheeling, riding quads and riding dirt bikes. I also love riding my Harley Davidson. I love collecting firearms, reloading, target practice, and working on hotrods and bikes.”

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Meet Bryce: AKA The Utility Knife of Omega Morgan

Bryce Sales Ops Coordinator

Meet Bryce

Bryce calls himself a utility knife. His actual job title is Sales and Operations Coordinator (but we might be willing to change that in his case). Bryce Bumgardner’s job is all about solving problems and making things easier for other members of the team. And we appreciate that — it’s all about building strength and trust.

What Bryce Does
“I assist outside sales reps with time management and handling minor details so they can focus on selling. I also help various departments within the company to ensure smooth flow with inter-company issues.”

“A Sales Ops Coordinator at Omega Morgan is kind of a utility knife of the company. You have to be able to fit in anywhere and switch gears at a moment’s notice. The primary mission of the job is to make people’s lives easier at work.”

His Measure of Success
“I love it when a task is finished, and everything went smoothly for the customer and our rep. If both of them feel like they didn’t have to lift a finger, I know I’ve done my job well.”

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Every Challenge is a Good Challenge. Get to know Lisa.

Lisa Inventory Control Manager

Meet Lisa

As our Inventory Control Manager, Lisa heads up our Industrial Storage and Warehousing business. There are a lot of moving parts to Lisa’s job: each day, you could find her taking in new assets for storage, managing the freight of customer materials, or checking inventory with her staff. Everyday is a new challenge, and Lisa wouldn’t have it any other way. We admire Lisa’s attitude; it’s the kind of mindset that builds strength and trust.

What Lisa does
“I am the head of the storage business unit. I’m responsible for profit and loss, labor, and freight in all interstate Omega Morgan warehouses. I’m also the Hillsboro facility manager.”

What part of your job do you love the most?
“I enjoy the challenges that each new day presents. It’s not usually ‘same old-same old,’ and that makes it fun! I’m delighted to have a team who enjoys working together and is up to the unique challenges every day.”

Key quote
“Remember that we are all on the same team and one person’s actions affect the whole team. The freight cycle continues, and we need a coordinated effort to stay on top of it all.”

Outside Interests
“Right now, my hobby is re-working our house. Since COVID, I’ve been baking — which is a yummy but slightly dangerous pastime.”

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Making the pieces to our success: get to know Marco

Marco Fabrication Foreman

Meet Marco

As Omega Morgan’s Fabricator Foreman, Marco is always making stuff. He and his team fabricate the pieces we need for success. When he isn’t on the shop floor, he’s behind his desk working in CAD to figure out the next project for Omega Morgan and our customers. His can-do spirit is part of the strength and trust we are building every day.

Job description
“I maintain Omega Morgan equipment using fabrication, including all upgrades needed for any job. Our team also does projects for customers—so we are always busy.”

What part of your job do you love the most?

“Working on designs in CAD, figuring out all the custom projects for Omega Morgan and our customers.”

Key quote
“I’d love to let our customers know we are very capable fabricators and we can produce just about anything they can throw at us.”

Outside Interests
“Barbecuing for my family, going camping with our quads and generally having adventures out in nature. I love the outdoors.”

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Introducing Don: Our Senior Success Shepherd

Don Senior Project Manager

Meet Don

Don’s official title is Senior Project Manager, but we like to think of him as the shepherd of a project’s success. Don manages heavy lift projects, large plant relocations and installations, multifaceted crane projects, and estimating work for large jobs. With a multi-dimensional mentality and a sharp eye for detail, he’s an essential way we build strength and trust at Omega Morgan.

Job description
“I’m Project Manager for heavy lift projects, large plant relocations or installations, long-term project work, multifaceted crane projects, and estimating large project work.”

What part of your job do you love the most?

“Being in the field with the crews, and knowing every job we are involved with is a one-of-a-kind project. We may do similar concepts, but each project has its own unique challenges. Working out those challenges in the planning stage makes it easier on the crews during the scope portion of the projects.”

Key quote
“I believe there is a misconception that I only work with the Industrial Team. The fact is, I provide PM services to all groups within Omega Morgan.”

Outside Interests
“Ice Hockey. Growing up in Minnesota you only have a few choices, and I cannot jump. Fishing for the elusive Steelhead. Golfing with my kids and friends and enjoying the great outdoors.”

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Our Master Conductor: Introducing Jeremiah

Jeremiah Dispatcher

Meet Jeremiah

Jeremiah is a dispatcher. He picks the right crew members to put into play at just the right time, right on cue. He has every instrument under the sun at his disposal. Like a conductor, he knows where and when to place each player to hit all the right notes on a project. He knows that the right timing and skills can deliver a project safely, efficiently, and beautifully. It’s like marshalling the talents of an orchestra to make powerful music. Bravo! Thank you, maestro. That’s how you build strength and trust.

What Jeremiah Does

“Line up crews and equipment for job sites. Communicate with sales and staff to advise on the status of a job about any problems that may arise, if necessary.”

What part of your job do you love the most?

“I enjoy the aspect of putting the pieces together, making sure the right people and gear are in the right spot at the right time.”

Key quote

“Communication is key.”

Outside Interests

“Just chillin’. After a day of putting complicated plans into action, I like to let my mind wander. Maybe put on some music.”

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Planning for Our Success: Introducing Jesse

Jesse Project Manager

Meet Jesse

Seneca (a Roman philosopher) said it best: “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” That’s how Jesse approaches his job as Project Manager, every day. Preparation, planning, and communication are the keys to executing a successful project. When a job gets done ahead of time, it’s because Jesse was dotting the ‘I’s and crossing the ‘T’s along the way, laying a solid foundation for “luck” when it comes. That’s the Omega Morgan way.

Job Description

“Managing all the jobs from one of Omega Morgan’s largest customers, Nike. I manage these jobs from start to finish, including quoting, inspections, and invoicing.”

What part of your job do you love the most?

“I love being involved in every aspect of the job. When the city or county inspector hands me the final inspection papers, I know that we have completed a job that sometimes takes months of planning and executing.”

Key quote

“It takes a huge amount of communication to run jobs efficiently. I receive about 20 to 40 emails a day, along with close to the same amount of phone calls and texts. Making sure the customer, dispatch, field crews, and other contractors have the information and resources they need before they need them is the key to making a job go well.”

Outside Interests

“My hobbies always include my family. Church, sports, and traveling are usually in the mix. As a family, we try to go on one road trip and an international trip every year. Last year we wanted to go to Peru in September, but COVID restrictions postponed our travel plans.”

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Project Management 101: Stay Curious

Doug Project Manager

Meet Doug

In this business, you never know what will be thrown at you. Doug takes whatever each day throws at him in stride. In fact, he enjoys the challenges he sees in his work, because he’s always learning something new. And he’ll make sure that the job gets done safely, on time, and on budget.

We enjoy Doug’s philosophy of staying curious, humble and efficient—and so do customers. That’s how you build strength and trust.

What Doug Does

“I’m a project manager. I take on each job like it’s a new assignment. I feel like I’m learning something new everyday. I enjoy making things run smoothly. On time and on budget.”

What part of your job do you love the most?

“I love learning new things and this job is always teaching me something. I also love the people I work with and we all work well together.”

Key quote

“I work with customers to ensure that their needs are met and we have a successful project. This will help us in the future with more work with those customers.”

Outside Interests

“I like to drum.”

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High Mechanical Intelligence: Introducing Logan

Logan Fleet mechanic

Meet Logan

Logan was one of those kids who was always taking things apart and putting them back together. The difference is that when he puts it back together, it works. He is part of our team of mechanics who keep things running. And when we’re running, you are too. Like many of our team members, Logan loves what he does. And his enthusiasm rubs off. That’s how you build strength and trust.

What Logan Does

“I’m a Fleet mechanic. I repair and maintain anything that rolls into the shop.”

What part of your job do you love the most?

“Not one day is the same, every day is different and full of different types of challenges and obstacles to overcome.”

Key quote

“We try our hardest to keep every piece of equipment functional for every job that [it is] needed for.”

Outside Interests

“Spending as much time as I can with my family and animals.”

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Fabricating Excellence: Introducing Juan

Juan Fabrication Foreman

Meet Juan

When he’s on the shop floor, Juan is in his element. Welding, milling, burning, rolling, forming, sawing, punching, drilling & cutting — he likes making stuff. And doing it right. You might find him consulting with one of the team members on an Omega Morgan project. Or you might find him on the computer, designing a part for one of our customers. Juan enjoys every aspect of the job. He takes pride in a job well done. And so do we.

What Juan Does

“Maintaining Omega Morgan equipment as part of the fabrication team. We don’t just fix things; we also anticipate upgrades needed for our equipment, for the long term, or any given job. We do projects for customers as well.”

What part of your job do you love the most?

“Fabrication is more than a job; it’s a life calling. I enjoy this work, and I enjoy the opportunities I have at Omega Morgan.”

Key quote

“I’d like our customers to know the capabilities of our fabrication team. We can make or repair just about anything you can throw at us. Our guys are very talented.”

Outside Interests

“I enjoy camping with my family — we have some favorite spots in Oregon and Washington. I also enjoy adventure nature, where I get to push the boundaries a little and get out of my comfort zone. Believe it or not, this helps with the job.”

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Our Man With The Plan: Introducing Austin

Austin Dispatcher

Meet Austin

Austin always tries to stay ahead of the game. Like a chess master, he’s thinking ten moves ahead. That’s the job of a dispatcher. He has to know when to send teams out and what they need to get the job done. He builds the plan with the team and then executes it with precision. He always has a winning strategy. That’s the Omega Morgan way.

What Austin Does

“Review and plan for scheduled jobs, discuss labor and equipment needs with sales and operations, collaborate with warehousing as needed – in order to transport customer freight, and work in tandem with our numerous other divisions to meet customer needs on all fronts.”

What part of your job do you love the most?

“Every day is different, new challenges and opportunities are constantly emerging.”

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The Man Who Opens Doors: Get to Know Shawn

Shawn Permit Consultant

Meet Shawn

Shawn coordinates all operation related permitting and planning within the Specialized Transportation division–and he does it with passion. That’s the epitome of leadership: making everyone else’s job easier. Thanks, Shawn.

What Shawn Does

“I am responsible for procuring transportation permits from state and local entities to ensure the safe movement of our freight commodities across the country. Internally I work with our project managers and superintendents to gather information on the load and scope of the project. I then help to identify equipment and routing. I organize all the information and submit it to the state in order to obtain permits. My job depends largely on the uniqueness of the commodity being hauled and the complexity of the routing along with the application process. I also provide quotes for the sales department to determine permit costs, escort requirements, and feasibility of the transport.”

What part of your job do you love the most?

“The best part of my job is where I work: Omega Morgan. The entire team—from the leadership and project managers to the guys out in the field—is world-class. I’ve developed some great relationships. I feel valued as an employee.”

Key Quote

“It’s the relationships that I have developed and continue to develop with state and regional officials. I enjoy going to industry meetings to learn what different states and regions are doing to streamline and modernize their permit application processes. Relationships are very important in this business because it is all about trust and integrity. We are all trying to achieve the same thing: the safe movement of freight across the country. So having that relationship is key to getting through the gridlock that sometimes exists in the permit process.”