Expanding Production to Better Meet Your Mulch Needs
T.H. Glennon, a mulch colorant supplier is proud to announce the promotion of Gerry Short from Plant Engineer to General Manager. Gerry came to T.H. Glennon has 30 years of manufacturing experience and holds an Electrical Engineering Degree from UMass Lowell. Brian Shea, President and owner of T.H. Glennon stated, “As a leading supplier of mulch colorants, recognizing talent and rewarding our employees for their outstanding contributions is very important to us. Every day our employees focus on how we can better serve our customers. Gerry has been instrumental by increasing our capacity, while surpassing our quality production metrics. This is a well-deserved promotion and I am happy that Gerry is on board as a member of our Senior Management Team.”
Significant Contributions at T.H. Glennon
Mr. Short joined T.H. Glennon fifteen months ago and has made significant contributions. When asked, “Why did you decide to join T.H. Glennon?” Gerry replied, “T.H. Glennon is a company primed for growth in a growing industry. It was clear to me how much the organization values their customers and are committed to delivering superior mulch colorants. I have been instrumental in growing organizations in the past and know I can make a significant contribution here. I am looking forward to servicing our customers and ensuring T.H. Glennon’s market leadership position, as an excellent mulch colorant manufacturer.”
Mr. Short, who came to T.H. Glennon from Valspar Paints, is well versed in manufacturing superior colorants. He has used these skills to enhance T.H. Glennon’s mulch colorants and increase our quality and overall production capacity. When looking at the overall production process as a mulch colorant supplier, Gerry’s first action was to improve and standardize overall operating procedures. With his significant manufacturing experience, he knew exactly what needed to be done to improve our internal processes and increase production while increasing efficiency, quality and improving the delivery cycle.
Expansion of Mulch Colorant Production
Mr. Short has been instrumental in T.H. Glennon’s significant investment in expanding our mulch colorant production capacity. He has also increased our automation capabilities in the production process. In the first 15 months, the following production and processes improvements include:
- Installing new dispersion and blending equipment which has increased T.H. Glennon’s blending capacity by 50%
- New grinding and milling equipment, increasing T.H. Glennon’s milling capacity by 45%
- Streamlined internal order entry and manufacturing and delivery processes
- Hired additional truck drivers to improve delivery times
- Improved finished goods inventory levels and shipments
- Hired additional manufacturing personnel
At T.H. Glennon, we continue to challenge ourselves to better serve our customers and pushing for quality improvement is no exception. For that reason, Gerry hired Angela Atkinson who holds the position of Quality Control Manager. Ms. Atkinson comes to T.H. Glennon with twenty-four years’ experience in the field of chemistry. She holds a B.S. degree from Salem State University in Biology and Chemistry and most recently worked for Lubrizol and B.F. Goodrich. Ms. Atkinson has successfully implemented quality standards that have positioned T.H. Glennon for scalability and repeatability. These metrics will be key to T.H. Glennon’s growth and ability to continually meet and exceed our customers’ quality standards.
Customers Come First
At T.H. Glennon, our customers come first and we are working hard to help you grow a profitable colored mulch business. We are delighted to have Mr. Short as a member of our leadership team and are committed to delivering the best mulch colorants to our customers that provide higher yields and superior longer lasting colors.
As a mulch expert in Massachusetts, T.H. Glennon is always ready when the season hits. Submit your inquiry or give us a call at 978-465-7222 to learn how we can help you grow your mulch colorant business and improve your profitability.