Meet The Garber Metrology Staff: Jim Myers

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General Manager Garber MetrologyName: Jim Myers

Birthday: October 21, 1971

Hometown:  I was born in Bellefonte, PA., but grew up in Waynesboro, PA.

Title/Position: General Manager

Number of years with current company: 10

What do you do in your position?  Oversee the day to day operations, and handle all Scale related heavy capacity sales.

What interested you originally to do the work that you do?  I had performed calibrations and electronic equipment repairs in the Army and really enjoyed it.

What is your favorite part of the work you do?  Seeing an empty spot in a field or parking lot and creating a beautiful masterpiece by installing a new truck scale!!

What is your favorite experience you had with a client or your favorite achievement is servicing a client?  Years ago I was in a truck scale pit making repairs to a Howe Richardson mechanical lever system when I heard the customer shout down the manhole and asked if I could jump out for a minute. As I made my way out of the pit the customer said ” I want you to meet my friend” as I turned to look there he was….the Chicken Man himself Frank Perdue! ( Perdue Farms) What a treat!

What are your favorite things to do when you’re not working?  I would have to say archery hunting with my son, daily walks with my wife & daughter, and working on the family farm with my Dad.

What is your favorite childhood memory?  Winning the 1981 Little League Championship in my home town.

What is your favorite food?  Pizza & Subs

What is your favorite beverage?  Diet Pepsi…..the breakfast of Champions!!

What are your 3 favorite movies?  Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Platoon, and the best for last….. Groundhog Day.

What are your 3 favorite bands?  Maroon 5, The Beach Boys, and anything from the 70’s. (Disco is Not Dead!)

What was your first concert?  Pat Benatar @ Shippensburg University

Have you ever wanted to throw a calibration weight through a wall?  Not really. I learned early in the scale business watching my service manager throw parts around the shop, and breaking a table in half when things went wrong that he was wasting a lot of energy. As I was ducking try not to get hit, I swore that I would not lead in this manner if ever given a chance!

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