Lucas Allen – AppLab™ Specialist, Building Products Market
Occupation: appLab™ Specialist, Building Products Market
Industry: Thermoplastic Sheet Manufacturing
Employer: Sekisui SPI
City Where You Work: Bloomsburg, PA
Please tell us about what do you do and how long you have been doing it.
After working on the Production Floor for four years, I now assist customers, sales members, regional business managers, and customer collaboration specialists with product selection, physical property questions, product applications, and capabilities, etc. I also work in our lab performing physical property testing and application testing to ensure that our products meet and exceed our customers’ needs.
How did you get into your career in manufacturing?
After 15 years in the construction industry as a carpenter, seven of those being self-employed, I decided to search for a job that provided a level of pay, benefits, and job security that would allow me to better provide for my family. SEKISUI SPI offered all of those, as well as ample opportunity for career advancement within the company.
How would you describe a typical day at work?
Typically, my days are spent answering emails, gathering and machining sample materials for testing, performing tests and gathering data from the sample materials and continued efforts to maintain and improve documents/information supplied to our customers.
What do you love most about what you do for your job?
I love the opportunities presented to help answer questions from customers and sales members. When given the chance to answer an email or phone call from someone with questions, and at the end of the day, they are sincerely thanking you for supplying with them with useful information and guidance. The ability to guide our customers in better use and application of our products is fulfilling.