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September 6, 2019

Tradition. Loyalty. Pride. This Is The Scot Forge Difference

Take a peek into what makes Scot Forge different, how we forge our future by succeeding or failing as a team and the tradition of the SPIKE Award.

Tradition. Loyalty. Pride. When you have a company with more than 125 years of history, tradition, loyalty and pride become infused in not only the culture, but the employees themselves. At Scot Forge, you can sense the essence of tradition, the vigor of loyalty and the notion of pride the moment you arrive at any of our three facilities. This has much to do with the fact that we are an employee-owned (ESOP) company and have been for more than 40 years.  

Employee-ownership means that we forge our future by succeeding or failing as a team, which is significantly impacted by the principles above. We must take pride every day in what we do and how we do it to succeed in creating the best possible outcomes for our customers that extend beyond simply forgings. After all, what we develop impacts lives through strengthening infrastructure, improving aerospace designs, powering the world through mined commodities and bolstering our national defense

Furthermore, for success, we must have loyalty internally to hold ourselves and each other to high standards. To achieve these standards, we leverage each other’s strengths, exhibit servant leadership in all that we do and attack the problem, not the person, which would not be possible without trust. Our loyalty to our customers is another facet of success. What we do would not be possible if we weren’t devoted to delivering high-quality, essential forged solutions on time, as promised. 

Finally, establishing pride and developing loyalty couldn’t take place without tradition. At Scot Forge, “plaid is pride” it is our tradition to wear plaid to honor the Scottish roots of Pete “Spike” Georgeson, our ESOP founder.  Plaid also represents the way we rely on each other through success and failure, and the way that we unite with our customers. Another tradition is the recognition and reward of employee-owners who demonstrate the values of commitment and contribution with the SPIKE Award. 

The SPIKE Award was founded in 1987 and named in honor of Pete. It celebrates employee-owners who have gone above and beyond the call of duty for the past year. Once a year, around August, employee-owners vote for fellow employee-owners who make an impact daily and truly embody the Scot Forge values of safety, personal accountability, integrity, continuous improvement, learning and collaboration. 

By living these values daily, our employee-owners have created an environment that has surpassed just a job or a place to work and formed a family. Some employee-owners have been with Scot Forge right out of high school and are retiring after a 25-year career. While others have worked in different industries who now call Scot Forge home.  But, we all work toward one common goal, to leave our company better than we found it. 

Congratulations and thank you to this year’s SPIKE Award winners! 

To learn more about Scot Forge and the opportunities we have in machining, forge, heat treat, operations, engineering or office positions call us or take a look at our careers page.