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D.L. Martin Co. Recognizes Nikolay Romashkevich

D.L. Martin Co.’s Employee of the Month Nikolay Romashkevich (left), is congratulated by his supervisor, Zach Farley.

D.L. Martin Co. recognizes Nikolay Romashkevich as Employee of the Month for July. Nikolay lives in Hagerstown and has been with the company for 12 years. He is a Machine Operator in the CNC Department. His supervisor, Zach Farley, is a Production Supervisor who has been with the D.L. Martin Co. for 4 years.

To eliminate the excessive cycle time when machining journals on the Mazak QT 350 Lathe, Nikolay suggested machining the parts on the Mori Seiki SL-65 Lathe where better gripping in the jaws will eliminate a roughing pass by allowing more material to be removed in a pass.

D.L. Martin Co. also recognizes Scott Biddinger and Tony Miller for their suggestions implemented through the company’s Continual Improvement Program in July.


Timothy S. Barrick 1959-2024

Born June 13, 1959 in Carlisle, Tim was a milk truck driver, and was the owner operator of Timothy S. Barrick Inc., of Newville. 

Betty Lou Raukko 1946-2024

Betty was a self-employed artist and poet.  A Quaker-Methodist, she was known as the “Bonnet Lady.”   She is remembered as a loving, kind, happy person.

John E. Coffin 1939-2024

John was a self-employed house painter for most of his career, but later he worked at Gettysburg College in the grounds keeping department.

Ruby LaVern Seville 1940-2024

Ruby was a homemaker most of her life, but did work at the Sagner Company, as well as Johnnies Diner, and for the McConnellsburg School District in the Cafeteria.

Joseph Irvin Sharar 1930-2024

Joseph was a 1949 graduate of Mercersburg High School. A US Marine Corps veteran, he served honorably during the Korean War.

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