An official announcement will be out soon. But I met Matt Carr, from Car Industries Cabinets and Countertops at OMC this week. Effective January, 1st, he will be the new owner of OMC. His wife, Elena, has been an OMC team member for quite sometime now. Those of you who know Matt, are aware that he was the Cabinet Shop General Manager at Country Coach for quite awhile during peak manufacturing. As OMC has such a large population of ex CC employees - they all know each other well. Should be a good mix. Jim Cooley and Matt seem to have good chemistry.
Another couple, and my wife and I, really were impressed with Matt getting involved in the work. He had spent quite a bit of time in this couples coach, working the floor tile with a fellow OMC member. Now that's a positive sign, when owner's are willing, able and more importantly - welcomed by the staff, into the problem solving and actual work. (And not seen as often as it should be.)
While for sure knowing Country Coaches well, they've always been known as a quality shop with many SOB's always in work too
We had our normal very positive visit. And yeah, things happen, that's just the way things go when a problem is till in the debug phase. A company/staff's response to problems along the way - is what separates marginal companies form quality ones!
OMC is a class act - they care.
Best to OMC in this new chapter, and thanks to Bob Lee, and Terry. Never met either of the OMC Lee's - but sure appreciated what they created with OMC - a legacy culture I trust will continue.