Focus on: Bob Cheskey

WritingWorks, Ltd., August 2011

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When Bob turned 18, he needed a job and began spending summers in the foundry with his father, shaking out solidified metal from molds at night and gaining hands-on experience in pattern storage.

Those early summer jobs were only the beginning of his lifelong vocation in foundries. Although Bob moved away to study mechanical engineering at Norwich University in Vermont, he returned to Connecticut to assist his family after his father fell ill. In 1966, Bob enlisted in the army; he would spend the next three years stationed around the world, with stops in Fort Eustis, Va. and Ft. Hood, Texas, as well as overseas stints in South Korea and Germany.

Stateside once again, Bob returned to the industry he knew best.