Employee Spotlight: Nelson Lòpez

August 25th, 2021

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Not your traditional job shop foundry, Buck Company blends technology and innovation with a production approach to deliver ferrous and non-ferrous castings. At the heart of our operation, you’ll find our dedicated and talented team.

They embody our mission and the values that have made us a leader in the industry for over 70 years – and a Foundry for the Future.

Employee Spotlight: Nelson Lopez


Quick Facts About Nelson

Department: Maintenance

Years with Buck Company: 27

Fun Fact: Nelson is a locksmith.



Q: What does your role at Buck Company entail?

A: I do machine maintenance, I train, I problem-solve, and I troubleshoot machinery.

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Q: Can you tell us about your favorite project you’ve worked on since your time with Buck Company?

A: One of our projects was to get (rails) on a continuematic. We discussed it, planned it, and accomplished the task at hand, it was a good experience. Teamwork.

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Q: Describe what it’s like working at Buck Company in 5 words.

A: Working for Buck is satisfying, creative, daring, friendly, and supportive.


Q: Why would you recommend working at Buck Company to a friend?

A: If I can enjoy what I do, so can a friend.

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Q: What’s the best advice you can give you someone who’s just starting their career?

A: Don’t stop at nothing, be the best you can be.

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Q: What is your favorite memory working at Buck Company?

A: Everything, from all employees, to all of you.

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Q: What drew you to Buck Company initially and how has Buck changed since?

A: My uncle worked here at Buck for 13 or 14 years, he asked me to give Buck a call and I’ve been here ever since! Buck has done some great improvements through the years. From hand molding to machinery…etc.

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Q: How has Buck Company helped you in your career development?

A: Buck has helped me achieve great skills throughout my life and I’m thankful every day.


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Buck Company is not a traditional job shop foundry. We blend technology and innovation with a production approach to the job shop market – and we’re growing! Join our world-class foundry team.

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