Material Sciences Corporation’s Richard “Dinosaur” Moore was featured in the September 22, 2015 issue of “The Vindicator” for his longstanding employment at Material Sciences Corporation in the Canfield, OH Coating Facility . Coming up on his 50th anniversary this year, Moore is celebrated as a valued member of the team. 

After serving two years in the Army, Moore worked at a local factory but got laid off in 1965. Thankfully, Canfield Coating had a job for him. He worked his way up, and the company put him through electrician school. He then got into the maintenance department at the plant.

Over the past half-century, new equipment replaced old, and he learned new technology and continued to maintain it. The three-shift plant operates 24 hours a day, so if something breaks in the middle of the night, Moore is always ready to work. The plant has three lines: an electro-galvanzing line where zinc is bonded with steel to protect against corrosion, a paint line and a trim line.

Moore said he still likes his job, but from the looks of it, it’s clear he really loves it. Paint stains his boots. His worn shirt is emblazoned with his name. He has the rough hands of a working man.

Still, his smile and attitude warmed the room Monday. His family might want to see him hang up his hard hat, but he says he’ll keep working until he can no longer do the job.

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