The Masonry Association of Florida BLOCK-toberfest event was on Friday, October 26, 2018 at the Maschmeyer Concrete Company of Florida Debary block plant with Block Strong as a sponsor. Troy Maschmeyer, Steve Bishop, Donna Hinson and Matt Sitter are pictured alongside legislators Rene Plasencia and Stockton Reeves.
Not only is Hank Libby 90 years old and working full-time, five-and-a-half days a week, but he’s worked at the same company for 65 years.
Go to Maschmeyer Concrete and you’ll see him fixing forklifts or whatever heavy machinery needs attention. Until a few years ago, you could see him climbing on top of 62-foot-tall silos to fix things.
“Finally I told Hank, ‘you probably shouldn’t climb anymore,’ ” said company president Troy Maschmeyer Jr., whose father hired Hank five years before Troy was born.
Libby, a Korean War veteran, hails from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. His grandfather owned sawmills and farms and Hank’s father also was a farmer, in Sault Ste. Marie, on the Canadian border.
Troy’s father, Troy Maschmeyer Sr., was a builder in that area. Sr. came looking for equipment at a company where Libby worked and was impressed with the young man’s knowledge of machinery.
As the story goes, Maschmeyer offered Libby a job, but Libby replied, ’Sir, as long as this man I work for has a job for me, I’m loyal and I’m going to work for him.”
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Concrete provides a solid foundation for modern life, according to a Treasure Coast expert on building materials.
“Our society could not exist without concrete,” said Troy W. Maschmeyer Jr., president and CEO of Maschmeyer Concrete. “We need it to build bridges, dams, power plants, water treatment facilities, stores, offices, warehouses and homes. It’s really a necessity in our lives.”
On the Treasure Coast, Maschmeyer Concrete is an invaluable resource for residential builders, commercial developers and government agencies, serving more than 2,600 different customers in all market segments.