The employees at New Millenium Building Systems in Hope recently pledged $22,000 that will benefit the United Way of Hempstead County.
The employees at New Millenium Building Systems in Hope recently pledged $22,000 that will benefit the United Way of Hempstead County. “We have always searched for areas in the community that we can support,” Brian Morehead, controller for the plant in Hope, said. “We feel the number of agencies that our local United Way supports will effectively represent our goal of becoming a local business leader and supporter,” Michael Winarta, general manager of the Hope plant said. “In addition to our employee pledges, our parent company, Steel Dynamics, Inc., will match 30 percent of our total donated, which works out to be $28,600.” New Millenium Building Systems currently employs 170 people in the Hope plant. New Millenium has accomplished several noteworthy things in 2013, according to Morehead. “We have achieved record sales in tons, record shipping tons, and record production tons,” he said. “The NMBS Hope commissioned the Steel Deck Line in February of this year, and commissioned the third joist line in May, 2013,” Winarta said. “We also attained the UL (Underwriters Laboratories) and FM (Factory Mutual) for the deck products and successfully passed the SJI certifications,” Morehead said. Winarta is originally from Indonesia and attended college at Perdue University. “I began work with New Millenium in Butler, Indiana,” he said. “I've been in the United States since 1996, and moved from Indiana, when I finished my education, to Texarkana. I assisted other managers at six plants before coming to the area.” Brian Morehead is originally from Mississippi. “I am the controller for this plant,” he said. “I've been at the plant for three years in April, and I enjoy the area.”