Gary Schmidt Celebrates Retirement after 45 years in the Industry

coastal gary schmidtGary began his career in the Welding & Industrial Gas business more than four decades ago. In 1969, he was hired at Big Three Industries; by then owner Harry Smith. Gary went on to add to his resume with employment at Rotor Tool, Cooper Industries, Universal Wire Works, PowCon, Hobart and most recently Coastal Welding Supply for 13 years.

Gary plans to enjoy his retirement with his wife of 48 years, Ruth, and their two children and five grandchildren. Gary may find himself working harder in retirement than his 45 years of employment! He plans to continue his active community service by volunteering at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Houston, Houston Memorial Park, Houston Food Bank and the Fort Worth Nature Center while working around his home and property and spoiling the grandkids.

“Your Coastal Welding family wishes you only the best Gary…thanks for the memories!”