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Coating Technician Danny Cinnamon Knows How to Spice Up the Day

Danny Cinnamon

Meet Danny Cinnamon, a long-tenured employee at GWS-Florida, who helps make work there much more fun for everyone.

Since 2011, Danny has tackled nearly every production job there is on the GWS shop floor. That includes everything from laser etching and cleaning tools to assisting the team with our CNC machines. If it needed to be done (even if it was cleaning the bathrooms), Danny made up his mind to do it, and do it well.

He remembers when we had a solo gig as GW Schultz, and has experienced every acquisition and expansion since! “Think where we’ll be in another 15 years or so,” he said. “And we got in on the ground floor. That’s pretty cool.”

Know your Coating Tech

Now Danny is our Coating Technician at GWS Headquarters in Florida. He is responsible for the application of a multitude of GWS coatings, including AlTiN, NaCo, NaCro and ZrN, to name just a few. And with a brand new PVD coating vessel hitting the floor this March, this list will be growing even larger!

When you ask Danny what he likes most about his job, he just says with a smile, “Everything.” You can’t find a more positive outlook from anyone in the shop and that’s what helps GWS maintain our high level of success. He says “The best way to have a good day is to make a co-worker smile.”

When you ask his supervisors about him, they say that Danny is one of the most dedicated workers here, “He even has a GWS sticker on his truck,” one of them commented.

We couldn’t be prouder to have someone like Danny on our team!

Work Hard. Play Hard. 

When he’s not doting on his love for GWS, Danny loves spending time with Pepper, his wonderful wife of 21 years. They rush off whenever they can to spend time at one of their favorite spots, Rocky Top, Tennessee. Danny and Pepper enjoy going up to the mountains, staying in cabins and even hiking on the trails up in the Smoky Mountains. (Danny says to go to Cade’s Cove, if you’re visiting!) The outdoor life in Tennessee is only one of their passions. If there is a Tennessee Volunteers football game on, you can bet Danny and Pepper will be leading the cheers (Go Vols!)

When they aren’t in Tennessee, you can find them relaxing at home watching The Walking Dead, anything on the ID Discovery channel or indulging in a good Hallmark Movie with their 3 Dachshunds – Penny, Lillo Peep and Ladybug.

Interested in a Career at GWS Tool Group?

If you think Danny has a good thing going and want in on the action, we are always looking for talented and driven individuals to work at one of our 6 manufacturing locations. Browse open jobs here.