Happy Retirement, Dwight!

Today, we started saying “See you later” to one of HPI’s best, Dwight Haines as he starts a new journey:



Dwight is a Journeyman Patternmaker and acquired his certificate for “Machinist- Tool Maker”  August 24, 1973. He worked in Van Wert for awhile and then moved to Fort Wayne Foundry/Cole Pattern. Dwight happened to be neighbors with our owner, Keith Gerber, and after some convincing Keith got Dwight to join the HPI team.


Dwight is HPI’s Support Coordinator at HPI and has been an asset to the team since his first day back in 2009. Dwight is a wizard in Microsoft Excel and brought his knowledge to HPI, greatly enhancing our internal workbooks. Having been in the industry for many years, he also brought a wealth of knowledge about quality.

Dwight spends most of his time in the quality room, acting as our laser scanning guru and 3D sand testing expert. His years of skills and knowledge is very impressive and his willingness to share that knowledge with others is inspiring to see. Dwight has spent time at local high schools and job fairs showing students how to use the 3D scanner and how it applies to the industry. Dwight, and his wealth of knowledge, will be missed by all of us at HPI. 


Everyone at HPI wishes you a relaxing and happy retirement. You have been a joy to learn from and work alongside. Your years of hard work here are much appreciated and we are very grateful. Your work truly has made a lasting impact, and has changed the company for the better in many ways. Enjoy every minute of your retirement!

The Hoosier Pattern Family