Five Questions with Nathan, Conventional Fixer Trainee.

It takes a lot of knowledge to be an expert in any department, but Nathan has got what it takes. We caught up with him earlier this week and got to know our Conventional Fixer Trainee.

1.Have you always worked in manufacturing? No. I started working in construction, then I worked in retail for awhile. I was referred to Draper Knitting by Justin who works in the carding department. I started working in blending and carding, then eventually moved over to knitting.

2. What is your role within the knitting department? I work mostly in the conventional room. My job is essentially to be a back up to Rick, the Knitting Supervisor, and learn all aspects of knitting.

3. Favorite style to run? Style 1829. It’s a personal protection fabric.

4. What do you like about working in the conventional room? It’s fascinating seeing something as simple as cones of yarn being turned into fabric. Also, while some of the machines are very similar, if you start changing certain components, they can run differently or produce very different fabrics.

5. What do you do when you’re not at work? I like to bowl and spend time with my niece.