For nearly 90 years, Numberall has provided custom stamping tools for clients around the globe. We attribute this longevity to our high-quality marking products and also to the hard work and commitment of our employees — some of whom have been working at Numberall for over three decades. Topping the list is John French, who is going on almost five full decades of employment with Numberall. To celebrate his achievements, we’ve dedicated this staff spotlight to John and his accomplishments.
John French began his 49 year career at Numberall in 1970. While John started out in a machine shop in Waterville, he soon found himself wishing to cut back on his commute. Numberall was closer, and the rest is history. Since 1970, John has held several positions at Numberall, getting his hands on nearly every piece of equipment Numberall has and developing a broad skill set. John has operated surface grinders, Blanchard grinders, milling machines, and drill presses, to name a few. This versatility, combined with a willingness to take on new tasks, has made John one of Numberall’s most valued employees. While day-to-day John works with a variety of machines depending on project needs, his favorite is the milling machine, where he gets to see products come to life through the old-fashioned processes he’s known and used his whole career. Above all else, John takes pride in making modern, high-quality products using tools such as these, and is always ready to overcome any challenge that comes his way.
As the longest-standing Numberall employee, John has seen many changes in the building and operations, as well as three generations of Bayerdorffer leadership. However, he isn’t in poor company — many Numberall employees have been with our team for 35 years or more, creating a tight-knit team that feels like a family. This feeling of “togetherness” is one reason that John has dedicated almost 50 years to working at Numberall. He says that working at Numberall is a true team effort — working together to understand projects and meet each client’s needs. John is an integral part of our team at Numberall and the togetherness that John explains is one of the many reasons why we have been able to produce marking equipment for 89 years.