Agate Steel employees George Ferguson, Eddie Bellvado and Joe Mailboy pose for a photograph with their retiring supervisor, Brian Enos (second from left).

Community Member retires from Agate Steel after 14 years

By Tasha Silverhorn
Au-Authm Action News

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Member Brian Enos retired from Agate Steel on Tuesday, May 14. He was working for the company as a yard manager. Enos started out as a yard labor He took care of shipping, receiving and supervising.

“I worked on the forklift, moving all the material, and unloading,” said Enos. Agate, located on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, is a structural-steel fabricator and manufacturer of pre-engineered metal buildings.
His co-workers had very good things to say about Enos. They expressed their sadness as they said their goodbyes and gathered together for one last photograph.

“We’re going to miss him; he is always in good spirits and always taking care of us,” said George Ferguson. “He was definitely well organized and had really good managing skills. He maintained a positive attitude all the time, even through the hard times.”

“He taught me everything I know in the yard, and I am glad I got to learn from him,” said Eddie Bellvado.
Joe Mailboy, who also worked with Enos, said he would miss his sense of humor each day at work.

“He was very dependable,” explained Agate Steel Chief Financial Officer Nancy Palmer. “He was here every day, and we didn’t have to worry that he wasn’t going to show up because we knew he was going to be here to take care of his guys.
“He is a member of the Community, and we are happy to have employed him as long as he did,” added Palmer.

When asked what he was going to do now with all of his free time, Enos simply said, “Relax.”

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