Arkansas – Maintenance manager relies on resiliency of Tenaris plant team in Arkansas

It was 13 years ago Dustin Broglin participated in a job fair at University of Missouri-Rollahis alma mater.

“They were new to the area in 2009. I’ve heard good things about Tenaris invest in a facility in the rural northeast Arkansassays Broglin, senior director of engineering and maintenance at by Tenaris mill in Hickman, AR. “That excitement was something I wanted to be part of. It was also important for me to start my career close to home where I have a support system.

by Tenaris aiming to develop strong connections in his communities where he operates helped Broglin take his initial position as a global intern. “We’re a big community because we know all the industrial facilities here and we know all the people who work there.” He recalls one interaction that had the biggest impact on his decision: “I had a mentor with personal experience Tenaris who told me “Dustin, all your offers are good, but Tenaris is going to be willing to make an investment in you that no other company you’ve received an offer from is going to make”.

Hickman is where Broglin says he learned that challenges at work are sometimes circumstantial, and it’s where he developed a strong nerve for resilience during market lulls when production demand is low.

Tenaris as a whole is resilient,” he admits. “My resilience is really – it’s a product of their resilience. Having a business that will sacrifice short-term wins for long-term success instills in us the ability to be resilient. Hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel But knowing that I work for an organization that will support us in the event of an outage – and offer us all the resources we need to find a solution – makes it easier.

There is no doubt that Broglin believes his development at Hickman is grounded in the personal relationships he has with his peers. “I work with a team of people that I consider to be at the highest level of talent. Tenaris doing our best to support everyone and keep them safe, not just when they’re at work, but at home, that’s the most important pillar we have in our culture,” he says. “Hickman has a place in my heart because that’s where I’ve worked most of my professional career. We learn from the losses, celebrate the victories and help each other through these times. We have become very close to each other here – sometimes wrongly so. We rarely all have the same idea on a subject, but we all have enough admiration and respect for each other to know that we are only giving our opinion. In the end, between our different perspectives, we will find a solution that will work. Whatever successes I’ve had – or anyone here has had – he’s not an individual. It is the effort of the whole team.

Discussing the lessons he learned from those interactions, he credits the factory culture, “I’ve never been the most athletic or the smartest. I had to fill these deficits with hard work. The whole team here feels the same. We are all where we are today because of our work ethic. We are committed to doing not only what we are asked to do, but also what we know is right to do.

Broglin also credits his successes to the support system around him.

Tenaris had a profound impact on Broglin’s personal and professional career. His plans for the future are based on Tenaris and he plans to continue to strengthen the strongest aspects of the plant. “We have several leaders, particularly at Hickman, who may not be in the highest position in the organization, but you know this individual motivates his team. You know you can call on them and they will give you all the support they can. I consider it successful. It’s something that I still work on every day.