An Industrial Career for Patrick Laborde at RoyOMartin OSB Mill Leads to Successful MentoringOn October 21, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
My name is Patrick Laborde. I work at
Oakdale OSB. I’m on D team in heat and energy and I’m also Team Leader Relief.
I started on the cleanup crew I stayed there for several weeks. There was a
position open on shift so I went to D Team in the blender building. I mastered
the blender building. I got my two heat and energy raises outside. Then I got my
operator raises. I mastered the system and then I went over to the forming line
I got my forming line raise. Then after that, maybe about four or five years ago
I started team leader relief. I’ve been mentoring a lot of people. Training them in
the heat and energy area. I have a lot of mentors here. Everybody’s real
helpful. Everybody wants to see you do better. Everybody’s go to is
probably Marty. He’s like a dad or a grandfather.
Once you get past him being a little intimidating he’s real truthful. He’ll
be honest with you. He’ll help you get the answers you need
even if he doesn’t know them. I remember a long time ago Marty told me, if you
want to be a forklift driver you can be a forklift driver, but if you want to do
better, we’re gonna let you do better here. I saw that a lot of people wanted
to help me in my path so I try to help others grow in their path. I believe that’s
how we become world-class. I’m Patrick Laborde and I’m glad somebody believed in me.