Foreman Focus Friday: Matt Weishaar

Mar 29, 2019 | Source: Hermanson Marketing Feature Photo Credit // Matt Weishaar | Foreman Focus Friday

For Hermanson Sheet Metal Foreman, Matt Weishaar, life is best lived on or near the water!

Whether it is living in Tacoma aboard his new 43-foot yacht or working at one of Google’s Lakefront Block projects, Matt is enjoying the strides he has made in his career from the water’s edge.

Growing up in Sumner, Matt started early in the trades with prompting from family. After working as a material handler, he finished his five year Local 66 Sheet Metal apprenticeship and has worked for Hermanson twenty-five years of his thirty-year career.

During that time, Matt has developed a specialty working on hospital and clean room projects. He has an excellent understanding of the complexities and responsibilities associated with these unique projects. When asked about one of his favorite Hermanson projects, Matt responded, “I enjoyed the Puyallup Matsushita clean room project. Hermanson built one of only two First Class clean rooms in the world! Tooling the clean room and hooking up million-dollar machines to different types of ventilations systems was exciting.” Matt says the most important aspect of his job is creating calm out of chaos.

One of Matt’s two grown daughters is also working toward a career in the trades. She has heeded her father’s prompting to explore a career that regularly allows craftsman to experience new projects and challenges, and work with different groups of people.

When not working, Matt and his longtime companion, Tanya, can be found relaxing, enjoying family and heading back to the water.