Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


Contractor Spotlight: From Sheet Metal Fabrication to a Lean, Mean, Donut-Making Machine

Jun 20, 2018


KSM Metal Fabrication team x300The workers at KSM Metal Fabrication, in Troy, Ohio, recently traded in their hard hats for oven mitts and jumped on the bandwagon to make donuts for a good cause.

Earlier this month, the entire company volunteered to make strawberry donuts for the Troy Music Boosters to sell at the 42nd annual Troy Strawberry Festival.

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Everyone across the organization including sales reps, purchasing, apprentices, welders, fabricators, classifieds and journeyman joined Kathy Kerber, KSM president, to help.  They learned the entire process from making the batter to frying the donuts, to adding the glaze and boxing them up, making more than 14,400 donuts during their 4-hour shift.

The money generated went toward the music programs (band, choir and orchestra) in the Troy City School system.  Nearly 200,000 donuts are sold to support this program each year.

KSM Metal Fabrication has a strong history of giving back to their community. In fact, community is one of the core values of the company.IMG_0689 200x267

The KSM team had so much fun, they have already volunteered to make donuts again next year and will be thinking of applying their engineering skills to increase the efficiency of the donut making process!