Rennie E. Woodall
Coal Mine Services, Recruited to Superior Metal Works in 1997 as Foreman, Rennie advanced to General Foreman in 2011. He supervises the company’s machinists, welders, and sales and service representatives. After graduating from high school, Rennie joined the U.S. Marine Corps, rising to the rank of Sergeant in charge of troops specializing in demolition. He served in Vietnam, earning two purple hearts, a Navy Commendation Medal, and a Presidential Unit Citation. Rennie is very well known in the local community here in Madisonville.
Returning home, Rennie enrolled in Nashville Auto-Diesel College (now Lincoln College of Technology) where he earned certification as a welder. His first job out of college was as Head of the Layout Department at Modern Welding Company in Madisonville, Kentucky. He advanced further in position and skill development at a select group of companies including Island Creek Coal Company, Saturn Machine and Welding Company, and Watson Brothers Industries Inc. With what he describes as a natural talent for mechanical / technical work, he gained experience leading teams engaged in welding, fabrication, heavy equipment operation and repair, and building original components. At Kentucky Coal Processing, for example, he designed, built, and installed a coal train load cart system, supervising a crew of nine.
Today, Rennie oversees the quality and timeliness of Superior Metal Works’ repair and fabrication production – handling complex, exacting projects like removing a casting from a Komatsu excavator, and replacing and realigning the boom with a new casting; or cutting, forming, fabricating, and fitting a new blade to a bulldozer. He also guides Superior’s customer proposals and estimates; and has responsibility for employee hiring and retention.
Rennie serves on the Advisory Board of Madisonville Community College.