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Rodger retires from RPC after more than four decades

Rodger Fritzsche, centre, received gifts from colleagues on his retirement from RPC Containers Ltd. Bruce Margetts, who is in charge of the company's UK sites, made the presentation. EMN-140616-074145001

Rodger Fritzsche, centre, received gifts from colleagues on his retirement from RPC Containers Ltd. Bruce Margetts, who is in charge of the company's UK sites, made the presentation. EMN-140616-074145001

Things at one of Market RAsen’s biggest employers, RPC Containers Ltd, has changed over the last four decades - and one man has been there to see it all.

Now, technical manager Rodger Fritzsche is retiring after almost 45 years at the company.

“I have enjoyed my time with RPC and have had great job satisfaction,” said Rodger.

“When you see a product from the start of development right through to being out in shops that gives you a real buzz.”

When he joined the business on June 15 1970, Rodger was a toolroom engineer,the company was based in King Street and it was part of Smith & Nephew.

Since then, it has moved to Gallamore Lane and undergone a number of name changes too.

And over the years, Rodger has been involved in a number of innovative packaging creations, including the container of the Polo ‘holes’.

To mark Rodger’s retirement colleagues and friends gathered in the Nags Head, where Bruce Margetts, former general manager at Market Rasen and now responsible for all the company’s UK sites, made the presentation.

“While the rest had fanciful ideas, Rodger was always the stabilising influence,” he said.

“His attention to detail and development skills have been fundamental in making the site what it is today.”

And as for Rodger, he is now looking forward to spending more time with his wife and grandchildren, as well as enjoying his many hobbies.

 

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