Interviews with Current Employees
Let us introduce some of our staff. Read about their work and what they think of it, their goals, their dreams, and the things they’ve overcome along the way.
I do part of the preparation that needs to be done before weaving can begin, called reed threading. I take the stainless-steel wires and thread them through the reed.
The reed looks like a metal brush with teeth lined up inside a frame. Reed threading can be done by hand using a magnifying glass and threading one wire at a time, or you can use a machine to do it. In the pre-production department, we handle all the preparation that needs to be done before weaving can begin.
First of all, it’s a nice workplace, and you can work and raise a family. You can take paid holidays for care work, and there are a lot of us here with children, so we support each other, and help out at work when one of us has to take time off suddenly.
The atmosphere at work is nice. We bring our families to our summer festival events. There are even kid friendly company events like bingo competitions and field days, even barbeques. It’s a good company that cares about families.
It’s very small and detailed work, so my eyes often feel tired. And, as for threading stainless steel wires through the reed, the scale is so minuscule that you can work for the whole day and only thread 4cm worth. It’s easy to forget everything else, and it takes so much concentration that it is quite tiring work, but once you finish all the threading, you feel a great sense of accomplishment. Preproduction is the beginning of the process, so if you make a mistake, you can’t go back to fix it. So at any rate, we need to be as careful and precise as possible.
To tell the truth, I worked for Asada Mesh before, for seven years. I quit when I got married and came back after 10 years. I did work part time at a different company during that time, but when I saw an opportunity to return to Asada Mesh, I took it.
After all, the stability of being a company employee is better than being a part-timer, and it’s an environment women can strive in, so I’m very thankful that they accepted me back and I’m enjoying being back.
Someone who can work continuously on the same project. The size of the wires varies, but the thickest wire we use is still only two times the thickness of human hair. The thinnest we use is 6 times thinner. We thread those wires into the reed, so someone with good dexterity, and who likes detailed work would be a perfect fit. I’m the kind of person who likes to lose myself in my work, and I feel I’m a good match.
I’m a baseball mom. I support them by preparing snacks and drinks and making sure they don’t overdo it during the summer season. It’s fun watching my kids growing up.