Meet The Team: Mustang Stitcher and Trim Technician, Tam Nguyen

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21 Jul 2011

Tam Nguyen, Mustang Stitcher and Trim Technician

If you look closely at just about any of our motorcycle seats, most likely you’ll see the fine craftsmanship of Tam Nguyen, a seven-year Mustang employee who patiently places those perfectly spaced stitches and conchos onto the covers of our seats and pads. She says she absolutely loves working here, and a bonus is our New England factory’s proximity to her home and two sons. Meet one of our favorite stitchers:

Mustang: What did you do prior to coming to work for Mustang?

Tam Nguyen: I worked for Cains Pickles of South Deerfield, Mass., for three and a half years. While working there, I was a machine operator running labeling machines, packing machines, packaging machines and other duties. We had five lines of manufacturing, and I even worked in inspection.

Mustang: What attracted you to work at Mustang?

TN: It was a long commute from my home in Palmer, Mass., to South Deerfield, so I was eager to get a job closer to home. Mustang was much closer, and I really liked the working schedule of 10-hour days with overtime on Fridays. I also had two friends who were in the sewing department at that time and it was comfortable for me to join a company where I already knew some people.

Mustang: What’s the best part of your job?

TN: I honestly love everything about my job. I get to sew a wide variety of seat covers, put in studs, tie conchos, make buttons from scratch and heat stamp our logo into the material. There’s such a wide variety of tasks and I really enjoy it all.

Mustang: When you’re not working, what do you like to do in your spare time?

TN: I have two young sons who keep me very busy! Alexander is 5 years old and Adam is 3 years old. I like just being home and spending time with my family. Between my growing family and Mustang, everything is good for me right now.

Mustang: What’s your all-time favorite Mustang part or accessory?

TN: I like all of our products so I couldn’t pick a favorite.

Mustang: If you could take some time off work and ride anywhere in the world, where would you go and with whom would you go?

TN: I’d love to visit my family in Vietnam. My parents, two sisters and two brothers are there and it would mean everything to me to be able to take my sons and visit them.

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