Gordy Swan has been a crusher mechanic and fabricator for 30 years, working from Northern California to Alaska. One of the most challenging jobs he did was on St Paul Island on the Bering Sea. Gordy was also in the operating engineers’ union and operated a variety of heaving equipment, his favorite being scrapers. He worked for Port Orchard Sand & Gravel in Washington State for several years before deciding to start his own business, and Swan’s Fabrication and Crusher Repair was born.
In 2008, love brought Gordy to Oregon, so he closed up shop, moved to Albany, Oregon, and married his wife Suzy (his high school sweetheart). While working for JCI in Eugene in 2014, Gordy was sent to Siegmund to repair a crusher for Allied Rock. Fate stepped in, and Andrew Siegmund offered Gordy a job, sealing the deal with a brand-new service truck with his likeness on the door (the Tasmanian Devil!). Gordy says he couldn’t be happier.
Two years ago, Gordy and Suzy moved from Albany and bought a place near Aumsville on a couple of acres. They are loving living in the country and trying to keep up with their six children and ten grandchildren. Gordy also enjoys boating, crabbing, camping, and someday hopes to finish restoring his 1978 Bronco.