Remembering Richard Krauter: 1940-2018
January 16, 2018-- MONTGOMERY, AL -- Richard Krauter, longtime employee of Jay R. Smith Mfg. Co. passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018 at the age of 77. Rich was born on Oct. 3, 1940, in Elizabeth, N.J. He worked for Jay R. Smith Mfg. Co. for nearly 59 years, advancing from the manufacturing plant to Regional Manager. Rich's principles and his punctuality were legendary -- he was described as always early, always ready, always there. Steve Chromey, Executive Vice-President at Smith, said it best: "Richie led by example. He worked hard. Was honest. Loved our company and was a great husband, father, grandfather and just a good man!" Rich's presence, enthusiasm and spirit will be missed by all at Jay R. Smith Mfg.
The Wholesaler - February 2018 - Richard Krauter, with Jay R. Smith for Nearly Six Decades, Dies at 77