David Kaspar, who owns the company along with his three brothers, said Ranch Hand is looking for a variety of new employees.
The company hopes to hire as many as 70 new workers for its Phase 1 expansion.
Michelle Wright, Beeville’s Main Street manager, said Ranch Hand will hold a job fair at the Beeville Community Center, 111 E. Corpus Christi St., Monday, June 18.
Wright said the company makes all kinds of metal equipment, from newspaper racks to bumpers, brush guards and other accessories for pickups and other trucks.
The fair will begin at 3 p.m. and continue until 7 p.m. Welders, fabricators, machine operators, shipping and receiving clerks, forklift operators and CNC plasma operators will be needed for the expanded operation here.
Ranch Hand has had a welding shop in Beeville for several years. Kaspar said the company recently purchased additional land near its current shop on South Washington Street and plans are to erect a new building there.
Kaspar said plans are to do most of the company’s fabricating and welding work before sending the pieces to Shiner for sandblasting and painting.
“We’ve been in Shiner more than 100 years,” Kaspar said. “It’s a family-owned business.”
Kaspar said the company would like to expand its operations in Beeville because of the number of welders being trained here already.
He said the Ranch Hand operation here gets applications from welders all the time and the company is pleased to be able to hire more local applicants.
Anyone interested in applying for one of the 70 new jobs here may find applications at www.ranchand.com or request applications at HR@ranchhand.com.
Interested applicants who do not have access to the Internet can call the company at (316) 594-3327.
Gary Kent is a reporter at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 120, or at reporter@mySouTex.com.