Nick Horine is the Quality Control Supervisor in Marseilles, IL.

As the Quality Control Supervisor at Infra-Metals Marseilles, his advancement from a Torch Cutter to Quality Control Supervisor has been swift but well earned.

Nick’s career began six years ago, in the Summer of 2018, when he joined the company as a 2nd Shift Torch Cutter. In those days, he worked hard, cutting orders and processing materials while learning the ropes of the trade. He was tasked with helping crane operators sling chains, torch cut material for customers, manage drops and ensure the inventory was logged and cut properly in the ERP system. His dedication didn’t go unnoticed, and soon he found himself taking on more responsibilities by moving into the processing department only a short couple of months later that Fall.

Nick was trained to operate the cranes, shot blaster and saws and enjoyed learning more in depth operations of steel distribution business. Reflecting on his journey, Nick recalled the informal yet thorough training he received from veteran colleagues.

“I learned tips and tricks from seasoned operators.”

Each role he took on presented new challenges, but Nick approached them with a determination to excel. In June of 2019 he moved yet again into another role, Inventory Coordinator.

Career Growth

Nick earned the trust of his superiors, who recognized his unwavering commitment to excellence and so took on the role of Quality Control Supervisor. He became the go-to person for handling processing errors, damaged material, and inventory discrepancies.

“What I enjoy about my current role is the autonomy it provides. I can focus on my work and hold myself accountable.”

His role was not just about maintaining quality; it was about upholding integrity and accountability in every aspect of his work. As for his aspirations, Nick’s goals were clear – to continue growing with the company and striving for excellence every day. At Infra-Metals, our inventory is our lifeblood and putting good people in place to manage it is essential to maintaining it’s integrity and accuracy.

“I know we can do better, and I’m committed to giving my best. I look back at my time here and I see only growth. I look at my future and I see the same.”

Over the years, Nick witnessed significant changes within the company. The culture had transformed into a cohesive team environment, where everyone looked out for each other’s safety and well-being. Safety improvements and better inventory organization were just a few of the positive shifts Nick observed.

A little note from Nick’s manager – “Nick is someone you can always count on. He continues to help out in all areas whenever needed.  He will hop on a crane, count off loads, etc.  Always more than willing to go above and beyond to help out on any day.  He also volunteers to come in and work most weekends when we are working too.” 


His dedication extends beyond the workplace, as he pours himself into hobbies like Brazilian jiu-jitsu and teaching the sport to children, including his nine-year-old son. His love for motorcycles, particularly his Harley Davidson, offered him moments of freedom amidst his busy schedule.


“The danger is not to set your goal too high and fail to reach it. It is to set your goal too low and reach it.” – Georges St Pierre

As he looks towards the future, Nick is determined to continue making a positive impact, both within the company and in his community. Congratulations Nick!