Overhead Door employee retires after 56-year stint with company

LEWISTOWN – After working at Overhead Door in Lewistown for 56 years, Erma Lewis is ready for retirement, just in time for her 75th birthday.

“I absolutely love this job and the people and everything I’ve learned here,” Lewis said. “But I’m ready to go to the beach, play with my grandchildren and have a good time.”

Lewis started at Overhead Door as a

secretary when she was 18 years old. After working her way up the ladder with skill and dedication, Lewis became the customer service manager.

“I was looking for a job with challenges that also had growth opportunities for women,” Lewis said. “I found that here. I’ve met people from all over the world and I’ve never had the same work day twice. I felt like I could do anything with this company.”

While Lewis plans to work on an “as needed” consulting basis for Overhead Door, she looks forward to relaxing during retirement and spending time with family. She celebrates her birthday on Saturday.