Scotchman Industries Inc. announced John Hart (left) celebrated his 45-year work anniversary. Hart joined the team full-time in 1974 after graduating from high school and by 1977 was involved in the development of the company’s first inventory control system. In 1978, he became Scotchman’s purchasing agent – a position he has held ever since. Hart established an efficient purchasing process and shaped it into a functioning and effective system that continues to work well for the company today. Currently, he handles Scotchman’s purchases, which exceed $10 million in product annually.