Ray Green retires – Oct. 7

Ray Green

There will be a farewell gathering for Ray Green on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 11:30 a.m. in the Village barn.

Fermilab machine shop assistant Ray Green has stayed in one office for more than three decades. He retires on Oct. 7.

“I’ve worked in the same building for 32 years,” said Green, who works in the cut shop section of the village machine shop.

During that time, he repaired metal, made signs for the laboratory and created special parts for the physicists’ experiments. Green said the work was interesting, but he really enjoyed working with his colleagues over the years.

“Physicists are unique people. They love what they do, they practically live it,” Green said. “When they share something with you, you may not know what they’re talking about, but they are very excited about it.”

News that the Tevatron would shut down this fall was sad but not surprising now that CERN is up and running, he said.

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—Victoria Pierce