Crest Ink - Volume 31 - Number 01

CIP 2019 1st Quarter Winners The Continuous Improvement Program (CIP) is a program where employees submit suggestions on ways they think we can improve Crest Foods. These suggestions may help improve overall efficiency, employee safety, sanita- tion, record keeping, maintenance and various other areas around Crest Foods. We received 39 suggestions from employees for the 1st quarter. Thank you to everyone for participating! Becca Dodd, Production B-Shift Jim Smith & Adam Giese, Maintenance B-Shift 1st Quarter 1st Place • $250 each

Line 87 takes a lot of people (which we are short on) to run and was difficult to pack with flimsy boxes. Becca, Jim and Adam came up with a rail to hold the boxes in place to make it easier for the packer. It ended up eliminating the need for a box maker and made the job easier.

Mikayla Cox, Production B-Shift 1st Quarter Runner Up • $150

Fabricate a small block lift for when lines are running trays. This would clamp on to existing packing tables to prevent moving any equipment. By raising the position of the trays it would help so the packers don’t have to bend so low. Randy Otten, Sanitation A-Shift 1st Quarter Runner Up • $150 Since we are often short on auger hoppers, make an interchangeable auger hopper lid for angel food. We gain an auger by making this lid modification.

Rico VanOosten, Production B-Shift 1st Quarter Runner Up • $150

Start printing the expected criteria for Zones on the back of the clean sign-off sheet to make information easier to find when doing inspections.

This fall, Crest Foods sponsored two teams to participate in trivia night to support the United Way of Lee County. Tom Windelborn, Max & Patty Ballard, Kristina McWethy, Erika Meiners, Em- ily Plapp, Casey Ward, Deven Sterbenz, Casey’s son, Cindy & Randy Reuter.

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