Crest Ink - Volume 30 - Number 02

Manufacturing Day at Crest Foods

In March, Etnyre & Co. in Oregon, IL, and Crest Foods, hosted students from Rochelle Town- ship High School for tours and a question and answer session. As two family-owned companies in the area, we decided to work together to empha- size jobs in Manufactur-

ing and the types of careers our companies could provide. While our companies are similar, the things that we pro- duce are very different giving students the opportunity to see a broad range in manufacturing. Thanks to Denton Yocum (Machine Shop Manager), Jared Stumpenhorst (Maintenance Manager) and Amy Wilcox (A Shift Production Supervisor) all of who are AFC High School graduates AND past participants in the Crest Foods Junior College Program for touring students through our facilities. Pictured above is Erika Meiners, Denton Yocum and Jared Stumpenhorst with the group of RTHS students after their tour of Crest Foods. Streator High School Food Science Team Visits

Four students from Streator High School spent time at Crest Foods on Thursday, March 8th, speaking with people from R&D, Quality Control, and Packaging as a way to help them prepare for their state competition on Saturday, March 10th. The students were able to tour the plant, ask questions, and gain familiarity with the processes and stages required to move a concept to a final, packaged product on the store shelf. We are excited to report they placed 6th overall in the FFA State Food Science Career Development Event at Joliet! One student placed 5th overall as an individual, as well! We greatly enjoyed their visit and congratulate the Streator High School Food Science Team on a job well done!

Tim Windelborn, Holly Gleissner and Joyce Meiners with students from Streator High School

Stephanie Eich (Production A) & Alfonso Alvarado (Maintenance A) designed and sold t-shirts for Tina Withers, a former Crest & Manpow- er employee who is dealing with a serious illness. Tina visited last fall to see the t-shirts and thank all those who bought one. Tina’s Fight Club

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