Crest Ink - Volume 29 - Number 04

Congratulations to the following employees for obtaining new jobs at Crest over the last few months!

Jim Rhodes Karlin Forklift A-Shift

Mike Finn Staged Ing. Set Up Mix A-Shift

Cliff Karrow Set Up Mechanic C-Shift

Roman Kozak Sanitation B-Shift Lead

CIP 2017 4th Quarter Winners The Continuous Improvement Program (CIP) is a program where employees may submit suggestions on ways they think can improve Crest Foods. These suggestions may help improve overall efficiency, employee safety, sani- tation, record keeping, maintenance and various other areas around Crest Foods. We received 22 suggestions from employees for the 4th quarter. Thank you to everyone for participating! Amy Banister Production A-Shift 4th Quarter 1st Place • $250

Amy’s idea was to attach dry erase tags to the 4 hoppers in the Line 31 dump area. This way we can write the item and product number on them and easily change the information, which will be especially helpful with start-ups. We have ordered dry erase tags and are going to trial them! These will work great for start-ups and will improve communication between A & B shifts. Great idea!

Randy Otten, Sanitation A-Shift 4th Quarter Runner Up • $150

Randy’s idea was to fabricate a waist-high stainless steel cart with wheels to use for change overs that will make it easier on the back. Currently, they have to put dirty (and heavy) screens and magnets on a slipsheet on the floor in order to clean them. Great idea to improve safety! We will trial a plastic tool cart from Production and see if we need to go the stainless steel route. Becca Dodd, Production B-Shift 4th Quarter Runner Up • $150 Becca’s idea is to etch line numbers into all tools at the west facility. As people are account- able for their tools, this will help with tools staying where they are intended to be. This is a great idea that will also help with food safety. This has been implemented.

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