Crest Ink - Volume 29 - Number 04

2017 CIP Annual Winners Announced!

The Crest Foods Continuous Improvement Program (CIP) successfully completed its 25th year on July 31, 2017. With 82 suggestions to choose from, the Suggestion Committee had a tough task of choosing this year’s annual winners. Many sugges- tions have been implemented throughout the year, and some proved to be great sug- gestions and ideas from our employees. Thank you to everyone who participated in the program this year! At the Year End Celebreation, we were happy to announce that this year’s Grand Prize Winner was Mike Spencer from A-Shift Mix! His suggestion was to come up with a way to prevent defaults such as smize time, shortening extrusion and oil pump time from happening in a power outtage. This prevents smizing, shortening or oil from going into batches when they aren’t supposed to when the power comes back on. This has been implemented and is working great. He received $1000.00 for his suggestion. Congratulations, and thank you!

Ben Esgar, Maintenance B-Shift 1st Runner Up • $500.00

Ben’s idea was to use an Excel spreadsheet as a tool for maintenance and set-up to figure out the ideal size of inserts and cups for our volumetric cup fillers. This proved to be a great and creative idea that has been put into trial. Sam McBride, Ingredient Division Production C-Shift 2nd Runner Up • $250.00 Sam’s idea was to simplify the lockout procedure by installing an electronic automatic dump valve on air supply lines for bagger systems. Connect the valve to the main lockout switch so that when the switch is off, the valve releases system air pressure. This took minimal cost and is a time saver. It’s been implemented and is working great!

2017 Magic Waters Outing On July 15, Crest Foods employees, along with their families and friends made it up to Magic Waters Waterpark for our annual outing. 671 tickets were sold this year, which is a great turnout for us, but still keeps the lines and wait time to a minimum. Thanks to Crest employees, family and friends who came out for a nice night at the waterpark! Pictured to the right is the family of our nurse, Heidi McGlown: Elijah (son), Mekhi (nephew), Dentrell (son), Naomi (grand- daughter), Kyarra (daughter), Darius (nephew), Shakia (daughter) and Kenny (son)

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