Crest Ink - Volume 29 - Number 02

Crest Ink

Volume 29 • Number 02 April, May & June 2017 Ashton, IL 61006 Bird’s Eye View of Crest Foods West by Jeff Meiners

A view of the Ingredient Division Warehouse, West Warehouse, Mix Facility, West Production Facility & Karlin Warehouse with Ashton in the top right corner.

“You can store your product in a corn field for all we care.” Those are the words that led to the start of our West Facilities. We were storing product in a leased warehouse in Ashton when in 1990 it became time to write a new lease. Tempers flared at the suggestion of a reduced rate and those words above were uttered. At the time it seemed like a catastrophe…in hindsight, it was one of the best things that could have happened to us. We indeed did find a 120 acre corn field and that site holds far more of Crest Foods than we ever could have imagined twenty- seven years ago. Our piece of Illinois farm land is now home to 520,000 square feet of Crest warehouse space, 60,000 square feet of packaging mix facility, 35,000 square feet of packaging production space and 350,000 square feet of Karlin Warehouse space. This view gives us a perspective that we seldom get to see…any thoughts what this view might look like in another 10 years?

In This Issue Redzone page 6

Employee Assistance Program page 4

New Forklift & Electric Handlift Trainers page 16

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