Hi, I’m Jim Spyers-Duran, Vice President of Operations here at Power Test. In this Monthly Message, I’m going to show you how Power Test as worked to Make It Better for our Customers, our Community and Each Other in the month of June.
For our community, Power Test hosted our Quarterly Blood Drive with the Blood Center of Wisconsin. 25 Power Test employees and community members made donations that will impact the lives of those in need in the state of Wisconsin. It’s an easy sacrifice that ultimately has a profound impact on the donations recipients. The blood center of Wisconsin brings all the necessary equipment on-site and for 3-4 hours their staff collects donations from Power Test employees, family, friends, and community members who wish to donate. Power Test has been hosting this blood drive 4 times a year since 2015 and has provided close to 300 donations during that time which aids nearly 1000 recipients.
For our employees, we held our first Summer Cookout on June 9th. Each month during the summer, one department at Power Test hosts a themed cookout and provides food and drink for all employees. It’s a great way to relax during a busy workday, and spend some time with our coworkers over a good meal. In June, the FBA team hosted a ‘Healthy Cookout’ where they served nutritious (and tasty) options.
Power Test management also recognized the winners of the President’s Fitness Challenge. This challenge, brought forth by Power Test President, Pat Koppa, divided employees into teams and pitted them against each other to see who would attend the Power Test provided, on-site workouts most consistently. In the end, the winners would be served a meal of their choice cooked by the leadership team themselves. This year’s winners elected to eat Grilled Ribeye steaks and could not have enjoyed themselves more on this beautiful summer day.
Over the past few months, Power Test has been working to meet some LEAN operation goals throughout the company. In June we tackled some objectives in making Power Test a safer, more efficient workplace by establishing standards for hazardous materials and providing in-depth training for all affected employees. It’s a slow process, but one that will Make It Better.