George Kaml, Timm Willert, Shrial Baksh, Emerson Stone, Tim Doering and Denise Johnson are all celebrating a birthday in January.
RiteWay Conveyors would like to congratulate Martin Lezama, Brandon Sweeney, Jose Chavez, Tim Doering, Gary Seaver and Dan Niemczycki on their anniversaries with RiteWay. Martin works in Shipping & Receiving and will be celebrating 13 years with the company on January 11, Brandon is a welder and will be celebrating 2 years with the company on January 19, Jose works in Fabrication and will be celebrating 4 years with RiteWay on January 24, Tim Doering is the Project Engineer Manager and will be celebrating 2 years with us on January 26, Gary is a welder and will be celebrating 4 years on January 28 and Dan is the Production Supervisor and will be celebrating 4 years with RiteWay on January 30.
Shortly before Thanksgiving the people of RiteWay began a competition. They were separated into 8 teams and given the challenge to see which team could bring in the most donations for the McLeod County Emergency Food Shelf by noon on December 21.
Donations of food or cash were accepted with each $1 donated counting as 1 pound of food. The team who worked together to bring in the most donations would be allowed to leave 2 hours early, with pay, on December 30th.
The goal was to raise the equivalent of 1,100 pounds of food. We didn’t reach that goal. We more than doubled it!
Everyone really banded together and donated 1,808 pounds of food as well as $712 in cash – the equivalent of 2,520 pounds of food!
While the winning team was the Ecstatic Elves with the equivalent of 793 pounds of food donated, every person at RiteWay was extremely generous. Every team had donations!
While working full time as a Drafter for RiteWay, Cory is also attending Ridgewater College as a full-time student in the Drafting program.
Last semester Cory carried 18 credits and completed the semester with a 4.0 GPA. Way to go Cory!
Today Juan Hernandez & Denise Johnson competed for the title of Master Brisket Chef. They each spent yesterday evening preparing their mouth watering creations and today, by blind taste test, the RiteWay employees chose the winner. It was a very tough call as both briskets were amazing! In the end, the winner was Denise. Everyone is hoping for a rematch – anything for more of that awesome brisket!
As you know, we at RiteWay are more than a group of people working together, we are a family. Well, one of our family members needs some help.
Wendy Marshall, the person who keeps our offices sparkling clean, has just been asked to take care of her 3 grandchildren as their parents are currently unable to do so. Being an amazing person, she is doing this. Unfortunately, the kids came to her with only the clothes on their backs and winter is fast approaching. She is doing her best to get them everything they need, but could use some help.
The employees are currently banding together to get her what she needs whether it be cash or clothes. If anyone in the community would be willing to help out, the children wear the following sizes:
Size 7 boys
Medium men’s shirts
34 x 30 men’s pants
Women’s small shirts
Size 7 women’s pants
8.5 women’s shoes
2 boys shoes
10 men’s shoes
Any donations can be dropped off with Stephanie Hanson at RiteWay.
Front row left to right: Tarra Parsons as a devil & Denise Johnson as America.
Bottom picture is Claire Hanson as Minnie Mouse.