The new product utilizing Millisecond Technology breakthrough enables Vaquería Tres Monjitas to produce local fresh milk that will last 30 days on the shelf, where currently Fresh Milk only lasts 13 days.
We are excited to welcome aboard Harry Williams joining the JCS family as an Account Manager. Harry will intently focus on fostering existing customer relationships, as well as building new partnerships with customers while working from his home office in East Central Indiana.
Please join us in giving a big welcome to Bob Russell, our newest team member! Bob is joining JCS as an Account Manager. He has over 30 years of experience in the food and dairy processing industries with tenures at companies such as Pall, Goodway, Westfalia, Statco, Alfa Laval, Heerema, and TPS.
The strongest companies in any industry achieve their objectives by defining the “criteria for success” before initiating any project or endeavor. Many companies define “success” in terms of scope, schedule, budget, and quality. Others define it in terms of “significant value” for the organization upon project completion. At JCS, we respect both definitions recognizing that “significant value” may include: lower cost of ownership, reduced downtime, maximized product yields, and/or increased efficiencies. Proper control of project scope, schedule, budget, and quality are key in achieving the desired significant value.
To continue providing world class products and services to clients, the executive management group set a company-wide zero-defect standard. The core objective of this initiative is to achieve a zero-defect execution of skid design, fabrication, delivery, and commissioning on all projects at JCS Process & Control Systems. At the beginning, the goal seemed lofty, and if you’re a skeptic, it might seem unattainable due to the level of customization that JCS systems have. Usually, the systems are comprised of over 500+ components, all having to function together to produce multiple variations of products with very specific requirements and parameters. There is nothing but the certainty of error to occur during a project life-cycle with these odds. So how do we do it? That is a question that I asked over-and-over again to set the zero-defect internal mindset at JCS.
I am pleased to announce the recent hiring of Yamille Mendieta to the position of Marketing Manager for JCS.
Electrical safety is of vital importance in plants and workplaces around the industry. Failure to comply with published guidance, regulations, and standard industry practices can lead to avoidable injuries including: shocks, burns, and deaths from electrocution. The data shows that in overall safety numbers, 1 in 300 recordable injuries will result in death. If we look at the electrical safety numbers, we see 1 in 13 electrical related recordable injuries result in death. Electrical safety is important to JCS because electrical injuries impose huge personal and organizational tolls, often lead to longer than usual hospital stays, and can permanently alter the injured person’s life.
We would all like to stay fit and healthy, but sometimes the busy pace of day-to-day life gets in the way. At JCS, we believe that employee wellness not only keeps our team healthier and happier, but also more productive, so we have been sponsoring a 5k run that is held in early November through the City of Rochester. The East Avenue Grocery Run is organized through Third Presbyterian Church and is an event for the whole family. The race is comprised of an officially timed 5k race and a 1-mile race as well as a 100-yard dash for children of all ages. The focus of the race is to build awareness of the hunger needs of the City of Rochester; all proceeds from the race go to hunger-prevention programs, and runners bring canned goods donations too.
DJ Wells, accounting manager for JCS said, “The grocery run 2016 was the kick off to my healthier lifestyle and facilitated the start of my weight loss. It was nice to have that motivation to get training. One of the things I liked most about the races was the encouragement and support from fellow coworkers, who I don’t always see because they work in different departments. I love the camaraderie before and after the races, the memories we make and the fun we have.”
In 2016, the race collected 1,800 pounds of food, and net proceeds of more than $43,000, which were distributed to 11 food pantrys around Rochester, Foodlink, and the Third Presbyterian Church’s hunger-prevention program.
Over the last seven years, a total of 40 JCS employees have participated in the race, contributing more than $11,750, to the Rochester community.
How to Get Involved:
To learn more about the Grocery Run visit www.groceryrun.org.