WELCOME ABOARD HARRY WILLIAMS TO JCS

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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.

A continuous standardizing in-line blending solution for the spirits industry

Only JCS offers you a continuous standardizing, in-line blending solution that guarantees your finished product blend to be the same every time. It is a method of mixing products together through multiple streams of flow into a common header. All the ingredients are metered simultaneously at accurately controlled rates using digital inline blending and the JCS Material Balance technology to assure that the product is always within specification. You never need to “correct” post-production with JCS, because we meter every step of the blending process and immediately correct any variances in real time.

Staying true to our roots while adapting to changes

Blog post picProviding world class customer service has been at the forefront of JCS Process & Control Systems since its beginning in 1988. The company has been built on integrity and a win-win or “no deal” attitude that has allowed us to retain and grow our clientele over the years. In 2016, we introduced approximately 11 new systems to our product portfolio and developed trusted and ongoing relationships with new customers. These achievements lead us to be proudly ranked #7 on the Rochester Chamber Top 100 fastest growing companies, and #1 in the manufacturing category.    

Welcoming Bob Russell to the JCS family

Bob RussellPlease 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.

Achieving success in stages

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.

Championing a zero-defect standard in an ever-changing process

 

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.

Welcoming Yamille Mendieta as our new Marketing Manager

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I am pleased to announce the recent hiring of Yamille Mendieta to the position of Marketing Manager for JCS.

Electrical Safety: Mitigating Shock and Arc Flash Risks

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.

Staying Healthy and Giving Back to the Local Community

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.

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