Congratulations to Jimmy Granados our latest ‘Extra Mile Award’ Winner!

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Jimmy Granados Earns Award for His Hard Work & Commitment to FWE 

Jimmy Granados, Extra Mile Award Winner

Please join us in congratulating Jimmy Granados, our next winner of the Extra Mile Award!

This is an award that is long overdue. You become so accustomed to certain people going the extra mile, you can unintentionally take it for granted.  Jimmy is one of those people.  He is a key person in the production operations at F.W.E., supervising all three Final Assembly Lines.  Whether it is working over through the week or on Saturdays, Jimmy is always here giving it 110%, looking out for F.W.E.’s best interest.  He is constantly suggesting improvements, training new people and sharing his knowledge.

Keep up the good work, Jimmy!

About Food Warming Equipment
Food Warming Equipment Company, (FWE) was founded in the 1940s in the suburbs of Chicago, pioneering the “HOT-SERVE” line of Food Warming & Conveying Cabinets and Portable Bars for Pepsi-Cola. The Company incorporated in 1953. FWE offers Low Temperature Cooking – Holding Ovens, Full Line of Heated Serving products and cabinets, Utility Cabinets, Mobile Refrigeration / Freezers, Portable Bars and the “PHTT”…the advanced and Intuitive Climate Control™ technology that automatically maintains the set levels of heat and humidity for short or long term holding. For more information, visit www.FWE.com

Congratulations to Jason Gregory our latest ‘Extra Mile Award’ Winner!

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Jason Gregory Earns Award for His Hard Work & Commitment to FWE 

Jason Gregory, Extra Mile Award WinnerPlease join us in congratulating Jason Gregory – our newest recipient of the Extra Mile Award!

He was nominated by Arturo Perez.  Jason has demonstrated the spirit of the Extra Mile Award by being willing to tackle any challenge put in front of him.  He helped us get an assembly line up and running.  Jason has served several stints in Inventory Control.  In between, he has done Final Assembly, built doors, and done Small Part Assembly in Electrical, just to name a few.  Recently Jason has become a proficient operator of the Artos Wire machine.

Keep up the good work, Jason!

About Food Warming Equipment
Food Warming Equipment Company, (FWE) was founded in the 1940s in the suburbs of Chicago, pioneering the “HOT-SERVE” line of Food Warming & Conveying Cabinets and Portable Bars for Pepsi-Cola. The Company incorporated in 1953. FWE offers Low Temperature Cooking – Holding Ovens, Full Line of Heated Serving products and cabinets, Utility Cabinets, Mobile Refrigeration / Freezers, Portable Bars and the “PHTT”…the advanced and Intuitive Climate Control™ technology that automatically maintains the set levels of heat and humidity for short or long term holding. For more information, visit www.FWE.com

Congratulations to Dustin Hames our latest ‘Extra Mile Award’ Winner!

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Dustin Hames Earns Award for His Hard Work & Commitment to FWE 

Please join us in congratulating Dustin Hames – our newest recipient of the Extra Mile Award!

The NAFEM show is our biggest platform to display our products to a captive audience.  It takes months of preparation within several different departments to make everything come together and to ensure we are putting our best foot forward.  Dustin played an extremely vital role in the coordination of the show this year.  From spec sheet updates and new product display ideas/signage to equipment staging – Dustin had his hands in all of it.  He understood the magnitude of this tradeshow and spent several late nights and weekends working to ensure all went smoothly and met critical deadlines.  Please join us in thanking Dustin for all of his extra efforts.

Keep up the good work, Dustin!

About Food Warming Equipment
Food Warming Equipment Company, (FWE) was founded in the 1940s in the suburbs of Chicago, pioneering the “HOT-SERVE” line of Food Warming & Conveying Cabinets and Portable Bars for Pepsi-Cola. The Company incorporated in 1953. FWE offers Low Temperature Cooking – Holding Ovens, Full Line of Heated Serving products and cabinets, Utility Cabinets, Mobile Refrigeration / Freezers, Portable Bars and the “PHTT”…the advanced and Intuitive Climate Control™ technology that automatically maintains the set levels of heat and humidity for short or long term holding. For more information, visit www.FWE.com

Congratulations to Adam Randall our latest ‘Extra Mile Award’ Winner!

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Adam Randall Earns Award for His Hard Work & Commitment to FWE 

Adam RandallPlease join us in congratulating Adam Randall who is the next recipient of the Extra Mile Award!

Adam has taken on much more of a leadership role in Engineering over the last year.  In addition to designing, reviewing orders, training employees and being the “keeper” of our PDM software, he has made time to start automating our design processes.  He is developing a process that will dramatically reduce the time required for design.  For example, it will enable us to design a standard door by simply entering the door’s dimensions.  His efforts to improve efficiency and reduce cost deserve recognition.

Keep up the good work, Adam!

About Food Warming Equipment
Food Warming Equipment Company, (FWE) was founded in the 1940s in the suburbs of Chicago, pioneering the “HOT-SERVE” line of Food Warming & Conveying Cabinets and Portable Bars for Pepsi-Cola. The Company incorporated in 1953. FWE offers Low Temperature Cooking – Holding Ovens, Full Line of Heated Serving products and cabinets, Utility Cabinets, Mobile Refrigeration / Freezers, Portable Bars and the “PHTT”…the advanced and Intuitive Climate Control™ technology that automatically maintains the set levels of heat and humidity for short or long term holding. For more information, visit www.FWE.com

Congratulations to Dave Vanderlee our latest ‘Extra Mile Award’ Winner!

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Dave Vanderlee Earns Award for His Hard Work & Commitment to FWE & Their Customers

Please join us in congratulating our newest Extra Mile Award winner – Dave Vanderlee!

Dave Vanderlee holding his Extra Mile Award!
Dave Vanderlee holding his Extra Mile Award!

Dave’s fast action and responsiveness assured that a positive customer experience was had for one of our school district accounts. Best summed up by the email from the local representative below:

“I appreciate the help on this; ….if ¼ of the factories I rep were this proactive, professional, and timely……..I’d have no worries. Sincere thanks for this.”

Outstanding work! Thank you, Dave, for always going the extra mile for the FWE customer!

About Food Warming Equipment
Food Warming Equipment Company, (FWE) was founded in the 1940s in the suburbs of Chicago, pioneering the “HOT-SERVE” line of Food Warming & Conveying Cabinets and Portable Bars for Pepsi-Cola. The Company incorporated in 1953. FWE offers Low Temperature Cooking – Holding Ovens, Full Line of Heated Serving products and cabinets, Utility Cabinets, Mobile Refrigeration / Freezers, Portable Bars and the “PHTT”…the advanced and Intuitive Climate Control™ technology that automatically maintains the set levels of heat and humidity for short or long term holding. For more information, visit www.FWE.com

Congratulations to Ricardo Chapa & Patrick Dougan our latest ‘Extra Mile Award’ Winners!

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Ricardo Chapa & Patrick Dougan Earn Award for Their Hard Work & Commitment to FWE

Ricardo Chapa

Ricardo Chapa Holding His Extra Mile Award
Ricardo Chapa Holding His Extra Mile Award

Arturo Perez nominated Ricardo for the Extra Mile Award.  Arturo says “No matter what you ask Ricardo to do, he eagerly tackles the job and gets it done.  Even if it is cutting insulation (which no one likes to do) or crawling under the shear to clean and lubricate it, he does it and doesn’t complain.  For these reasons he is someone I can always count on.” Since he started on 1/25/16, Ricardo has worked in Door Assembly, served as an Expeditor, and for the last four months has worked in Final Assembly on the Blue Line. For his efforts, I want to nominate Ricardo for FWE’s Extra Mile Award.

Patrick Dougan

Patrick Dougan Holding His Extra Mile Award
Patrick Dougan Holding His Extra Mile Awar

Patrick started at FWE on 6/11/12 as a temp helping Geoff Buhrow with painting the new facility, which makes him the very 1st individual hired at Portland.  After 4 months as a temp, he was hired fulltime on 10/15/12.  During his tenure, Patrick has worked in numerous areas, doing whatever he was asked to do.  His first position was Polishing/Deburr/De-tab.  Later he moved to Production Floater where he probably helped every department at one time or another.  In May of 2016, Patrick found a new home in Small Parts Assembly in Electrical.  For his versatility and willingness to tackle any job, he is well deserving of the Extra Mile Award.

Please help us congratulate Ricardo & Patrick on their awards!

About Food Warming Equipment
Food Warming Equipment Company, (FWE) was founded in the 1940s in the suburbs of Chicago, pioneering the “HOT-SERVE” line of Food Warming & Conveying Cabinets and Portable Bars for Pepsi-Cola. The Company incorporated in 1953. FWE offers Low Temperature Cooking – Holding Ovens, Full Line of Heated Serving products and cabinets, Utility Cabinets, Mobile Refrigeration / Freezers, Portable Bars and the “PHTT”…the advanced and Intuitive Climate Control™ technology that automatically maintains the set levels of heat and humidity for short or long term holding. For more information, visit www.FWE.com

Congratulations to Annette Kirby our latest ‘Extra Mile Award’ Winner!

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Annette Kirby Earns Award for Her Hard Work & Commitment to FWE

Annette Kirby holding her Extra Mile Award!
Annette Kirby holding her Extra Mile Award!

Here at F.W.E. we have quite the mix of employees. Annette not only does her job very well, but she is quite the support person for any and all that ask for her help. This includes helping with insurance problems, legal problems, helping with shop floor, putting in for vacation, finding a place to live. You name it she will help you get it.

She does not boast about extending her assistance to others, we believe it’s just her nature and the ones she has helped truly appreciate it. We feel a little recognition goes a long way and she deserves a pat on the back for all she does.

Please help us congratulate Annette on her award!

About Food Warming Equipment
Food Warming Equipment Company, (FWE) was founded in the 1940s in the suburbs of Chicago, pioneering the “HOT-SERVE” line of Food Warming & Conveying Cabinets and Portable Bars for Pepsi-Cola. The Company incorporated in 1953. FWE offers Low Temperature Cooking – Holding Ovens, Full Line of Heated Serving products and cabinets, Utility Cabinets, Mobile Refrigeration / Freezers, Portable Bars and the “PHTT”…the advanced and Intuitive Climate Control™ technology that automatically maintains the set levels of heat and humidity for short or long term holding. For more information, visit www.FWE.com

Congratulations to Erickson Vidro Gonzalez our latest ‘Extra Mile Award’ Winner!

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Erickson Gonzalez Earns Award for His Hard Work & Commitment to FWE

Erickson Gonzalez
Erickson Gonzalez, Extra Mile Award Winner

Erickson has been nominated for the Extra Mile Award for his work on the Blue Line producing heated products.  He has been with us since 6/29/15.  In the last 5 months he has helped train several new hires in Final Assembly including Adam Cruz, Jathan Rodriguez, Luis Rodriguez, and Daniel Huey.   Erickson rarely misses work and frequently works overtime to get the job done.

Thanks for going the extra mile to make FWE successful!

Please join us in thanking Erickson – you make a positive difference for FWE every day of the week.

About Food Warming Equipment
Food Warming Equipment Company, (FWE) was founded in the 1940s in the suburbs of Chicago, pioneering the “HOT-SERVE” line of Food Warming & Conveying Cabinets and Portable Bars for Pepsi-Cola. The Company incorporated in 1953. FWE offers Low Temperature Cooking – Holding Ovens, Full Line of Heated Serving products and cabinets, Utility Cabinets, Mobile Refrigeration / Freezers, Portable Bars and the “PHTT”…the advanced and Intuitive Climate Control™ technology that automatically maintains the set levels of heat and humidity for short or long term holding. For more information, visit www.FWE.com

Congratulations to Chris Malo our latest ‘Extra Mile Award’ Winner!

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Chris Malo Earns Award for His Hard Work & Commitment to FWE

Chris Malo, Extra Mile Award Winner
Chris Malo, Extra Mile Award Winner

Inventory has come and gone.  2015 inventory was by the smoothest inventory to date.  Much of this was due to the huge effort put in by Chris Malo and his inventory team to have things ready to go.

From the time Chris comes in our door every morning until he leaves each evening, he never stops working.  It is his daily responsibilities to make sure materials are stored, counted and distributed accurately so that the production process  can begin and move along as smooth as possible.

Please join us in thanking Chris – you make a positive difference for FWE every day of the week.

About Food Warming Equipment
Food Warming Equipment Company, (FWE) was founded in the 1940s in the suburbs of Chicago, pioneering the “HOT-SERVE” line of Food Warming & Conveying Cabinets and Portable Bars for Pepsi-Cola. The Company incorporated in 1953. FWE offers Low Temperature Cooking – Holding Ovens, Full Line of Heated Serving products and cabinets, Utility Cabinets, Mobile Refrigeration / Freezers, Portable Bars and the “PHTT”…the advanced and Intuitive Climate Control™ technology that automatically maintains the set levels of heat and humidity for short or long term holding. For more information, visit www.FWE.com

Congratulations to Cheryl Sparks our latest ‘Extra Mile Award’ Winner!

CELEBRATING & RECOGNIZING OUTSTANDING FWE EMPLOYEES
Cheryl Sparks Earns Award for Her Hard Work & Commitment to FWE

Cheryl Sparks, Extra Mile Award Winner
Cheryl Sparks, Extra Mile Award November 2015 Winner.

With the purchasing department being shorthanded for several weeks, Cheryl went above and beyond her typical daily job duties.  She delegated her time efficiently and prioritized the multitude of tasks to keep production supplied with material.  All of this was done with a positive attitude and a smile on her face even when faced with unrelenting pressure.

Please join us in thanking Cheryl Sparks for her hard work and continued commitment to FWE!

About Food Warming Equipment
Food Warming Equipment Company, (FWE) was founded in the 1940s in the suburbs of Chicago, pioneering the “HOT-SERVE” line of Food Warming & Conveying Cabinets and Portable Bars for Pepsi-Cola. The Company incorporated in 1953. FWE offers Low Temperature Cooking – Holding Ovens, Full Line of Heated Serving products and cabinets, Utility Cabinets, Mobile Refrigeration / Freezers, Portable Bars and the “PHTT”…the advanced and Intuitive Climate Control™ technology that automatically maintains the set levels of heat and humidity for short or long term holding. For more information, visit www.FWE.com