As we entered the warehouse part of the building, Carol told us, “Our goal is to have everything ordered from yesterday and overnight shipped out today.” I was impressed with the equipment they’ve installed in their new facility to improve efficiency. The packer scans each invoice and then scans the bar code of each item as it’s placed in the box. If there is a discrepancy, a buzzer goes off, alerting the packer to the error before the box is even sealed, much less shipped out.I confess to being fascinated by the taping machine. You see, when the packer unfolds a flattened box in preparation for packing, she doesn’t tape the bottom. When the box is filled, she folds down the top flaps and then pushes it through the taping machine, which tapes both the bottom and the top at the same time. If you’ve ever struggled with packing tape you can appreciate what a time saver that is. From there, the sealed and addressed boxes are stacked on a pallet, awaiting pick up by UPS.
All the employees seemed to be friends working hard to achieve a common goal. Just about every employee we met was hired because they were a friend of someone already working there, so I guess that’s not too surprising. Teresa brought her grandbaby to work, and not only was no one surprised, they all took turns holding her. This friendliness was extended to their visitors as well. Not only was lunch provided for us, but Debbie, one of the employees, brought Christmas-themed dishes from home to set a welcoming table.
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