Freshway Foods recognizes employees

SIDNEY — Service and achivement awards were distributed to Freshway Foods associates recently during the company’s Associate Appreciation Luncheon.

The company hosts the Appreciation Luncheon monthly to thank its associates for their hard work and dedication.

Freshway associates were recognized for achieving five, 10 and 15 years of service with the company. In addition, Kevin Free was recognized for 25 years of service.

“Kevin Free represents the fabric of what we are trying to accomplish at Freshway Foods,” said Devon Beer, president and chief operating officer of Freshway Foods. “Kevin works hard every day, and he is fully committed to serving the needs of our customers. Not only has Kevin been a great manager and mentor over the years, he has positively impacted every aspect of our business, and he has served as a role model for all of us.’”

The company recognized several other associates who qualified for the company’s quarterly incentive program drawing by maintaining perfect attendance and a positive safety record.

At a separate appreciation event, truck drivers for the company were recognized for length of service and safe driving. Herb Donahue was recognized for achieving 1.25 million safe driving miles with the company. Bryan Fisher, Tracey Howard, Rick Keith, Albert Land, Mel Mathison and Jeff Stroh each achieved one million safe driving miles. Other drivers were recognized for 750,000, 500,000 and 250,000 safe driving miles, and three drivers achieved the milestone of five years of service with the company.

“Our drivers are second to none,” said Beer. “They are committed to delivering our fresh produce safely to foodservice operators and supermarkets across the eastern half of the United States. Our drivers log nearly five million safe driving miles every year.”

In addition to the monthly appreciation luncheons, quarterly incentive program drawing and service awards, the company hosts an annual company picnic for associates and their families.

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