Shepherd made a big effort this summer to hire students to help them on their path to a career. We had 2 High School students working in Production and Quality Assurance. Two college students worked in Engineering and a third College students worked in Production & Procurement scheduling.
Although much time was spent with Shepherd employees training these students, there certainly were some rewards. Much of the feedback from employees contained words like, polite, professional, helpful, hard working, words not often perceived of their generation. When you add in the feel of youthfulness, cheery demeanours. You can see how this can spread through the company creating the reward not measured on the bottom line.
Our team may have found the best of the bunch and we are hoping to see more of them in the future. I know some are staying on part time as they finish up college.
A special thanks to the employees that worked with the students over the summer. I know all the employees at Shepherd wish only the best for the students on their career paths!
Come visit us at PMA Fresh Summit OCTOBER 14-16, 2016 at Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL. Booth 4251
Are you GFSI certified? This was the question a client asked.
YES we are GFSI certified!
What is GFSI?
The (Global Food Safety Initiative) has the following objectives:
Protect the brand
We receive GFSI through our SQF (Safe Quality Food) certification.
If you would like to understand more about the certification or need direct food contact packaging with these standards. Please contact sales at 905-459-4545 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We will put you in touch with a representative in your area.
Shepherd Summer hours commence today June 24th. The office will close at 1pm Friday’s during this period.
Regular hours resume September 16th.
Have a great Summer!!
Check out the latest article from Jim Johnson in the Plastics News May 20, 2016. The article is part of a series regarding family businesses. Dad, Mark and I were all interviewed. Think they were a little disappointed that we all got along…..
Although we have had a big push in the food market with recent investments, the sales team still carries on with our custom thermoforming expertise and long standing relationships in other markets.
Latest being a B cover mounted behind the front bumper grill for the automotive industry. These are traditionally formed with sheet fed or heavy gauge type of equipment. Our team was able to find a way to work with the client to utilize inline thermoforming for this PE part. A more economical solution utilizing the automated inline equipment at Shepherd Thermoforming and Packaging Inc.
The infrastructure changes and move into the direct food contact market are growing our business as planned. The Plastics News published the 2016 ranking of North American Thermoformers and Shepherd Thermoforming & Packaging made the top 5 movers list for 2016.
Biggest Movers: these firms moved up in the ranking this year:
1 – Shape Products LLC of Bradenton, Fla. moved up 71 to rank at No. 72.
2 – Amros Industries Inc. of Cleveland moved up 29 to rank at No. 91.
3 – Fiber Pad Inc. of Tulsa, Okla. moved up 13 to rank at No. 102.
4 – Robinson Industries Inc. of Coleman, Mich., moved up 12 to rank at No. 51.
5 – Shepherd Thermoforming and Packaging Inc. of Brampton, Ontario, moved up 10 to rank at No. 112.
Great work by all the staff and a big thank you to all our valued customers and suppliers that helped us achieve!
The plant and office will be shut down Thursday December 24th, Friday December 25th & Friday January 1st.
All of us at Shepherd Thermoforming would like to wish you and your’s a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!