BEATRICE – Thanks to the NEAPCO Continuous Improvement initiatives, employees were able to present a generous donation to a couple of Beatrice organizations.
On behalf of NEAPCO, they presented $1,000 checks to both the Beatrice Humane Society and Beatrice Food Pantry.
The employees compete all year long in relation to the company’s 5s program. The fifth “s” stands for sustainability, and the Bell Manufacturing Cell sustained throughout the past year better than any other part of the plant.
“It seems to work out well, everybody gets involved. The associates are already talking across the floor about this for next year because everyone wants to have that chance to give to their charities,” said Supervision Team Leader, Steve Porter.
Coordinator of the Beatrice Food Pantry, Karen Mains, was on hand to accept the check.
“It couldn’t have come at a better time. Right now, my shelves are probably the lowest they have been all year. We always have a big end gathering in November, but by March, most of that is cleared out, and we don’t get as many donations throughout the summer as we do in the fall or winter. This thousand dollar check means a lot. I can buy a lot of food with this thousand dollars,” exclaimed Mains.
Member of the 5s team, Lori May, was proud to be able to help present the check to Mains.
“It makes me teary eyed because we did a good thing. I don’t know how else to explain it. It just makes me feel good that we can help somebody that really, really needs it,” stated May.
NEAPCO does an audit each month on all their 5s stations and keeps track of their scores, with the highest monthly average winning the honor to present the donation.