3 years, 33 months and 24,000 hours… that is how long the team at the Grand Rapids Distribution Center conducted operations with no lost time to injuries. The accomplishment is a direct reflection of Columbian Logistics’ dedication to safety, and the effectiveness of the processes and programs in place to promote safety every day. Jim Gadziemski praised the Grand Rapids DC for exemplifying all 5 of Columbian’s core values. “The banner year for business and quick response to customer moves within the facility as well as helping support the whole network are directly tied to Performance and Agility. Cheryl Vandenburg’s Legendary Customer Service award win, the MSHARP certification,
and now 1,000 days No Lost Time achievement really show how the team lives Service, Safety and Respect.” The 1,000 Days NLT achievement was celebrated with a ceremony and luncheon held at Columbian Logistics corporate office. Families were invited, and Grand Rapids DC employees were presented with specially design t-shirts and certificates by Safety Manager Linda Karel. “We have to recognize Linda for the tireless work she puts forth in support of our safety programs. She’s done a great job.” Said Bob Christian, COO. Congratulations to all the employees who help reach this important milestone!