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AIB International

Outstanding AIB Audit at Grandville, MI Warehouse

Columbian Logistics Network is please to announce it’s Grandville distribution center has passed it’s AIB International audit with a score of 960. The AIB International is a globally recognized non-profit that provides independent audit service, consulting, and educational programs in an effort to promote food safety across the food processing and distribution industries. The audit system for food distributors is composed of 5 categories:

  1. Operational Methods and Personnel PracticesAIB-International
  2. Maintenance for Food Safety
  3. Cleaning Practices
  4. Integrated Pest Management
  5. Adequacy of the Prerequisite and Food Safety Programs

Scores are determined by the number and type of ‘observations’ recorded by the auditor. “We are really proud of this score, it’s a great reflection of our commitment to providing our customers with the highest level of food safety.” Notes Jim Gadziemski, General Manager of Warehousing. Grandville facility manager Tami Binkowski would like to recognize the contributions of Dave Cotto, Food Safety Specialist, and Alisha Nettles, 1st shift warehouseman. “Their hard work and dedication really help make the audit process go seamlessly, and they are already planning on how to raise the score for next year!”.

1000 days No Lost Time Team

1,000 Days No Lost Time To Injuries

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,

1000 days No Lost Time Team

The Grand Rapids DC team members, gathered to celebrate their achievement

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!