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Employees Volunteer for Day of Service 

enews story mfb service team 640 300x169 Employees Volunteer for Day of Service Twelve Excel employees volunteered to ‘Share the Blessings’ at Midwest Food Bank in Morton on July 10. This event was part of the Day of Service initiative which was recently started by  FLSmidth. Through this program, employees may use up to 8 hours per calendar year of volunteer service time for selected community service events.

The primary purpose of this event was to hand-package and assemble an entire pallet of Tender Mercies® Meals for local distribution – which was sponsored by Excel. Two teams each assembled these easy hot meal packets consisting of rice, beans, vegetable protein, chicken seasoning and vitamin mix; one packet can feed a family of four by simply boiling 5 cups of water and simmering for 20 minutes. It took the group almost three hours to hand-package over 5,200 meal packets and complete this project. A great time was had by everyone who assisted and several commented on how good it felt to ‘give back’ to the community. 

Midwest Food Bank had more work for us to assist with afterwards. Employees who stuck around helped re-package powdered eggs for the Peoria Division – which was a messy job! Employees also assembled two more pallets of Tender Mercies Meals which were pre-packaged by their automated machine.
Carol Jankowski (Director, Morton Division) was extremely grateful for Excel’s volunteer service and she welcomed us back any time. Special thanks to those who volunteered for this first Day of Service Event: 

Scott Bailey (Assembly Technician)
Steve Beach (Machinist)
Brandon Burling (Marketing)
Chris DeSantis (Quality Management Representative)
Bruce ‘Fergie’ Ferguson (Machinist)
Mike Heine (Director of Marketing)
Mike Kerley (Machinist)
Chris Poole (CB Shop Team Leader)
Tyson Rathmel (Machinist)
Joey Rutledge (Manufacturing Engineer)
John Smock (Machinist)
Lisa Willmert (Human Resources Coordinator)

Day of Service Photos

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