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Employee Spotlight – DJ Belden

For today’s Employee Spotlight, we return our beam back to the production shop.  We have some very talented employees who aren’t always in the forefront, but it’s important that the public face of our company (ie: sales & marketing) remembers that there’s many other guys behind the scenes who make everything possible.

DJ is a senior welder for SJF and has been with the company for approximately two years.  His work can be see regularly seen on the refurbished material coming out of our shop.  Let’s learn a little more about DJ.

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Beams for Boobs

Support the fight against breast cancer!  Get a pair of pink beams with your order and we’ll donate a portion of each sale to fight breast cancer.

How, you ask?  Simply ask your salesperson to include one pair of pink beams and you’ve done your part.  Not only will you be donating to a good cause, you’ll be able to show your support to anybody who sees your …ahem…rack.

Featured Client: United Mailing Services

More than twenty years ago, United Mailing Services, Inc. (UMS) got its start in the owner’s basement. That was in 1989 when mail was sorted by hand. Since then UMS and the United States Postal Service have gone through many changes. By 1997 UMS expanded throughout the entire state of Wisconsin. Being a privately owned business which does work share with the United States Postal Service, UMS has become a leader in the automation industry.

UMS serves hundreds of clients, ranging from small local businesses to Fortune 500 companies throughout Wisconsin. In 2011 they expanded their business once again by offering high-speed digital color print to better serve the needs of their customers.

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SJF’s New Sweep Sorter

SJF engineer Matt Johnson & systems integrator Frank Sterner team up with SJF’s fabrication pros to create, fabricate and program a first-of-its-kind sweep sorter.

This is a very specialized piece of equipment capable of sorting hard to sort packages and bagged product (aka Halloween & other Costumes). This was specifically designed for a Minnesota client to quickly process and fill incoming sales orders quickly while minimizing errors.

This system will allow the company to vastly increase the number of orders they can process as well accommodate future growth and product demand.

 

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SJF Presents Rusty Iron Chef – French Toast

Our Friday morning cooking crew has returned with yet another gripping episode of Rusty Iron Chef. This time, Master Chef Vance Haugen and Sous Chef Jim Sinz put their talents to work making french toast and bacon for the hungry SJF office team.  As a bonus – Vance shares his special homemade syrup, and Jim teaches us how to make another delicious topping.  Will they pull it off?
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Featured Client – Cameron’s Coffee

Cameron’s Coffee is a Minnesota based premium coffee roaster, with a unique roasting and packing plant made to deliver the freshest and smoothest coffee around.  Focusing on sustainable practices and minimal carbon footprint, they are a leading provider of coffee across the nation.

With all their roasting done locally in Minnesota, and with a boom in coffee drinking, Cameron’s was in need to consolidate and simplify their operations.  They contacted SJF to assist in a three phase move into a larger warehouse.  Three existing coffee storage warehouses were consolidated into the new larger warehouse, along with their display fabrication shop.

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