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SJF Honored at Minnesota’s Top 100 Companies Celebration

Earlier this year, SJF Material Handling received notice that it had been named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2018 by Minnesota Business Magazine. The awards program and dinner honoring this year’s award recipients took place on Thursday, June 28 at the JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America.

Qualifications for the “100 Best” Award

To be awarded this honor, the following excerpt from Minnesota Business Magazine states:

Minnesota is known for being a great place to live and work, with top-notch companies in many industries headquartered here. Each year, these companies submit nominations for the 100 Best Companies to Work For Awards by Minnesota Business magazine. This award recognizes Minnesota’s top companies and, time after time, helps the winners attract key employees who make all the difference.

The “100 Best” were determined by the resulting scores of an anonymous online questionnaire filled out by the employees of each participating company — to determine which companies in Minnesota excel in the areas of work environment, employee benefits, and overall employee happiness, making them the 100 Best Companies to Work For.

This is the 4th time SJF has been named to this prestigious list and we are very proud of the accomplishment!


SJF Material Handling Employees

Pictured from left: Denise Rosenau, Sam Sterner, Matt Johnson, Vance Haugen, Tom Moore, Justin Erkenbrack, Stafford Sterner, Frank Sterner, Eric Thovson.

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

SJF Named One of Minnesota’s “100 Best Companies”

SJF Material Handling is honored to be named to Minnesota Business Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2018. This is the 4th time SJF has been named to this prestigious list.

Qualifications for the “100 Best” Award From Minnesota Business Magazine

Minnesota is known for being a great place to live and work, with top-notch companies in many industries headquartered here. Each year, these companies submit nominations for the 100 Best Companies to Work For Awards by Minnesota Business magazine. This award recognizes Minnesota’s top companies and, time after time, helps the winners attract key employees who make all the difference.

The “100 Best” were determined by the resulting scores of an anonymous online questionnaire filled out by the employees of each participating company — to determine which companies in Minnesota excel in the areas of work environment, employee benefits, and overall employee happiness, making them the 100 Best Companies to Work For.

SJF will be honored in a celebration awards program and dinner on Thursday, June 28th at JW Marriott in Minneapolis.

We love our Minnesota Vikings!

We’re excited… We’re pumped… This is our year and we’re ready to  cheer our very own Minnesota Vikings all the way to the Superbowl! Go purple and gold!

SKOL VIKES!

Employee Spotlight – Ed Salonek

Ed Salonek, SJFToday in our Employee Spotlight is Ed Salonek, Controller and Human Resources Manager. Ed is a busy guy but always seems to have a smile on his face and something to joke about.

It’s not unusual to see him here in the office on a weekend or an evening and even then, he’s smiling. Having one full time position is enough for most people but Ed takes care of two departments, and important ones at that. I’m sure he wonders occasionally what he’s gotten himself into as Ed the HR Manager, but what keeps us on the straight and narrow is that we know he’s also Ed the Controller, who makes sure we get paid. 🙂


Name: Ed Salonek

Title: Controller and Human Resources Manager

Years at SJF: 11 years

What do you like most about working at SJF? I enjoy the mixture of accounting and programming\customization with Epicor.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not at work? Camping, watching Wild hockey, hunting with Mocha

What’s your favorite day? Saturday

Biggest pet peeve? Lazy people.

Name something about you, that people would be surprised to know: I like to work, got it from my parents.

Merry Christmas from SJF

Merry Christmas from SJF

From our SJF Family to Yours –

Wishing you a
Bright Holiday Season
& Joyful New Year!

SJF’s Employee Appreciation Dinner

Joe Bachel and Matt Johnson enjoy some of the best chicken in Winsted at SJF's Employee Appreciation Dinner

Joe Bachel and Matt Johnson enjoy some of the best chicken in Winsted at SJF’s Employee Appreciation Dinner.

Thank you SJF Employees!

October 27, 2017 – How do you show employees that they are valued and appreciated? Feed them, of course!

SJF employees enjoyed a catered dinner from V’s Grill in Winsted on Friday, October 27th as a huge THANK YOU for all that they do for SJF Material Handling.

Employee Spotlight – Jason Deiter

Jason Deiter, Senior Sales SpecialistToday in our Employee Spotlight is Jason Deiter, Senior Sales Specialist. Jason is our longest running Sales Specialist here at SJF, so it’s safe to say he knows the material handling business very well.

Jason is also a local celebrity (although he would strongly disagree with that statement and will probably ask for it to be removed). As a member of the local band Rize and as a solo musician, he’s in front of crowds singing his heart out and playing guitar on a regular basis. You would think that he would put on an impromptu show every now and then for the rest of the SJF employees but we’re still waiting for that day.


Jason Deiter, Senior Sales SpecialistName: Jason Deiter

Title: Senior Sales Specialist

Years at SJF: 24 years

What do you like most about working at SJF? Flexibility, opportunity and coworkers.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not at work? Singing, playing guitar, camping, motorcycling, school activities with kids.

What’s your favorite day? May 9th. It’s my birthday and I took it off for the first time this year. I like it so much that I have decided to make it a habit. Everybody should take their birthday off.

Biggest pet peeve? Dirty dishes in or around the sink.

Name something about you, that people would be surprised to know: Though I fly, I am afraid to fly.

What question would you like to answer that you didn’t get asked? What is my favorite color? I have had 4 blue vehicles, 4 blue motorcycles and 3 blue guitars.

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