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Burris Gazette Winter 2007

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“Make it Happen” and Get it Right” in FY-2007




Notes from Human Resources Wilma Carey, VP of Human Resources Bob Sliwa, Executive VP of Human Resources and Legal Financial security in retirement is one of the key issues facing our nation. As Baby Boomers are nearing retirement there are newspaper articles and television reports that many people nearing retirement age have not adequately saved for retirement. We also hear reports that social security needs to be overhauled and may not be able to pay benefits beyond the next 15 to 25 years. This is a critical situation for people who have not saved enough and are relying on the Government to take care of them. Fortunately for us, we have a vehicle to help us save for retirement: The Burris Logistics Retirement Plan. This Plan allows you to save money on a tax-deferred basis. In addition Burris matches 50% of your contribution up to 3% of your compensation. So if you contribute 3%, Burris contributes 1.5%. This is in addition to other pension contributions made by the Company. You have recently received a letter from PNC Bank, the Plan administrator informing you of the decision to change three of the funds and add two more for your selection. This was the result of monitoring the investment funds in order to continue to offer you excellent diversified funds to choose from.

In addition to the Retirement Plan, Burris also offers many other excellent benefits – medical, dental, optional life insurance, dependent optional life insurance on your spouse and children, supplemental accidental death & dismemberment, short term and long term disability. All of your elected 2007 benefits have been keyed in recently. Please check your pay stub and make sure all of your elected benefits are listed correctly. If you have cancelled any previously covered benefit, make sure that has been deleted. If your benefit deductions are not correct, contact your HR Representative immediately and we will take care of getting this corrected as soon as possible. Now is a good time to check your tax situation, do you need to complete a new W-4 for the New Year. Or, has your address changed – make sure you see your HR Representative and complete an address change form or a new W-4.

We wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous NEW YEAR!

If you are not actively contributing to the Plan, I urge you to do so. Remember you are responsible for your financial security in retirement. What better time to start than now at the beginning of the New Year. If you are enrolled in the Plan now but can contribute more I also urge you to do so. You should review the investment funds and make choices based on your investment style and what is right for you. There are funds for all types of investors, from those that are risk adverse to the more speculative investor. You can contact PNC either by phone (1 800 374-4631) or by visiting the web site (www.retirementdirections.com) to enroll, change your elections or get more information about the funds available.

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TOG E T H E R W E A R E U N I T E D WAY!! would be that his son, John and his wife, Cathy led the

entire state of Delaware’s United Way Campaign. Lillian Burris certainly was touched and proud that John and Cathy stepped up to keep Jack’s legacy alive and well. We are fortune that Jack and Lillian Burris passed their commitment to helping others to their children. The Burris Family backs us 100% with efforts that we make to assist those in need. Just imagine - 2007 will be Now, imagine so much better the people that we for everyone have helped their - including everyday life a us! Some day little easier, unborn when things babies are receivaren’t just ing vital pre-natal going the way care, children are you expect . . . receiving extra take a moment attention to needs and be thankthat may have been ful for the overlooked, teens simple things. are able to attend Everyday things we take for granted, are special to those uplifting and positive programs, adults have access to many programs to assist in helping them solve problems in need. Just by supporting United Way, you can know that you are participating in one of life’s greatest joys . . . that affect their everyday life. The elderly are receiving helping others! We can’t ask for more than that. nourishment and special care that would not ordinarily be available to them. United Way agencies cover every Thanks again to all the locations for your aspect of life - even Hospice care for those with terminal illnesses. What a blessing it is to know we are doing the support! NEW YEAR’S BLESSINGS... best for others! Can you imagine how proud Jack Burris Barbara Smith As you are reading this, imagine confetti in the air, lots of cheering, a big celebration . . . Why? As a company we raised $51,500.00 for United Way! That’s a cool $103,000 - with the generous corporate match! We all have every reason to be proud and thankful as well as to all of our team members that made this happen for United Way!!

“Good Samaritan” Fund Emergency: An unexpected, serious occurrence or situation urgently requiring prompt action. Parameters: 1. Must be an active Burris Associate with at least one year service. 2. The maximum amount awarded will be $2,500 per request. 3. Grant requests can be communicated via e-mail. Your grant request will be confidentially reviewed and processed by the “Good Samaritan” Fund Committee Members: Lori Metz, Barbara Smith and Maggie Owens.

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Orlando, Florida two years ago. Her hard work has allowed her to work her way up to being an auditor in our BJ’s pro-

July Employee of the Month

Alejandro Rodriquez has been a tractor-trailer driver for Burris since April 14, 2005. His performance has always been at a professional level with both customers and fellow coworkers. He has filled in a times as a yard jockey when needed without any hesitation. He also runs the Disney fry loads when asked upon. This is a very labor intensive task as well as a time sensitive delivery. He is always there when needed for whatever job it may be. We consider ourselves to be fortunate to have him on our team. Congratulations Alejandro on receiving this award. You make us very proud.

August Employee of the Month

Valarie Barnes has been selected as our August 2006 Employee Of The Month. Valarie celebrated her two-year anniversary with Burris this month as well. We were lucky enough to find Valarie two years ago when we were staffing up for our new account, Walt Disney World. Over the last two years, she has developed and maintained an excellent working relationship with this important customer. Valarie is responsible for scheduling inbound deliveries, tracking railcars, processing orders for the account, and resolving any issues that may come up. Valarie consistently goes above and beyond in all of her duties! Congratulations Valarie on being Orlando’s, August Employee of the month!

September Employee of the Month Maria Carvajal started at Burris in the Sanitation Department nearly

gram. As an auditor, she is responsible for ensuring that our customer BJ’s Wholesale Clubs receives the perfect orders that they have come to expect from us. Maria is a dedicated and conscientious employee who always gives 100%, and she can always be counted on to perform her job functions in exemplary fashion. Congratulations Maria on being selected as Burris’ Employee of the Month for September.

October Employee of the Month Dinko Zovko has been with Burris Logistics since August 2004. In the two years Dinko has been working in Orlando, he has proved to be an invaluable asset to Burris. He is always ready, willing and able to offer help to those around him. Dinko is a selector in our Bj’s Wholesale program and through his

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hard work and determination he has consistently proved to be one of our top selectors not only in production but also in the accuracy of the orders he selects. Dinko’s excellent attitude, willingness to help wherever he is needed and his impeccable safety record proved to be some of the reasons we selected Dinko as our October 2006 employee of the month. Congratulations Dinko.

in the Bj’s program. Julio was then later promoted to the Bj’s shipping supervisor on the night shift. He now is currently holding the Receiving Night Shift Manager position. Julio just completed his twelve-week Dale Carnegie course “how to make friends and influence people”. He has been a terrific asset to Burris since day one. It is dedicated and conscientious people such as Julio that makes Orlando such a successful operation. Congratulations Julio on being Orlando’s Star of the Quarter for September 2006!

been put in charge of our Sanitation department. Alba was originally hired as a checker in our Disney Program. Last year due to her attention to detail and conscientious attitude, she earned herself a position in our Bj’s shipping department as an audi-

tor ensuring the accuracy of our outbound loads for Bj’s Wholesale clubs. Since Alba has taken the position of Sanitation Supervisor her new department has improved markedly. Congratulations Alba on your new promotion.

Orlando’s Star of the Quarter for September 2006 is Julio Rivera. Julio began his career in our Bj’s ship-

AIB Audit Orlando Promotions

Danny Downes Jr. has been promoted to supervisor in charge of our Bj’s program. Danny started his career with Burris just over two years ago as the lead in charge of our Disney program. Shortly there after he was put in charge of our night shift receiving team. Danny’s experience and leadership skills earns him the respect and admiration of his employees.

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Alba Duque has recently

Recent

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ping department as a selector 2-1/2 years ago. Shortly thereafter he was promoted to a Reach Truck Driver

Congratulations Danny on your new promotion.

underwent the scrutiny of our annual AIB inspection on behalf of one of our customers November 3, 2006. We are pleased to announce that once again we scored extremely well with a score of 93. We are proud and fortunate to have a Sanitation department that is able to maintain our facility in such a superior fashion. Trying to maintain a facility with 220 + employees, shipping in excess of 400,000 cases weekly, working 7 days/ 24hours/ 365 day’s per year is not an easy task and we appreciate the hard work all of our employees put into this effort.




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Horace Dudley

Burris Logistics, Harrington, Delaware

“40 Years of service that is accidentfree is most remarkable - maybe even superhuman.� Get It Right




Orlando begins its United Way kick-off campaign on October 26, 2006!

Burris Orlando, began it’s United Way campaign with a luncheon on Thursday, October 25. The luncheon officially kicked off the campaign for donations to benefit United Way organizations. We had homemade lasagna and Ziti made by our office manager Stacey Hayes, who also headed up the luncheon. We organized a 50-50 raffle that was offered to all of our employees. Half of the money from the raffle went to the winner and the other half went to the United Way. We also had 64 employees sign up for the weekly payroll deductions benefiting the United way. Thanks to the efforts of Stacey and all of our employees that participated we raised over Five -Thousand dollars making this the most successful campaign for the Orlando facility to date.

When it comes to food, you can always count on Frank and Danny!

Food Drive to help the needy

in Central Florida

The Orlando facility held its first annual food drive in November. Thanks to the generous contributions from our employees and our customer Bj’s Wholesale clubs, we were able to donate enough food to a local charity to help feed many needy families in the Orlando area.

Safety Incentive Awards On December 14, Orlando awarded the prizes associated with our new safety incentive program that began June 2006. This new program has proved to be extremely successful since inception. In the second quarter the Orlando team worked 118,599 hours (91 days). This represented a three percent increase in man hours worked over the same quarter last year. Despite the increase in hours worked, we were able to reduce our accident count by sixty-seven percent versus the same quarter last year and we maintained our no lost time status. This achievement was commemorated with a cookout and a drawing for Gift Cards, Burris jackets, shirts and hats.

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Boy Scouts of America Troop 823 Boy Scouts Flag Retirement On September 30, 2006, Boy Scout Troop 823 performed a flag retirement ceremony here at our facility. This ceremony permitted us to respectfully retire two American flags that once flew in front of our warehouse. We are grateful to Boy Scout Troop 823’s participation in this ceremony, and how they showed us the honorable way to properly retire an American Flag. The first step of the ceremony calls for cutting the star field from the flag. The reason we do not cut the blue star field is it represents the union of the fifty states and one should never let the union be broken. Second, each stripe is cut from the flag individually while reciting the

meaning of each stripe on our flag: Seven red stripes and six white strips; together they represent the original 13 colonies that gained us liberty. The red stands for the men and women in the armed forces who have served or died to keep freedom alive. It also stands for those on our soil who have died to protect the rights of others. The white stripes remind us of purity and cleanliness of purpose, thought, word and deed and honor deep inside our soul. The blue stands for valor and courage that binds our fifty states together. The blue field is indicative of God’s heaven under which it flies. The stars represent the fifty sovereign states of our union Each stripe is then burned individually and the star field is burned last. All of us should take some time to remember just how lucky we are to live in this country, as well as remember the huge price so many Americans have had to pay in order to keep our country free and safe.

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Remember Me Unknown Some people call me Old Glory, others call me the Star-Spangled Banner, but whatever they call me, I am your flag, the flag of the United States of America. I remember some time ago people lined up on both sides of the street to watch the parade, and naturally, I was always there, proudly waving in the breeze. When your daddy saw me coming, he immediately removed his hat and placed it over his heart. Remember? And you, I remember you standing there straight as a soldier. You didn’t have a hat, but you were giving the right salute. Remember your little sister? Not to be outdone, she was saluting the same as you, with her hand over her heart. Remember? What happened? I’m still the same old flag. Oh, I have added a few more stars since you were a boy, and a lot more blood has been shed since those parades of long ago. But I don’t feel as proud as I used to. When I come down your street, you just stand there with your hands in your pockets. I may get a small glance, but then you look away. I see children running around and shouting. They don’t seem to know who I am. I saw one man take off his hat and look around. He didn’t see anybody else with his hat off, so he quickly put his back on. Is it a sin to be patriotic? Have you forgotten what I stand for and where I’ve been? …Anzio, Normandy, Omaha Beach, Guadalcanal, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. Take a look at the memorial honor rolls some time. Look at the names of those who never came back in order to keep this republic free. One nation under God. When you salute me, you are actually saluting them. Well, it won’t be long until I’ll be coming down your street again. So, when you see me, stand straight and place your right hand over your heart. I’ll salute you by waving back. And I’ll know that you remembered.

Boy Scout’s receive their “Truck Transportation” merit badge

While the scouts were here to retire our flags, we also helped them earn their “Truck Transportation” merit badge. To qualify for this merit badge, they were required to work off a Boy Scout work sheet and answer numerous questions pertaining to the

trucking industry. These questions pertained to trucking safety and maintenance, the types of trucks used in the course of commerce, and the role the trucking industry plays in our economy. We allowed the scouts to climb into and around several of our tractor-trailers. Danny Downes and Charles Hollowell setup some scenarios to help the scouts understand what is involved in driving one of our tractor-trailers. They also explained the rigorous inspections and other regulations that govern our industry, as well as describe what a Burris driver faces everyday out on the road. “Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.” Robert Half Staffing Consultant

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Safety And Health Fair On September 21, 2006, we held our 1st Annual Safety and Health Fair. We extended an invitation to selected vendors to participate, and 14 were able to attend. The vast array of information provided by our vendors, provided our employees with an excellent learning experience. Not only did our employees interact verbally with each vendor, but they were treated to free testing and screening. The testing and screening included hearing, vision, glucose, cholesterol, skin cancer, spine abnormalities, and lower back assessments. The Orlando Fire Department brought along some of their equipment. They also informed us on carbon monoxide poisoning dangers, fire safety, and the importance of a working smoke detector. The Orlando Police Department gave us information on self-defense techniques, home security, and internet safety for our children. Thanks to everybody who made this such a successful event.

We greatly appreciate the involvement of the vendors that participated in our Health fair: Medero Medical

La Fitness®

Arthritis Foundation

Orlando Police Department

Florida Safety Council

Tempur-pedic® Company

Orlando Fire Department

Bj’s® Vision Center (Luxottica®)

American Red Cross

American Lung Association

American Cancer Association

Park Place Behavioral Health

General Nutrition Centers (GNC®

Associates in Dermatology

Deerfield Dental

Chiropractor Dr. Heise

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Federalsburg, Maryland Please join me in congratulating Mr. Ed Givens; Federalsburg’s VP of Distribution, in reaching his 30-year career anniversary with the Company. Ed spent a great deal of his time in Harrington before settling into Federalsburg for the homestretch.

Ed definitely leads by example. His “Never say No” and his attention to the customers needs, have lead Federalsburg to win 3 Vendor of the Year Awards and 1 Distribution Center of the Year Award. Ed is very true to his motto, “Customer, Quality, Service”. We are pleased to have Ed as a leader in the Federalsburg organization. Star of the Quarter: Congratulations to Steve

Warner for being Federalsburg’s Star of the Quarter. Steve is employed in the transportation department as a driver. When it comes to on-time deliveries and guarding your freight, Steve is one of the best! Steve recently celebrated 10 years with the Company. During that time, Steve has received numerous safety and attendance awards. He is always on top of his game and will not hesitate to call if he feels something is not quite right. His attention to detail and his no-nonsense attitude make him an ideal choice for Star of the Quarter. Congratulations! Driver Safety Awards: 7 years: Thelbert Pinkett and Steve Warner; 4 years: John Wilt and Paul Holland; 3 years” Randall Anderson, John Stewerd and Hector Castellanos. 2 Years David Aburto, Burless “BJ” Hall, Rick Perry, Keith Bennett, Jerry McDorman, and John Telmanoski. 1 year: Chris Brooks, Jason Kellenbenz, Rickey Dodd, Marcus Parker, and Vaugh Todd Service Awards: Ed Givens (VP) 30 years; Melvin Johnson (Rec. Lead) 20 years; Wayne Beulah (sanitation) 10 years; Steve Warner (driver) 10 years; Frances Wooleyhand (transportation billing) 5 years; Phillip “Mac” Jenkins (loader) 3 years.

Elliott Friedman

The MRA Hall of Fame inductions, November 2, 2006, for Elliott Friedman. The gentlemen in the middle next to Ed is Hank Comicello, Eastern Division President, Safeway.

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Corporate Christmas Dinner December 9, 2006

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Harrington, Delaware of the workload in a safe manner. Without people like Horace we could not deliver the service our customers have come to expect. Horace, and people like him are the cornerstone of our success. Wow! Talk about WOW service, Horace Dudley has

done it again. Horace was recently honored by Refrigiwear by having his photo and a brief biography included in their 2007 calendar. Horace was one of 12 chosen out of 75,000 entries. Now, to top that honor, Horace has been awarded the Refrigiwear Lifetime Achievement Award. Only five people in the world are given this award each year. The winner must display a good work ethic including among other things, good attendance, consistency in their efforts and most importantly, safety. As stated in an earlier article, Horace has worked for our company for nearly forty years (10-17-67) without a lost time incident. Incredible.

Congratulations again, Horace. You’ve proven to everyone that it’s possible to work hard and do it safely. We’re proud and honored that your part of our “Make it Happen” team.

Every year in Harrington we make a concerted effort on behalf of the United Way Agency. We explain, through volunteers that canvass our entire workforce, all of the ways this agency touches our lives. Employees who donate via payroll deduction are eligible for a host of prizes including a portable T.V., a C.D. player/ recorder and a vacation day.

Statistically speaking, all of us, no matter where we live, no matter our status in life, have a friend or family member who has benefitted from the United Way, either directly or indirectly! THAT is remarkable. This charitable organization was a favorite of Mr. “Jack” Burris, and so it’s important to us all to not only assist the United Way One might ask how Horace’s accomplishments trans- with donations, but to honor a wonderful man’s memory at the same time. This is for you Mr. Burris. Thank you late into WOW service for our customers. The answer for showing us the way. is simple. Horace is here every day and does his share

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Burris Retail Logistics, for the 15th year in a row, held their annual employee Christmas party at the Milford Bowling Lanes. In keeping with the joyous time the Christmas holiday brings, this venue provides a great atmosphere for families and friends to gather for fellowship, food and fun. The Harrington Warehouse and Transportation team, as well as the corporate staff in Milford all enjoyed a festive time. Even Santa Claus paid a visit and all the children were eager to give him their wish lists. It was truly a fun time for all involved. An interesting side note: Mike Florczyk, on behalf of the warehousemen, challenged Mark Tarzwell, our strapping COO to a couple of “bowl offs”. After two games of close competition, Mike and Doug Phillips prevailed and now have “bragging rights” for one year. Nice try boss, but we were ready for you. And we didn’t “sandbag”, honest! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to the entire Burris team. As we approach the new year, may the blessings of the Lord be upon us all, now and forever. Respectfully submitted by: Larry Passwaters

A Record Setting Day in Harrington Congratulations to the day receiving, day crane and maintenance crews in Harrington. On December 28, 2006 the Harrington team had an incredible day, a “WOW” day. Together, they managed to receive over 102,00 cases on 1,570 pallets! This same group of men and women also managed to ship (load) more than 6200 cases on another 160 pallets!! AWESOME! Something like this can ONLY happen through teamwork and diligence. Every department had a hand in “Making It Happen”. People from other departments chipped in to help cover manpower shortages, the crews worked over to “git ‘er done”, maintenance of the equipment was crucial in allowing the operation to “flow” properly. For fear of missing someone if I tried to mentioned you all by name, let me offer to everyone who played a part in this awesome achievement, a sincere and heartfelt thank you. You and all the other Burris associates like you, are the reason this company has been and will continue to be, successful. You are the best. God bless all of you.

Larry B. Passwaters V.P., Distribution Harrington, Delaware

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On January 17, 2007, many were left devastated to hear the shocking news of the sudden loss of Paul Rowland. Paul was employed with Burris since March 23, 1987, and he was also the shop steward for Teamsters Local An Angel Among Us Union 355. Paul was a great person and friend to all. He had a good sense of humor Rest In Peace Paul and always with a smile on his face. He enjoyed keeping Born on October 1, 1954 you on your toes and busting peoples chops especially about Joined the angels on January 17, 2007 sports. The New York Mets and the New York Jets were his passion when it came to teams. Paul wasn’t just a good friend to his coworkers but to his Thoughts of you will cross my mind Acme stores as well. Luke who Time and time again The memories that you leave behind is now retired was employed as Will be looked upon with a smile a receiver with Acme for many As they brighten my days and warm my heart years and when he called Though I may not be able to see you As we look back over time about the news he said, “In the Or touch you I know you won’t be far away We find ourselves wondering . . . Smiling down and watching over me forty years I have been with Did we remember to thank you enough Along with my other quardian angels For all you have done for us? Acme I have never had driver For all the times you hauled a long load And when the day comes I must walk that path that was more dear of a friend Or sat at a backhaul for hours I know you will be there waiting with a smile For your understanding when you to me than Paul. We were So as I sit here with tears in my eyes please know Didn’t get home in time for that social event always joking around and the You will be sadly missed Paulie We wonder if we ever thanked you My life has been truly blessed girls in the bakery and the For the sacrifices you made. To have had a friend like you To help us be the very best? deli are beside themselves. I And for the simple things. can’t believe this is happening. Love Always Your, Like laughter, smiles and times we shared? He’ll be truly missed.” This If we have forgotten to show our Krissy Gratitude enough for all the things you did, is just one response from the We’re thanking you now. And we are hoping that you knew all along. many people who knew and How much you meant to us. loved Paul Rowland. He It won’t be the same without you. touched the lives of everyone and will be truly missed. It Sincerely, Your Burris Family simply won’t be the same without him around.

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Elkton, Maryland

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18 (Left Picture: Constance Johns is congratulated by Inventory Control Manager Galen Hopkins on her selection as an Employee of the Month for December 2006.) (Right Picture: Art Reynolds is congratulated by Inventory Control Supervisor Bob Lewis on his selection as an Employee of the Month for December 2006. ) Elkton, MD

Sumter, South Carolina Sumter’s Safety Committee for 2007. front row l-r Luke Hicks, Harold James (Chairman), Johnny Wells, Stacey Spann; back row l-r Phillip Shipley, George Lynch, Ellison Holland, Charlie Bassett and Bobby Gamble. Not pictured Leonard Smith.

Lakeland, Florida

Lakeland employees enjoy their annual Thanksgiving meal together!

We would like to congratulate Jesse Robbins on his 5 year anniversary with Burris. Thank you, Jesse for 5 years of dedicated service!

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Haines City, Florida “Safety First” in Haines City!

As of December 1st, Haines City has gone over one year accident and injury free. All the employees in Haines City have taken an active role in continuing our safe operations. Several things have been put in place that have enabled us to improve the work environment in Haines City. One, we have various safety related signs located throughout the facility to give daily reminders to all. Two, we rotate our safety committee members every six months, in order to continue getting fresh ideas for areas that may need attention. Three, we have suggestion boxes located in the break rooms asking for safety ideas. If we get a new idea from the boxes that we implement, we reward the employee that made the suggestion. We have, also, installed two electronic signs in our break rooms that show how many days it has been since our last accident. In order to keep everyone’s interest, we added incentives at various completed days. (90 days, 6 months, 1 year... etc) Thanks, Greg Ross - General Manager

Jacksonville, Florida From: Mann, Julie [mailto:Julie.Mann@swiftbrands.com] Sent: Monday, January 22, 2007 1:52 PM To: Padgett, Sara Cc: Simon, Jacqueline; Smith, Paul Subject: Jackie Simon Importance: High Sara,   Quite often we only communicate to ask for help with a problem or such, but I am going to stop and write to you and tell you how much I appreciate Jackie’s help.   I am sitting here thinking how often I pick up that phone and press zero when I can not find her, and when I do, no matter how upset I may be, she will stop me, listen and will get my problem taken care of, if not then, some time thereafter.   It is very nice to know that we have support like this and I just wanted you to know.   Julie M. Mann - Swift & Company

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ANNOUNCEMENTS BIRT H S Roberto Ramos is a proud new daddy of a baby girl Jocelyn Lillianna Ramos. She was born October 11, 2006 @12:01AM at Winnie Palmer Hospital in Orlando, Florida. Jocelyn weighed in at 7 lbs 3oz and was 21 inches long. Congratulations Roberto and Kristin Ramos.

B I RT H S was 20 ½ inches long. Congratulations Benny and Marlenis.

Orlando, FL

B I RT HS Destiny A’Merie Heim born 7/5/05 Parents: Matthias and Madelina Heim

Elkton, MD Danny Hernandez is a proud new daddy of a baby girl named Jillian John Roosevelt Green IV born Leah Hernandez. She was born 11/23/06 November 17, 2006 @ 2:30 PM at Parents: John R III and Diamond Winnie Palmer Hospital in Orlando, Celeste Green Orlando, FL Florida. Jillian weighed 6lbs 9 oz Elkton, Maryland and was 19 ½ long. Congratulations Dilver Valle is a proud new daddy Danny and Alicia. of a baby boy Jaden Clyde Valle. He Orlando, FL was born October 13, 2006 @11:00 AM at Osceola Regional Medical Congratulations to Justin Reilly Center Kissimmee, Florida. Jaden WEDDING (warehouse) on the birth of his son weighed in at 7 lbs 7oz and was 19 Gavin. ½ inches long. Congratulations to Federalsburg, MD Congratulations to William StrawDilver and Meyon Valle as well as berry (driver), and Quianna Newthe Grandparents that also work in Congratulations to Keith Bennett comb who recently wed. Orlando, Maria Valle and Miguel (driver) and his wife on the birth of Barrera. their son Alexander Hammond Ben- Federalsburg, MD nett, born 12-5-06. Orlando, FL Marcus Rodriguez is a proud new daddy of a baby boy named Isaiah Rodriguez. He was born October 18, 2006 @ 2:00AM at Winnie Palmer Hospital in Orlando, Florida. Isaiah weighed 6lbs 7oz and was 22 inches long. Congratulations to Marcus and Hallima. Orlando, FL Benny Germosen is a proud new daddy of a baby girl named Amelia Isabel Germosen. Amelia was born November 14, 2006 @ 8:42 PM at Florida Hospital Celebration campus. She weighed 8lbs 4 oz and

Federalsburg, MD Brian Lane and girlfriend Jennifer had a healthy baby boy on November 7, 2006, Brian Lane Jr, he weighed 8 lbs and 2 1/2 oz. Congratulations to all!

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Selena Sarai Cruz was born Parents: Sergio Cruz and Kathy Welch 9/28/06 Elkton, MD

Card Designer Doug Stuart, Creative Apple Store

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Burris Gazette Winter 2007