January 2017 The Snort Report

The Snort Report

Issue: #47

January 2017

Wishing you a year of immeasurable blessings and joy!

Happy New Year!

Congratulations to our January 2017 Production and Management Employees of the Month!

Wonderful Outstanding Worker

January 2017 Production Employees of the Month

Brad Benson

Tar Ghay

January 2017 Management Employee of the Month

Armando Gavaldon

Do you know someone that is deserving of this honor? You can nominate them by coming up to HR and filling out a form on who you want to nominate and why.



Tilahun Gisila

Jessica Garcia

Mark Ryan

Quality Pork Processors, Inc

Mel Gilbertson

Hello Everyone,

The days are slowly getting longer; I think we gain about 15 minutes this week of added daylight. It sure doesn’t feel that way because of the lack of sun and the dreary weather that we have been experiencing for the last week or so. But eventually it will change and the sun will be shining again. I can hardly wait.

The project group has about 21 projects on the list. They meet every two weeks and track the progress of the items on the list. One item on the list is the inedible dump station on the processing floor, that will eliminate the need of the floor janitor having to wheel gondolas of heads and floor scraps over to the inedible dump station over on the Hormel side. It’s been a project that we have wanted to get done here for a while. It will address some safety issues that we have had and efficiency issues also, a good project to have behind us. They will start on the project Sat. the 28th and will take a few weekends to complete. Another big one on the processing side is the midsection skinner replacements that is going through the routing phase and if approved should get the go for this year. The rework skinner is a in the skin room is also on the list the plan there is to address the safety aspect of the skinner. There are also a number of projects that are in the works over on the cut side, the Lacone saw, replacing the round pipe on the belly classifier slides. The old cafeteria (cut side) windows and wall from outside water damage, also a small addition to the guard shack. So that is some of the 21 projects that are in the works.

Remember to work with safety at the top of the list.


Karissa Fawver


 Quality Pork’s Medical Department is fully staffed by health care professionals dedicated to promoting health and well being to all QPP employees. Services are available to the workforce at no cost. It is open from 5:30am until 1:00am. We treat both work and non-work related injuries and illness, including:

·       First Aid

·       Emergency Response on QPP premises

·       Medical disease management

·       Health counseling and education

·       Referrals

·       Coordination of disability and return to work

Our staff works closely with Safety and Supervision by supporting employees to work at their optimal level. Injuries and illnesses that temporarily or permanently affect level of workability are assessed and immediately accommodated if reasonable. A wide range of accommodated jobs and tasks are available.

Our policy at QPP requires every employee to report any illness and/or injury immediately to supervisor and/or nurse. We work as a team to provide you with safe working conditions. It is important for you to work with the medical staff in the event of an injury.

We are here for YOU!!

Congratulations! QPP raised over $141,000 for United Way!

Keurig Coffee Maker

Ryobi Impact & Drill Set

iPad Mini 2

Vikings Crockpot

Day of Vacation

KitchenAid Mixer

2017 United Way Winners:

iPad Mini 2- Jose Perdomo Jr., Thu Bee, Wireless Speaker- George Gonzalez, Bicycle- Oo Reh, Vikings Crockpot- Rejackson Ponapart, Keurig Coffee Maker- Tom Wiste, Kitchen Aid Mixer- Olumide Ademola, Ryobi Dill/Driver Set- Zachary Pierce, Single Day of Vacation- Patrick Obed, Dakota Deraad, Than Lay, Week of Vacation (Donated by UFCW Local 9)- Poe Reh, AM Supervisor- Charlotte Poll, PM Supervisor- Kmwu Htoo, Food Service- Nga Reh, Ku Mo, Bleh Reh, Tefera Havtemariam, Kony Opiew, Miguel Lopez, Efrem Berhe, Daniel Levai, Cruz Torrez, Nicholas Sephin, Cathreen Rodriguez, Jackson Deng, Debra Christopherson, Ines Clara Leon Sanchez, Charles Lokanga, Wah Moo, Tony Kildahl, Amah Okangny, Blasa Padilla-Duenes, Tu Reh, Parking Spot- Tilahum Gisila, Jessica Garcia, Mark Ryan, Isabel Raya-Garcia, Moo Eh Htoo, Randall Mays, Jose Hernandez, Roberto Martinez-Alvarez, Kurt Best, Daing Lay, Billy Ohnsee, Adam Oberg, David Brinkman, Di Loe, Hsa Moo, La Ba, Justin Compton, Jose Vazquez-Navarro, Thia Reh, Esperanza Rodriguez, Anthony Conner, Sergio Catelan-Mohedano, Ah Zan, Reine Adomou-Larsen, Daeng Boonreuang, Pah Cane, Mall Reh, Mireya Ignacio-Castillo, Cesar Saldana-Herrera, George Abdalla, Donald Sailas, Eiddy Soe, Ta Err, Ferdinand Tchakpassou, Saw Tu, Eric Yanez

Didacus Guzman

Hello and a cold start to the new year. That means we have to be careful with the ice when walking or getting out of our cars. Need to pay special attention when we are trying to remove the snow and ice because it is a prime opportunity to fall. STOP running! Stop running! Stop running! If you say it enough times maybe it will stick. If you are running a few minutes late it probably means you need to start leaving a few minutes earlier. It’s not that hard of a concept. If you fall down because you are running, that is on you so STOP running! One more thing, when you are parking ‘PLEASE” stop boxing in other drivers. You will be towed and if you are the one sticking out of the striped lines the cost will be yours.

As always,

Be Safe!