HEBRON, KY, Nov. 16, 2012 (PRNewswire) -Zumbiel Packaging, one of the largest independent paperboard packaging companies in the U.S., held its 35th annual "25-Year Club" dinner on November 3, to celebrate the service milestones of 14 dedicated Zumbiel employees. Zumbiel currently has 64 active employees with more than 25 years of service. It has celebrated such steadfast employees annually since 1978.
Awards were given to the employees who have devoted more than 25, 30 or 35 years of service to Zumbiel; including one recipient who was honored for his 40 years of service. Zumbiel invites both active employees and retirees from the packaging plant and the front office to the dinner, which is held on the first Saturday of November each year.
The dedication and longevity of its employees is not something Zumbiel Packaging takes lightly. The company believes it is a testament to the commitment of both the organization to the employees and the employees to the organization.
"We believe our success is tied directly to the loyal, talented members of our workforce," said Bob Zumbiel, owner and CEO of Zumbiel Packaging. "This is what makes our company prosperous."
2012 "25-Year Club" award recipients and honorees:
- 25 years of service -- Michael Stacey
- 30 years of service -- Penny Barton, Kenneth Carter, William Hiter, Randy Horton, William Kahle, Karl Rece, Michael Webb
- 35 years of service -- Gregory Johnson, Melvin Lawson, Jeffrey Reed, John Smerdel, Jerry Williams
- 40 years of service -- Mark Pursell
As one of the largest independent paperboard packaging companies in the U.S., Zumbiel has provided a wide range of innovative packaging solutions to clients in the beverage, food and general consumer product markets for 169 years, and has been with the same ownership group for more than a century, with a steady infusion of resources, talent and fresh perspectives. Zumbiel Packaging is a family-owned, award-winning company that holds SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) chain of custody certifications, and an ISO 9001:2008, registered with a focus on cGMP.