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Celebrating Rexburg!

In 2019, we celebrated BAF's 40-year anniversary of our operations at the Rexburg, Idaho plant! This facility has dedicated the last four decades to making quality food enjoyed by people in restaurants, schools, and kitchens across the country. Our landmark anniversary is a sign of the commitment we have to serve the Idaho community and our customers, and couldn't be...

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Idaho AgFest – BAF’s Proud Partnership With Agriculture

Late planting and an early freeze made the Idaho harvest season difficult for farmers and agricultural workers, so the 2019 AgFest hoped to recognize them for their hard work. Free to agricultural workers and their families, the AgFest was held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 in Idaho Falls, and attendees were treated to live entertainment, raffle prizes, local vendor booths,...

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Be A Part of Our Team!

Earlier this month, we unveiled a new billboard campaign throughout Southeast Idaho to reinforce our commitment to the community. Three billboards, strategically placed in key corridors, display the statements of “Be A Part Of Our Team” and “Come Grow With Us.” It’s our goal that they will not only attract prospective employees, but remind the community at large that we...

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Congratulations to Martin Lopez and Chuck Jensen, Our 2019 Q3 Values Hero Recipients!

We’re proud to announce that Martin Lopez and Chuck Jensen are the 2019 Q3 BAF Values Hero Winners! Martin, who recently assumed the position of technical services analyst on the QRO team, received an astounding ten nominations from his coworkers in the third quarter, recognizing him for exemplifying our Make Things Better, Keep It Going, Let Your Inner Hero Shine,...

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Living Our Values: Supporting the Idaho Falls Community

We are proud to donate funds to the Idaho Falls Fire Department so the organization is able to purchase new life-saving equipment to benefit people involved in accidents. Brian Gustaveson, Plant Manager, and Lacie Rich, HR Generalist, presented the IFFD with a check for $11,124 on Friday, November 8th, 2019. This donation will be used to purchase critical equipment used...

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Giving Back to the Community!

While gathering in Idaho Falls for a team meeting, members of our HR department spent time volunteering at the Idaho Falls Area Humanitarian Center. The Humanitarian Center relies on volunteers for all of its operations, which includes making over 70 different types of items, such as quilts, blankets, hygiene kits, newborn kits, educational folder games, sleeping mats, toys, and clothes....

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Hurricane Dorian Relief Donation

Hurricane Dorian has left behind catastrophic damage throughout the Bahamas, impacting at least 76,000 people and 13,000 homes. The storm continues to impact the eastern coastline of the United States, with high storm surges, rain, and tornado threats. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have suffered as a result of this storm, and with the emergency personnel working...

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We rolled up our sleeves to save lives!

On September 9, the Blackfoot office rolled up its sleeves to save lives! We partnered with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive, as it complements BAF’s core value of giving back to the community. The Red Cross has over 135 years of experience providing humanitarian aid and has been collecting blood for over 70 of those years....

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Giving Back to Our Community at Celebrate Blackfoot!

During the annual Celebrate Blackfoot event in Blackfoot, Idaho, members of our finance team and their families volunteered at a booth shared by the Gavin Buchanan Memorial Foundation (GBMF) and the Bingham County Sheriff’s K9 unit and raised $1,000 for GBMF! The foundation’s mission is to provide protective gear for police K9 officers and GBMF recently donated a bulletproof vest...

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Employee Spotlight – Raquel Vercellono, Research and Development

What makes this a great place to work? The reason BAF is a great place to work is our attention to quality. There is never a price too high or a problem we aren’t willing to fix. We always strive to give our customers the best quality possible. Why would someone love working here? I love working for BAF because...

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Employee Spotlight – Kristin Mooney, Package Engineering Manager

Why would someone love working here? The culture at BAF is motivating - our leadership team has built a strong foundation of core company values and consistently follows through on strategic initiatives. I appreciate the autonomy in decision making and that my voice is valued and heard. Also, this area of the country can’t be beat! I moved here from...

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Employee Spotlight – David Darrah, Key Account Manager

What makes BAF a great place to work? I have worked in sales at Basic American Foods for 16 years. We are a relatively small company with a large footprint that allows us to be one of the most influential and respected companies in the foodservice industry. We have the finest group of co-workers that I’ve ever had the pleasure to...

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