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2/14/2020

Congratulations to Brian Crawford, our 2019 Q4 Values Hero!

It’s our honor to recognize Brian Crawford as the 2019 Q4 Values Hero! While Brian exhibits numerous traits of each value, he is recognized for exemplifying our Let Your Inner Hero Shine, Make Things Better, and Find A Way values. Brian, our senior director of technology, is overseeing the largest capital project in our history – the Rexburg plant expansion....

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2/3/2020

What does Basic American Foods do?

What does Basic American Foods do? Who are we? Dan Karn, our Senior Process Manager, can tell you just a little about how we've revolutionized the food industry! https://youtu.be/QYMv6HESWtg

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1/31/2020

2020 FAME Awards

On January 12, 2020, Basic American Foods sponsored the prestigious FAME (Foodservice Achievement Management Excellence) Awards. In our 31st year of sponsorship, Basic American Foods is proud to continue to support and honor the outstanding School Nutrition Professionals committed not just to school nutrition but to feeding America’s future. The FAME Awards have grown to become the pinnacle of achievement...

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1/24/2020

BAF Gives Back: Museum of Idaho

On January 23, Hailey Walker and Lacie Rich, members of BAF's Human Resources team, presented the Museum of Idaho with a grant of $5,000. They were thrilled to receive the donation as it will give 1,000 students from Eastern Idaho access to world-class learning opportunities at the museum that they might not otherwise have. BAF is proud to Make Things...

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12/19/2019

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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11/25/2019

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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11/21/2019

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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11/15/2019

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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11/11/2019

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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10/7/2019

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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9/17/2019

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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9/10/2019

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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