Congratulations to Kerry Johns, our 2022 Q2 Values Hero!
We’re pleased to announce Kerry Johns, storeroom supervisor in Rexburg, as the 2022 Q2 Values Hero! Kerry received nominations recognizing him for exemplifying our Let Your Inner Hero Shine and Make Things Better values. Kerry’s nominations highlighted his persistence in pushing for excellence. One example was his work to develop reporting that gave greater visibility into our inventory levels. This...
CONGRATULATIONS TO MEGHAN JURGEN, OUR 2022 Q1 VALUES HERO!
It’s our honor to recognize Meghan Jurgen, director of continuous improvement, as the 2022 Q1 Values Hero! Meghan was nominated four times in the first quarter for living our Values. Meghan’s exceptional leadership was mentioned in several of her nominations, including her ability to stay calm under pressure, clarify issues, help others prioritize tasks, give honest and actionable feedback, and...
Concert for Ukraine
As the conflict in Ukraine continues to unfold, we remain concerned about the people of Ukraine and all those impacted by this humanitarian crisis. Our “Make Things Better” core value describes BAF’s commitment to making a meaningful difference in our employees’ lives, for our customers, and in the community, so I believe that we have a responsibility to live our...
Jennifer Arave – Dream Team 2022 Award Winner
Basic American Foods is excited to announce that one of our very own has made the Dream Team! Jennifer Arave, senior quality operations manager, was nominated for this award by her manager, Brad Nelson, director, quality and regulatory operations, because of her leadership, tenacity, and the significant value she brings to her team and BAF overall. The article in Spudman magazine shares Arave’s...
Congratulations to the 2022 FAME Award Winners!
On January 25, 2022, Basic American Foods sponsored the prestigious FAME (Foodservice Achievement Management Excellence) Awards. In our 33rd year of sponsorship, Basic American Foods is proud to honor the outstanding school nutrition professionals who have raised industry standards by tackling challenges and making a difference within their school districts and communities. Congratulations to the 2022 FAME Award Winners!
Tornado Relief Contribution
Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi and Tennessee were struck by dangerous storms and tornadoes on Friday night. The trail puts it among the longest tornadoes in U.S. history. The death toll is expected to exceed 100 people, with both homes and commercial properties destroyed in the 200-mile plus path of destruction. The search for survivors continues. Basic American Foods has...
CONGRATULATIONS TO ROBIN JENSEN, OUR 2021 Q3 VALUES HERO!
We are delighted to share that Robin Jensen, senior director of marketing, sales operations and strategy, was selected as our 2021 Q3 Values Hero! In the third quarter, Robin received five Values Hero nominations for five different Values: Make Things Better, Find A Way, Keep It Going, It Takes A Team, and Mean What You Say. Robin was recognized in...
Hurricane and Fire Relief
Our hearts go out to everyone who has been affected by the tragedy of Hurricane Ida. On Sunday, August 29, Hurricane Ida made landfall at Port Fourchon, Louisiana, as a powerful Category 4 storm. More than a million homes are without power because of winds of 150 mph, life-threatening storm surge, catastrophic wind damage, and flooding rainfall. Storms continue to...
2021 Celebrate Blackfoot
Basic American Foods was proud to be the title sponsor of Celebrate Blackfoot this year. It was a full day of fun, food, and fireworks! We enjoyed talking with members of our community, as well as current and retired employees from BAF, and sharing information about our new shift schedules and night shift pay differential coming this August!
We’re Making A Shift!
Basic American Foods is pleased to announce that our manufacturing locations in Idaho will soon be moving to straight shifts (days or nights) and away from rotating shifts. This is a major change to our operations that we are confident will have significant benefits for our Idaho employees, including: More days off in a row A stable, consistent schedule Improved...
CONGRATULATIONS TO CARL BURTON, OUR 2021 Q1 VALUES HERO!
We are pleased to announce that Carl Burton, our maintenance manager in Moses Lake, has been selected as our Q1 2021 Values Hero winner! Carl was nominated six times in Q1 and was recognized for exemplifying our Find A Way, It Takes A Team, and Let Your Inner Hero Shine values. Carl displayed our Find A Way value when he...
Tori O’Neal, BAF Food Technologist – Service Day
Tori O'Neal, BAF Food Technologist, recently took advantage of our Service Day program and split her time between two events, in Idaho's Custer and Lemhi counties, teaching local kids about potatoes and food manufacturing. On March 23, Tori spent the afternoon joining the Custer Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual Ag Week festivities. She talked to a group of area...