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Knowing this, Benestar Brands has made it a point to
invest in the environment of its facilities, whether that's
the plant environment, the interpersonal dynamics or
the job functions themselves.
The company prioritizes communication between
managers and employees so that employees understand
expectations. Communication is also seen as a two-way
channel that is always kept open.
" Our employees know that if they report any issues
to their supervisors, they can expect a response
within 24 hours, " said Gustavo Silva, director of operations
for the City of Industry plant. " If they don't
receive a yes, no and why within 24 hours, they know
they can escalate. They appreciate that and know that
we're listening. "
In areas of production where Benestar sees higher
turnover, Mr. Gomez said they try to automate if the
technology is available.
" For example, our biggest challenge is having
skilled PMO operators and packers to pack our product, "
he said. " Packaging machines continue to get
faster - well over 90 to 100 bags per minute - which
requires more labor to pack individual bags rather
than having collators or pick-and-place. "
The company's commitment to employee safety
also plays a role in employee retention as the company
has made investments to ease the work, such as the
collators that stand up pork rind bags for boxing and
the lift to pour pellets into the hopper at the front of
the pork rind line.
It would also be easy in a facility based in Southern
California to write off the facility's physical environment
as unavoidable. But Benestar installed an air
conditioner on the tortilla side of the plant and repaired
another one to help with temperatures during
the summer. The company has also worked with
the USDA to offer Gatorade on the production room
floor to keep employees hydrated and implemented
extra breaks in the summer to keep employees safe.
The care taken to ensure employees are heard
and healthy has paid off. Mr. Robin noted that even
throughout the pandemic, all four plants were able to
stay well-staffed.
As Benestar Brands looks to continually level up
in safety, quality, customer service and cost-effectiveness,
investment remains a large part of the story.
In May, the company will open another production
facility in Minford, Ohio, that will add to City of
Industry's tortilla chip capacity.
Unlike City of Industry, however, this new facility
will include in-house tortilla production, adding another
component to Benestar's vertically integrated
business model. The plant will also help close the distance
between production and delivery for East Coast
customers.
Benestar's pursuit of its core values has brought the
company sustainable growth without losing its way.
Whether it's providing its employees with a safe working
environment, investing in new production lines
and facilities to improve quality and customer service
or developing products that push the envelope of
quality and innovation, Benestar is remaining true to
itself as it delivers on its mission to provide delicious
low-carb snacks.
Top: Bag seals are
tested by submerging
them under
pressurized water.
Bottom: After cases
are filled to the
appropriate weight,
they are automatically
sealed and then
manually palletized.
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" OUR EMPLOYEES KNOW THAT IF
THEY REPORT ANY ISSUES TO THEIR
SUPERVISORS, THEY CAN EXPECT A
RESPONSE WITHIN 24 HOURS. "
Gustavo Silva, Benestar Brands
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