Freefoam Building Products is giving Long Service awards to five team members. Four have been with the company ten years, and one for 20 years – an amazing achievement – making a total of 60 years loyal service to Freefoam.
Coming from different areas of the business, all have seen significant changes over the years – all adapting and developing within their roles.
Paul has seen his role grow and develop over the years, with the expansion of the production capacity and additions to the site infrastructure. He manages and moves finished goods and stock around the site, manages stores and takes in deliveries and transports goods from suppliers around the site. Paul can be seen most often on his forklift!
Gursharan plays a vital part in the tooling team who, in accordance with the production plan, manage the tool changes efficiently and effectively from one product type to another. His experience, attention to detail and personable nature positively contributes to the team dynamics, ensuring quality and operational performance targets are achieved safely and efficiently.
Paul joined as Customer Service Representative, placing orders and helping customers. He moved to the warehouse department, where his extensive knowledge of products, product codes and back-office processes, has been a very useful addition to the team.
Grant has been at Freefoam from the very first days of the operation in Northampton, joining when Freefoam UK was simply a warehouse and distribution function. He is a familiar voice to many customers and has seen all the major developments on site. Working in a variety of roles in warehouse and customer service, he continues to bring his expertise and knowledge to support customers.
Graham spent several years as Production Line Shift Supervisor and is now managing all aspects of the company’s new off-line manufacturing processes. This includes foiling fascia trims, off-line venting of soffit boards and routing base products to create decorative fascia.
He played a key part in the setting up these processes and brings experience and technical knowhow to his team of 15. Using his expertise, Graham also delivers in-house training, including forklift, crane operation, mobile elevating work platforms and manual handling.
Geoff summarises: “In today’s volatile employment market it is a proud moment for us to celebrate such longevity and continued commitment by so many of our team members.
“I’ve also been with Freefoam for almost 14 years, so have seen these guys develop over time and make significant contributions to our business. It’s a testament to our culture and way of working that people want to stay at Freefoam and play their part in our expansion and growth.”
Freefoam Building Products,
77-83 St James Mill Road,
Tel: 01604 591110
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