Newbern’s Sara Lee plant honored
Posted: Monday, October 11, 2010 11:51 am
The Messenger 10.11.10
Sara Lee North American Supply Chain has announced the Newbern facility has been named Sara Lee Plant of the Year for fiscal year 2010.
The award is an esteemed internal honor that recognizes one facility for its achievements in several areas, including safety, environmental practices and overall performance.
“We’re so proud to receive this prestigious award,” said Mark Porter, plant manager of the Newbern facility. “It’s a testament to the commitment and dedication from all of our employees, and I’m incredibly proud to be a part of this team. The Newbern facility is a representation of our employees’ dedication to excellence and we will work to continue to improve on the performance for which we have been recognized.”
Operating since 1988, the Newbern facility is currently the largest employer in Dyer County with about 800 employees.
“Mark Porter led his facility to an outstanding year,” said John McAndrew, vice president of operations, Sara Lee North American Supply Chain.
“The Newbern team truly demonstrated their commitment to manufacturing high-quality products for our consumers and customers.”
Employees at the Newbern plant are also invested in supporting the local community and Dyer County. In fact, the facility is the second largest contributor to the United Way in western Tennessee.