Yazoo Mills has successfully been in business since 1902 and has maintained a strong foundation in the manufacturing world for over a century. We’ve dedicated the last 117 years to finding the right people to not only help us be the leader in the tube and core industry but also to grow with our company.  Through hard work and dedication, we are pleased to announce the recent promotion of Jordan McSherry to his new role of Recut Lead.

Jordan, an 8-year Yazoo Mills veteran, started his manufacturing career with a local global defense company as a Military Tank Assembler, before joining our company as a Machine Operator in the Recut Department.  After a few short works, he quickly became a set-up person, setting up the machines to cut the tubes.  His eagerness to learn led him to become a trainer in the Recut Department.  Soon after, he was then promoted to a Floater position.

His current position as Lead includes scheduling jobs to ensure timely completion of orders, checking quality, overseeing team members in his department and answering questions as well as supporting his teammates when needed.  When asked what he likes best about working at Yazoo, he said “It’s a great place to work.  I like that it is a family-owned business that takes care of their employees and treats them like their own.”  He continued on to say, “I enjoy the work that I do and feel that my work is appreciated by my management as well as the entire company.”  In his spare time, you can find Jordan with his wife, two daughters (2 years old and 1 month) as well as hunting, going to the beach and enjoying a nice boat ride.

Congrats on your promotion, Jordan!  You play a key role in our success and we are lucky to have you on our team!

    

Our ever expanding and growing company has seen a major growth over the past year with not only customer growth but also career growth. The manufacturing expansion at our Hanover Distribution center this past fall has led to a career opening at our New Oxford location.

Meet Jared Wolf, Yazoo’s new 2nd shift Winding Supervisor at our New Oxford location.  Jared started his career at Yazoo in 2008 as a 2nd shift Winding Operator which then led him to a floating position and then to a lead position, all in the 2nd shift Winding Department.  His prior background experience in manufacturing helped Jared not only excel in all of his positions with the company but also prepare him for his role as a Supervisor.

In his current role as a Supervisor, Jared’s duties consist of overseeing the manufacturing of paper tubes and cores on 2nd shift, making sure that quality control checks are done by the operators and himself, finding new ways to limit the downtime of each winder that is running and make certain that policies and company goals are being met.  One thing he likes about Yazoo is the smaller working environment.  He said “You have a better chance to know everyone on a first name basis and job security… we’re always busy.” He continues to say “I enjoy the responsibility of overseeing my own shift.  It gives me great pride.”  One of the many reasons Jared has remained with Yazoo is because of our hourly pay rate.  He said “It’s one of the best in the area!”

In his spare time over the spring to summer months, he enjoys recreational bass fishing as well as taking his kids out on his small boat to enjoy the outdoors. He also likes to fish in a small tournament trail at one of his local lakes.  In the winter time, he enjoys skiing with his family and just recently started bowling in a couple leagues at a local bowling alley.

A job well done on our promotion, Jared – it’s well deserved!

Are you looking to make an exciting career switch?  Check out our current openings!

    

A company that promotes within is a hard company to come by.  At Yazoo Mills, we give every employee the opportunity to apply for any open positions we have throughout the company.  We are proud to promote within and are proud of our employees for continuously improving their skills and leadership that lead them into their next role with our company.

Meet Rob Boone.  Rob started his career at Yazoo Mills 11 years ago as a dayshift Winding Operator and quickly found himself in a floater position in our Winding Department.  Throughout the years, Rob has proved that his work ethic, training, and knowledge of our company, products, and employees is his priority and continues to find ways to improve the operations at Yazoo Mills.

Recently, Rob accepted a Lead position at our Hanover Distribution Center located in Hanover, PA.  Within the new role, he is scheduling, checking products and gathering materials needed to help make sure the work is flowing smoothly.  What he likes most about working at Yazoo is “the challenges of troubleshooting issues and getting to know my coworkers better.”  In his spare time, you can find Rob spending time with his family, camping, enjoying the outdoors and taking trips to the shooting range.  Congrats on your well-deserved promotion, Rob!

“Great leaders don’t set out to be a leader. They set out to make a difference.  It’s never about the role.  Always about the goal.” – Unknown

       

A company that truly and genuinely cares for its employees is very hard to come by these days.  Sometimes, employers are only focused on getting a head of their competition while forgetting to put their employees first.  Even after 115 years, Yazoo continues to remain a team player for all of its employees.

We recognize that without great employees to produce products and service for our customers, we would have no business.  That’s why Yazoo treats every employee like family.  We offer healthcare, training, career advancement, and personal growth opportunities.  We want our employees to thrive within our company not only as individuals, but also as a team.

Yazoo has the utmost respect for our employees.  The thing that really differentiates ourselves from our competition is our people.  Our continued growth has not only been achieved by reinvesting in our facilities and our equipment, but also reinvesting in our people and making sure that they are getting the most out of working at Yazoo.  One of the many things we provide is leadership training for our employees.  This training helps create an even more positive working environment and helps our employees continue to be influential team players.

“To win in the market place, you must first win in the workplace.” – Doug Contant

“Teamwork is the foundation of success.” – Lou Holtz 

       

We would like to give a warm welcome our newest team member, Melinda Cobb.  Melinda started at Yazoo Mills in May of 2016 and is currently our Operations/Logistics Assistant.  Before coming to Yazoo, she worked as an Auditor and Material Tech at a logistics company in Moline, IL.

What she likes most about working for Yazoo is the people.  She says “From my co-workers to my leaders, it is a very positive environment.  I have also gained some of the greatest friends already!”  Melinda goes on to say “Yazoo is simply a great place for me.  From the wonderful people to the opportunities it offers, I am here to stay.”

In her spare time, she likes to go on hikes, workout at the gym, and most importantly, spend time with her family.  She is a proud Mom of a beautiful, 15-month-old baby girl, who takes up much of her time.  She goes on to say “My daughter has the most irreplaceable personality and I put everything into being the best Mom I can be.  For me, being the best person I can be, regardless of where I am at, is very important.  I strive to feel reliable wherever I may be.”  Welcome to the team, Melinda.  We are glad that you are here!

      

Whenever there is a job vacancy at Yazoo Mills, we always open it up to current employees as well so they have the opportunity to grow into a new position within the company.  Recently,
Andrew Reynolds, who has been working at Yazoo for five years, transitioned into a new role as the Shipping Lead Person for our Shipping Department.

Andrew attended East Stroudsburg University and graduated in 2008 with his Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.  After a few years of being a substitute teacher in a very competitive job market, he decided that he needed a more permanent income which lead him to look for another job.  A friend of his mentioned that Yazoo was hiring at the time so he decided to give up substitute teaching for a steady income job with great benefits and opportunity to grow within the company.

He got his start in our Winding Department as a Machine Operator and eventually worked his way up to a Winding Floater.  He says “The thing I like most about Yazoo is their continuous growth, which provides a bright future for myself as well as my co-workers.”  When he’s not at work, you can find him on his family’s farm, helping his father raise beef cattle and
crops.  When he’s not on the farm, he likes to spend his extra time in the woods hunting and doing anything outdoors.

Congratulations on your promotion, Andrew.  We are proud to have you be a part of our talented team!

At Yazoo Mills, we take great pride in our employees because without them, we wouldn’t be able to manufacture our high quality paper tubes and cores.  We provide our employees with
opportunities to advance into new positions that will help further their career within the company.

Mark Robinson joined the Yazoo Mills team in March of 2014 as a Lift Operator/Lead in our Shipping Department.  Mark’s innovative thinking, determination, and skill set has led him to advance into a new role as our Distribution Center Supervisor.  He brings a lot of experience and knowledge to our team. His background includes being a machine operator for a local snack company for 10 years and a Supervisor for 10 years at a local headwear company.  Mark demonstrates the skills that he has learned over the years in his day-to-day routine at Yazoo.  He said “I like the feeling you get when you find ways to make processes better and you can see the benefits it has for the company and its employees.”

Mark has been married to his wife, Luana, for 11 years and has two beautiful girls, Jocelyn (8) and Maya (5).  Aside from spending time with his family, he enjoys coaching his daughters’ basketball and soccer teams, spending some of his free time playing golf, casting reels off of a boat, and watching all types of sports.  Congrats on your new promotion, Mark!  We are happy to have you on the Yazoo team!