We are pleased to announce the recent hiring of Mark Staub to the position of Order Prep at our Hanover Distribution Center. For 8 years, Mark was living in the Pittsburgh area and attended Robert Morris University for Sports Management and eventually found his way back to the area.  Mark comes to us from a local headwear manufacturer, where he was a distinguished Shipping Associate, prepping finished orders to be shipped to customers and making sure his department maintained a high-level of customer service.

In his new role of Order Prep at Yazoo, Mark prepares customer orders to be pushed through to production.  He checks rates, figures out how the order will ship, prints packaging labels, prints the customer specification sheet to attach to the order and then sends the order through to the plant.  He also enters job orders for stock replenishment.   What drew him to apply at Yazoo was his neighbor, who also is a Yazoo employee, was very enthusiastic about working here and encouraged him to apply.  Mark said “I feel like if a person is really trying to get you to work where he/she is, then there is a pretty good reason to also want to work there.”

When asked what he likes most about Yazoo, he replied “I genuinely do enjoy the people I work with and who I work for. While I do get busy quite often, what I like most is that when I clock out, I’m done.  I’m fortunate enough to say that my work ‘doesn’t follow me home.’  The pay is also super sweet – the best in the area, by far!”  In his spare time, you can find Mark chasing around his three kids, spending time with his wife, playing the card game called Pitch and going to see a good movie in theaters.

Welcome to the team, Mark – We’re excited to watch you grow with our company!

    

In 2012, our Hanover Distribution Center was built to broaden our production capabilities, product lines and to accommodate our rapid growth. Throughout the years, the Hanover Distribution Center has continued to grow, expanding to 90,000 square feet and now houses five, custom-built winding lines.  With production growth comes company growth and adding new, knowledgeable employees to our 135+ staff.

Amber Burns joined the Yazoo Mills team in June as the Distribution Center Logistics Assistant at our Hanover location. Before coming to Yazoo, Amber worked for a local logistics company as the Office Manager.  She has been in warehousing for over the last 10 years with knowledge and understanding of the trucking and office work.  As a Logistics Assistant at Yazoo, Amber is responsible for pack out orders, printing BOLs and makes sure the work gets to the warehouse in an orderly fashion and the entire process of shipping goes smoothly.

Amber joined Yazoo to better herself and family, especially with just having a little girl. She heard how great of a company Yazoo is to work for and knew the hours would be very beneficial for her family.  When asked what she likes best about working at Yazoo, she said “The environment is so nice and polite.  With having a little one at home, the hours are very nice and allow me to be home with my family as I did not have the luxury of that at my previous job.”  In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her family and friends, loves all things outdoors, soaking up the special moments with her little daughter and enjoying every minute of her daughter and husband, Shaun.

Since joining the team, Amber has been a great asset to the company and we look forward to watching her excel in her role. Welcome to the team, Amber!

 

       

As we continue to expand, there comes a need to add to our list of highly-skilled, professional employees.  Our sustained growth has opened up a new position within Yazoo and we are happy  o welcome Trisha Schedel, our new Human Resources/Safety Coordinator, to the team!

Trisha is a York College alum with her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.  After graduation, she soon learned that teaching wasn’t for her and got a jump start into the recruiting world, which began her career path to Human Resources.  Before coming to Yazoo, she worked at a local staffing agency.  Her background includes recruiting and on-boarding new staff for various industries.

When asked what she likes most about working at Yazoo she said, “I like working at Yazoo for many reasons.  My coworkers have been very welcoming and helpful to me over the past month.  Employees’ voices are heard and ideas are always welcomed.”  She continues to say, “From an HR standpoint, Yazoo’s great reputation attracts many high-quality candidates, which makes recruiting easier!”

In her spare time, you can find Trisha running for miles on end, learning new yoga poses, or crafting up some DIY projects.  She is also preparing [and smiling ear-to-ear] for her upcoming wedding in April to her fiancé, Joel.

We are glad to have Trisha onboard and look forward to watching her grow with the company.

      

Our company has been continuously growing over the past few years at a rapid rate and in return, we have seen a growth in the number of our skilled and experienced employees.  In
May of 2016, Roxanne Erdman joined our Sales Department as a Customer Service Representative.

Before coming to Yazoo, Roxanne worked in Sales and Marketing Analytics for a nationally recognized drug store.  She wanted to find a more stable and reliable job that also allowed her to keep her time with her son, which is what led her to Yazoo Mills.  Roxanne started her college career initially as an architecture major but then switched to Psychology.  Currently, she has one more year left to finish and will be pursing that in the coming months.

When asked what she likes most about working at Yazoo, she said “I like that it is family-owned and a smaller company which gives an open and friendly environment.  Everyone has
been so welcoming and eager to help me learn the business.  I am eager to see how I can grow in my career with Yazoo.”

She likes to spend a lot of her time with her three-year-old son and enjoys doing crafts as well as DIY projects.  She is a big fan of the new adult coloring books and she is a coffee addict.

Yazoo is happy to welcome Roxanne to our team and look forward to watching her grow with the company.

       

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!