It’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week and The Shippers Group gives thanks for drivers! But it's not just about the drivers who serve TSG; it is also a time to honor all professional truck drivers. Hard-working and committed drivers help keep our economy moving. It’s a demanding job and one that often requires time away from the family. Thank you drivers for your sacrifice and dedication!
From Illinois to Georgia, Anthony Ebert's hard work and dedication has positively impacted TSG's Packaging Operations since 2014.
The Shippers Group is committed to developing talent and promoting associates from within the company. Anthony started with TSG in September 2014 as Inventory Supervisor at The Shippers Group’s 1,000,000 square foot facility in Bolingbrook, IL. In February 2016, Anthony was promoted to General Manager of Packaging Operations where he successfully managed the oversight of labor and production efficiency.
Earlier this year, Anthony was presented with the opportunity to relocate within The Shippers Group to the Jonesboro, Georgia facility. Today as General Manager of Packaging Operations in Jonesboro, Anthony is responsible for leading 300 associates who package and ship approximately 8 million cases of product per year, while at the same time managing costs to budget and exceeding service level standards.
When asked what really stands out in his mind regarding the time he has worked at The Shippers Group Anthony replied, “I believe what sets The Shippers Group apart is that we do not simply have a boss, or a Manager, we truly have mentors. Through the Emerging Leaders Program I have seen personal growth that has directly impacted our successes in Bolingbrook, IL and Jonesboro, GA. It is easy to see why The Shippers Group continues to grow with leaders in place that develop and mentor from within.”
In Anthony’s free time he enjoys playing multiple competitive sports with his family as well as his wife of 6 years Patti-Ann. When he is not playing sports, Anthony likes nothing more than to enjoy time outdoors fishing, camping and swimming in his pool with his family and his two little girls ages 3 and 4 years old.
Eliza Willis is possibly one of the most appreciated associates at The Shippers Group because she is responsible for making sure that all other TSG associates are paid on-time and correctly. Eliza is our Payroll Administrator and she is celebrating her 5th anniversary at TSG.
Corporate associates at The Shippers Group expressed their gratitude for the recent opportunity to give back to the community. Serving at the North Texas Food Bank in Plano, associates formed an assembly line, and worked together as a team to pack 9,312 meals for local seniors served by NTFB. Through the food bank's Commodity Supplemental Feeding Program, thousands of seniors who struggle with food insecurity are served each month. Many of those seniors living on fixed incomes are faced with the challenge of choosing between nutritious food, or paying for their medication or utilities. Each food box contains approximately 28 pounds of shelf-stable staples, and is distributed monthly.