In a three part blog series, The Shippers Group is highlighting associates who have shared their thoughts on African American History Month. These associates were asked, "What does African American History Month mean to you?" Here, we share another inspiring and educational response we received from Angela Mitchell, Office Manager at The Shippers Group.
In recognition and celebration of African American History Month, several Shippers Group associates were asked, "What does African American History Month mean to you?" Over the next week, we will be sharing the inspiring, educational, and passionate responses we received. Today, we feature Ionie Farquharson, Human Resources Assistant.
Safety is our #1 priority at The Shippers Group. It’s one of our Core Values.
SAFETY: No compromising. Safety is our priority both to our Associates and Customers’ product.
Congratulations to J.T. Schaffer who recently opened the 12th facility for The Shippers Group in Grand Prairie, Texas in his new role as Sr. Operations Manager. J.T. has lead the Grand Lakes-2 team to a successful start-up of the facility within a much-shorter-than-usual timeline. Schaffer came to Shippers Warehouse in 2013 as part of a 3 year training program working in all Texas locations and in Illinois for the company. During this time, he worked in various roles including inventory control, picking, loading and supervision. Upon completion of the training program in 2016, J.T. was promoted to Operations Manager at The Shippers Group’s Wintergreen facility in Hutchins, Texas just south of Dallas.
What is for certain is there is abundant uncertainty regarding the economic forecast for 2020. The growth rate of real GDP is expected to be less than 2019. According to a recent article examining the U.S. economy's future trends, one-third of economists surveyed in Q3-2019 forecast recession in 2020 with another 30% predicting recession well into 2021. Based on this information, it is safe to say we are in the midst of a slow-down that is likely to continue for the next 12-24 months.