May is Mental Health Awareness month. At The Shippers Group, we believe it’s important that every person take care of their overall health for their individual safety, happiness, and well-being. Understanding the basics of mental health is equally as important as understanding the fundamental things that keep us physically healthy like diet and exercise. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices.
A huge congratulations to José Díaz who was named The Shippers Group 2021 Associate of the Year!
Back in early March, a surprise celebration was held at our Wilmer facility where Owner & CEO, Graham Swank; President, Rob Doyle; Sr. VP Operations, John Dennington, and VP Human Resources - Safety Compliance, Diane Villafana joined the team to announce and personally congratulate José as the winner. "José Díaz has been with Shippers since 1982, celebrating 40 years in June," shared Villafana. "His hard work, dedication, and team approach made him the perfect selection for this year’s Associate of the Year."
New Packaging Software to Provide Support from Quote to Ship
The Shippers Group has made a second investment in sophisticated software, this time to support their contract packaging operations. The company has chosen to partner with Nulogy for their “end-to-end packaging execution system all the way from quote to ship.” This investment immediately follows The Shippers Group’s recent investment in Zethcon’s Synapse Warehouse Management System.
Congratulations to Jessica Gillespie who was recently promoted to General Manager at our Wintergreen 2 Facility in Hutchins, TX!
While it may not seem like it, the amount of physical effort you exert during a shift on the floor is probably more than that of a regular workout. When spending all day on your feet, your body experiences extra stress and tension from the repetitive everyday movements. That is why it is important to warm up before your shift to keep your body healthy and safe.