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We Have The Pilgrims to Blame

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Thanksgiving 2017 – We Hope You Enjoy This Years Thanksgiving Letter.

Our office will be closed on Nov 23rd and 24th, 2017.

Way back in the Mid-1500’s, North America was sparsely populated by indigenous people, natives, who led a tribal existence based upon hunting, fishing and farming. At the time, stronger tribes would routinely raid the weaker tribes, taking their resources and enslaving the survivors of the skirmishes, usually only 25% to 40%, the rest perishing in the conflict on both sides. For the most part, the “foreign conquerors” at the time were primarily Spanish and primarily in the Southern portion of the continent and south into Central America, where they had their hands full with the Aztecs and Mayans, who controlled the region.

At the same time in Europe, King Henry the VIII and his wife Catherine had a baby girl named Mary and Martin Luther began the Protestant Reformation in Wittenberg Germany, breaking away from the Catholic Church and spawned a movement of a desire for freedom of worship without the dogma and tradition of the Roman Catholic rulers of the day. The English Monarchy established the Church of England as the official religion of their people and mandated all British citizens to follow their tenets and customs, which looked very much like what the Catholics did to cause the Reformation to begin with. Enter the Separatists (also known as the Pilgrims) who wanted nothing to do with that church……Read the full Peabody Engineering Thanksgiving newsletter by clicking here. It is in PDF format (3.93mb)

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G.E.M. Going The Extra Mile October 2017

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G.E.M. Going the Extra Mile is an achievement given to a Peabody Team Member for exceptional contributions to the company’s success having gone above and beyond to help fellow Team Members meet and exceed work expectations. All Peabody Team Members have an opportunity to nominate another Team Member for the award. It is a monthly award.

Nominated by his fellow Peabody Team Members – Congratulations to Cameron Malchow, who works as our Telecom Project Manager, on being October 2017 G.E.M. Winner!

Here are some of the comments we received on him from his fellow Team Members for G.E.M. Going the Extra Mile:

Cameron Malchow
A great co-worker who goes out of his way to help. Communicates well with clear instructions and listens carefully.

Cameron Malchow
Cameron is always positive always has a good attitude. Stays focused on the given task/multiple tasks before him. Always ask if I need help or anything of that nature.

Cameron Malchow
Cameron is a good worker. He excels at working with individuals and teammates.

Cameron Malchow
Always goes above and beyond. Always strives to improve and is willing to work as a team (willing to change). Also never likes to take credit.

Always reaches out to customers and tries to provide best customer service as possible. Even his “angry” emails are polite & professional.

Cameron Malchow
Anytime I have ever asked for help on anything big or small, Cameron has gladly stepped forward to solve whatever my problem needs are. He is always professional, has an great positive attitude and a generous working spirit.

Cameron Malchow
I would like to nominate Cameron Malchow for GEM of the month. Cameron is a kind and trustworthy individual. He continually demonstrates a high level of positive energy not only to his own department but to the entire company. Cameron is a model example of a team player by offering assistance to all departments when needed to get jobs completed and out for delivery in a timely manner. He is a focused individual and is a valued member to the telecom team.

G.E.M. Going The Extra Mile September 2017

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G.E.M. Going the Extra Mile is an achievement given to a Peabody Team Member for exceptional contributions to the company’s success having gone above and beyond to help fellow Team Members meet and exceed work expectations. All Peabody Team Members have an opportunity to nominate another Team Member for the award. It is a monthly award.

Nominated by his fellow Peabody Team Members – Congratulations to Frank Avila, who works in our Custom Fabrication Department, on being September 2017 G.E.M. Winner!

Here are some of the comments we received on him from his fellow Team Members for G.E.M. Going the Extra Mile:

Frank Avila
Frank embodies the true Peabody Spirit, putting the team first and doing whatever it takes to make us look great. He has been doing this for 25 years, quietly doing a great job and helping make us better each and every day.

Frank Avila
Frank has stepped in and learned the mechanical aspects of the new machines and has given good insight making the installs run smooth. He has helped the Rotoline technician a lot. Stepping up and filling in for Tom as machine mechanic has allowed little to no delay on the more mechanical aspects to the new machines. Because of his help the machines are being installed faster – Thanks for the help!!!

Frank Avila
I would like to take this opportunity to nominate Frank Avila. Frank has contributed an extraordinary amount of time in the intricate assembly of all the parts to build the new machines. Frank also has exhibited his amazing electrical and mechanical talents during the installation from ground zero to completion. I appreciate his enthusiastic dedication to the Peabody’s success. He defines the definition what going the extra mile means.

Frank Avila
He is quiet but he is mighty! He is truly an exceptional mechanic who for this past month has put his abilities to excellent use by helping to build the 2 new rotational machines Peabody got. From the bottom to the very tipy top Frank has been involved in every aspect and he should be very proud of what he has accomplished. I have seen him all over both machines non-stop and full force to get these machines up and running.

He is a dedicated and hardworking man and he has always given 100% in what he does not only in this endeavor but whatever is asked of him.

G.E.M. Going The Extra Mile August 2017

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G.E.M. Going the Extra Mile is an achievement given to a Peabody Team Member for exceptional contributions to the company’s success having gone above and beyond to help fellow Team Members meet and exceed work expectations. All Peabody Team Members have an opportunity to nominate another Team Member for the award. It is a monthly award.

Nominated by his fellow Peabody Team Members – Congratulations to Paul Ruiz, who works in our Custom Fiberglass Fabrication Department, on being August 2017 G.E.M. Winner!

Here are some of the comments we received on him from his fellow Team Members for G.E.M. Going the Extra Mile:

Paul Ruiz
I think Paul is an all-around hard worker. He always seems to be right in the middle of the job at hand. Whether it is loading a truck, working on the telecom projects or lending a hand to a co-worker. Paul is polite and always treats everyone with respect.

Paul Ruiz
I like working with Paul. He is easy to discuss ideas with and he is a good Team Player, He does a great job making molds for the telecom department. In my experience, he pays close attention to detail. Paul is an individual you want as part of your team. I know if a request is made of him that he will get it done and it will be done satisfactory.

Paul Ruiz
Whenever I look out onto the warehouse floor I can always spot Paul hard at work. He puts his heart and soul into whatever project he is working on. Presenting his very best work which is not only a reflection of the company but a reflection of who he is, what he has helped to create and the integrity of him. He is always willing to lend a hand and he is polite and courteous as well!

Paul Ruiz
Paul is a go to employee. He looks for things to do. He focuses on what his jobs are for the day and completes each task. He notices things that need to be fixed. If he sees me in the warehouse he always asks if there is something he can help me with. Very polite man. He will work in any department and does what is asked of him. This is a man that takes pride in his work. He smiles all day hot or cold and he encourages others (team mates, new-hires, temps) etc.

 

 



We also had 2 Honorable Mentions this month on two Peabody Team Members.
Jose-Luis Cornejo and Art Avila both went above and beyond in
their work duties and helping others!

G.E.M. Going The Extra Mile July 2017

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G.E.M. Going the Extra Mile is an achievement given to a Peabody Team Member for exceptional contributions to the company’s success having gone above and beyond to help fellow Team Members meet and exceed work expectations. All Peabody Team Members have an opportunity to nominate another Team Member for the award. It is a monthly award.

G.E.M. Going the Extra Mile - Mike VenturaNominated by his fellow Peabody Team Members – Congratulations to Mike Ventura, who works in our Tank Molding Department, on being July 2017 G.E.M. Winner!

Here are some of the comments we received on him from his fellow Team Members for G.E.M. Going the Extra Mile:

Mike Ventura
He’s been working hard on getting all the tanks molded in time to get shipped out on time. He always gets a lot of tanks molded in one day.

Mike Ventura
He’s giving me really good lessons on how to run the machine and making me understand everything about it. He’s always will to help others if needed.

Mike Ventura
Working hard with staying ahead of his game. Listens and understand when being helped.

Mike Ventura
He’s been on time to work. Making time to help his team member in different stations.


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Fourth of July

America The Beautiful – Happy Fourth of July 2017

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Independence Day, The Fourth of July, A day in the midst of summer vacation with picnics, bake sales, fireworks, parades with marching bands, squirt gun and water balloon fights, baseball games and barbeques. A day we spend with family and friends and build fond memories. A day that children rank right up there with Christmas. A time of Summer Vacations, first kisses, carnivals and pie eating contests.

All of that makes it a special and memorable day of glee, free of the cares of the world and all about letting our hair down and having fun. Here in 2017 though, we seldom remember what it is REALLY about. Independence Day is when we celebrate the signing of The Declaration of Independence, that set in motion the birth of the Greatest Nation in human history; The United States of America.

The Declaration of Independence, The Bill of Rights and the Constitution were God-inspired documents written at a time when Godly people who boldly forged out a new civilization in the wilds of a new world and gained a foothold on an untamed land through hard work and great sacrifice, faced oppression from a government detached and unconcerned about the welfare of the very people who risked everything to make a better life for themselves, their families and future generations.

The King of England at the time, fondly referred to as “Mad King George III”, decided that America belonged to him and he desired to control his subjects and benefit from their toil with nothing for them in return. He would send his minions, the enlisted who donned Red Coats, to lord over the citizens of the 13 colonies, cruel men who would routinely bust into innocent people’s homes and ransack their properties, taking what they pleased, and beating or even murdering those who put up resistance. The conditions were severe and the colonials were wearied from the treatment they received, without a voice in government representing them and their interests.

Then came the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back; The king instituted a 3% tax on tea. Enough was enough and the Colonials, led by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin and others had had enough. They revolted.

One night in Boston…..click to –> Read the Full July 4th Newsletter

G.E.M. Going The Extra Mile June 2017

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G.E.M. Going the Extra Mile is an achievement given to a Peabody Team Member for exceptional contributions to the company’s success having gone above and beyond to help fellow Team Members meet and exceed work expectations. All Peabody Team Members have an opportunity to nominate another Team Member for the award. It is a monthly award.

Nominated by his fellow Peabody Team Members – Congratulations to Jose Bravo, who works in our Custom Fiberglass Fabrication Department, on being June 2017 G.E.M. Winner!

Here are some of the comments we received on him from his fellow Team Members for G.E.M. Going the Extra Mile:

Jose Bravo
Jose is a vital part of the FRP Team and works hard every day. He is a good leader and role model for his co-workers & produce3s consistently excellent products. Jose has worked extra hard this month, despite getting sick an being short of team members who were also sick, to reach the goals we as a company have had.

Jose Bravo
He is a good co-worker!

Jose Bravo
Always comes early. His job is to time early his work machinary, tools, correctly, he knows how to speak to people. He says please. He is responsible and honest man.

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G.E.M. Going The Extra Mile May 2017

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G.E.M. Going the Extra Mile is an achievement given to a Peabody Team Member for exceptional contributions to the company’s success having gone above and beyond to help fellow Team Members meet and exceed work expectations. All Peabody Team Members have an opportunity to nominate another Team Member for the award. It is a monthly award.

G.E.M. Going The Extra Mile May 2017Nominated by her fellow Peabody Team Members – Congratulations to Cathy Hellebrand on being May 2017 G.E.M. Winner!

Click here to watch our YouTube video of Cathy being announced the winner.

Here are some of the comments we received on her from her fellow Team Members for G.E.M. Going the Extra Mile:

Cathy Hellebrand
There are many deserving people here at Peabody, but Cathy stood out in May for her selfless commitment to getting done what was needed. With no receptionist/billing clerk, Cathy picked up the slack, worked long hours and just did whatever she could do to make it happen. Cathy keeps vendors paid, works with people on PO’s , Billing, Pays Bills, goes to the bank and makes deposits, anything and everything. She is an unsung hero often underappreciated, but a great asset for Peabody!

Cathy Hellebrand
I AM NOMINATING Cathy this month because she has gone above and beyond in her job duties. Not only does she always try to help me with purchases I need to make – to see that I can make them but this month, in particular she has had to take on the extra duties of the front desk because front desk person left. It takes an extraordinary person to handle the many activities that go on not only at her desk but the front desk. To deal with all the responsibilities. To maintain workflow and still keep their wits about them, Kudos to Cathy for going the extra mile to keep Peabody Engineering running!!!

Cathy Hellebrand
Her job requires full attention and she is filling in as a receptionist and does it with a smile. The duties at both positions is fast and requires attention and she handles it with ease or at least makes it look that way.

Watch Cathy being announced the winner for G.E.M. Going The Extra Mile
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G.E.M. Going The Extra Mile April 2017

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G.E.M. Going the Extra Mile is an achievement given to a Peabody Team Member for exceptional contributions to the company’s success having gone above and beyond to help fellow Team Members meet and exceed work expectations. All Peabody Team Members have an opportunity to nominate another Team Member for the award. It is a monthly award.

G.E.M. Going the Extra MileNominated by his fellow Peabody Team Members – Congratulations to Richard Ruiz on being April 2017 G.E.M. Winner!

Click here to watch our YouTube video of Richard being announced the winner.

Here are some of the comments we received on him from his fellow Team Members for G.E.M. Going the Extra Mile:

Richard Ruiz
Richard continues to go above and beyond to do whatever needs accomplished. His energy and enthusiasm to do exceptional work each day is inspiring. He never complains or says no to any challenge. Whether its getting new design drawings done or flying somewhere to do a site walk, Peabody can always depend on Richard to come through!

Richard Ruiz
Richard helps every department, plus does site walks, QC stops whatever he is doing no matter how busy he is to help where needed. Richard took on the whole CAD department & has improved it.

Richard Ruiz
Richard is positive, patient and helpful. He is always ready to help a team member, no matter the circumstances. He always makes you smile. Richard knows what needs to be done and always finds a way to help he is very dependable. Richard has a kind nature about him, he is an extremely hard worker a pleasure to be around and an asset to Peabody.

Richard Ruiz
In general – from time to time I may need assistance on getting various roll ups changed out or set up and when I ask for Richard’s help – he always does!!! Even if he is busy at the moment he will find out what I need and then get it accomplished and does so cheerfully. I appreciate his positive attitude and willingness to help wherever and whenever needed!

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G.E.M. Going The Extra Mile March 2017

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G.E.M. Going the Extra Mile is an achievement given to a Peabody Team Member for exceptional contributions to the company’s success having gone above and beyond to help fellow Team Members meet and exceed work expectations. All Peabody Team Members have an opportunity to nominate another Team Member for the award. It is a monthly award.

G.E.M. Going The Extra Mile March 2017Nominated by his fellow Peabody Team Members – Congratulations to Edgar Magdaleno on being March 2017 G.E.M. Winner!

Click here to watch our YouTube video of Edgar being announced the winner.

Here are some of the comments we received on him from his fellow Team Members for G.E.M. Going the Extra Mile:

Edgar Magdaleno
I am nominating Edgar for GEM of the month to recognize him for his hard work in prepping the tanks for shipping. Edgar is always eager to go out of his way to assist his teammates where needed. Edgar is always friendly, positive and respectful, for personal acknowledges to opening doors and carrying in box for me. Not only is Edgar a hard worker at Peabody I admire him for his dedication to achieve his personal goals by attending Norco College. With the above characteristics, I believe Edgar represents Peabody as a positive role model.

Edgar Magdaleno
Comes to work every day, on time and works hard. Always has a positive and encouraging attitude and treats everyone he comes into contact with respect. Always willing to do whatever is asked without complaining.

Edgar Magdaleno
Every day he has such a positive attitude. I had a late order, he got the item from me packaged it up and took it to UPS. Extra, extra mile for Peabody, getting that order out along with other orders. He is never mad, always smiles, he will work anywhere you ask him to work. He will help anyone that looks like they need help without even asking he just jumps in and helps.

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