Freefoam Building Products are delighted to award Long Service awards to five team members. Four have been with the company ten years, and one for 20 years – an amazing achievement – making a total of 60 years loyal and committed service to Freefoam.
Coming from different areas of the business, all have seen significant changes over the years and all have adapted and developed within their roles.
Paul McKee, General Operator, has found that his role has grown and developed over the years with the expansion of the production capacity and additions to the site infrastructure. He manages and moves finished goods and stock around the site, manages stores and takes in deliveries and transports goods from suppliers around the site. Paul can most often to be seen on his forklift!
Gursharan Singh, Senior Tooling Technician, plays a vital part in the tooling team who, in accordance with the production plan, manages the tool changes efficiently and effectively from one product type to another. His experience, attention to detail and personable nature positively contributes to the team dynamics, ensuring quality and operational performance targets are achieved safely and efficiently.
Paul Clark, Warehouse Administration/Stock Control, joined as Customer Service Representative, placing orders and helping customers. He moved to the warehouse department where his extensive knowledge of products, product codes and back-office processes has been a very useful addition to the team.
Grant Robinson, Customer Service Representative, has been at Freefoam from the very first days of the operation in Northampton and is a familiar voice to many customers. He joined when Freefoam UK was simply a warehouse and distribution function and has seen all the major developments on site. He has worked in a variety of roles in warehouse and customer service and continues to bring his expertise and knowledge to support our customers.
Graham Buckby, Production Services Manager, spent several years as Production Line Shift Supervisor and is now managing all aspects of our new off-line manufacturing processes. This includes foiling fascia trims, off-line venting of soffit boards and routing base products to create decorative fascia. He played a key part in setting up these processes and brings experience and technical know-how to his team of 15. Using his expertise Graham also delivers our in-house training including forklift, crane operation, mobile elevating work platforms (mewp) and manual handling.
Geoff Barnett, Freefoam General Manager, summarized “In today’s volatile employment market it is a proud moment for us to celebrate such longevity and continued commitment by so many of our team members. I’ve also been with Freefoam for almost 14 years, so have seen these guys develop over time and make significant contributions to our business. It’s a testament to our culture and way of working that people want to stay at Freefoam and play their part in our expansion and growth.”