Thursday, July 28, 2011

Keep Those Trucks Rollin'

Last week we dealt with the heat (reaching temperatures of 115 degrees), but this week we are dealing with less crop to harvest. We were averaging 20 trucks a night, but now we are closer to 5. This leaves us with a lot of down time. We are still averaging 12hours/day, but now instead of worrying about loads, we are worrying about collecting samples from the tanks and cleaning up from one busy harvest to prepare for the next one (it's about 2-3 weeks away)! We currently have 197 tanks full of 2011 stock. This doesn't sound like a lot, but when you have to collect samples from them everyday it wears on you. With having more free time at work, I have been able to meet the people in the other divisions. These people have traveled from all of the nation ot help us with the incoming trucks from harvest. I have also been able to see other parts of the company and roles people play to make it run as smoothly as it does. It really makes you wonder about how many people work behind-the-scenes in other companies similiar to ours. I can honestly say that I have learned a lot in the past few weeks and that this is definitely been an influentail experience.

Did you know: That pickles have been around for 4000 years. They grow in more than 30 states and the top producers of pickels are Michigan and North Carolina.

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