For many of us, a large portion of our days are spent at work; in fact, the average person will spend 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime. So, it’s probably safe to say your job can make a huge impact on your quality of life. What’s more, without our employees, we don’t have a business. They are the heart and soul of everything we do. Showing our appreciation helps remind our team that they are valued, and it affirms the commitment we have to the team.
At Cass, we feel it is vital to acknowledge and thank our great employees for their contributions. It is our philosophy that when you show your employees that you see and appreciate their efforts — and take the time to demonstrate the impact they’re having on the business — those employees feel good about what they do, and they take those feelings home with them. We feel it is important to invest the time to celebrate the legacy of the hard-working people at Cass who make us who we are.
To celebrate this year, Cass had a full “backyard” barbeque, with pulled chicken and pulled pork sandwiches with all the trimmings catered in. The event was hosted outside on the lawn in front of Building 1, which is the original/1st building that Cass moved into in 1965 when Lester Cass brought the business to Crystal from Minneapolis.
Branded Cass Precision Machining T-shirts were handed out to all employees with Cass’ new safety slogan – “Safety by Choice, Not by Chance.” The safety slogan was selected from a multitude of suggestions that were submitted by Cass employees. AJ Spielmann was the winner of a gift certificate of the safety slogan.
As the team enjoyed their lunch, Garvin conducted a drawing of names for door prizes that were submitted by Cass and combined with a number of vendors and allied Heartland companies. All employee names were submitted into the basket for the drawings. Gifts included coolers, handbags, shirts, golf balls, sweaters, gift certificates/cards (Target, Cabellas, VISA, gas cards, and more).
Dessert included donuts and cookies. The whole event was repeated for the second shift and chaired by Ted Biorn, Cass’ Director of Operations. The weekend-shift folks joined in with the first-shift folks for the lunch. So we were able to include everyone.
Since 1945, one thing that hasn’t changed at Cass Precision Machining is the quality of our team. We’ve put together a dedicated and passionate staff—from our President and office staff to everyone on our manufacturing floor. We invest heavily in our staff and treat them as members of our Cass family. The result is low turnover, longevity, and high productivity. The bottom line? Cass is going to take care of its employees so they can take care of our clients.
If you are interested in becoming a part of the Cass team or if you’d like to learn more about how we can help you produce a quality machine part, just give us a call!