"I work with some great people and it’s exciting every day to come to work…I believe it’s the CEO’s job to help employees remove roadblocks that stop us from getting the job done. I let our employees know that together, all of us, we can make magic."
Jim Reed, CEO, Eddy Carolina Pride
"Everyone takes a personal interest in the job that we do here…What inspires me is knowing that we are feeding America and the product that goes out this door is going out across this country. Keeping this place clean means we’re protecting families. I share with the sanitation employees that what you do goes out on people’s tables. (they can say) “I produced that and I can guarantee that that’s a quality product!”
Allen Nooner, Sanitation Operations Manager
"I’ve been with Eddy about 15 years now. My father was a cattle rancher, so growing up he instilled a solid work ethic in us. We’re in Yoakum; a small town, family friendly environment. Any time I find myself in need of inspiration, I just walk out to the production floor—we’ve got 500 team members just really getting after it, most days with a smile on their face. I can honestly say we are proud of what we do here – and that’s feeding people."
Bryan Blackmon, Senior Manager of Procurement
"Since I was little, I’ve always loved to help people and I feel like HR is the perfect field for me to do that. We’re a small town…and we put our love and dedication into this product and then we send it out. To me that means we’re spreading our love across the country just by producing the products we make. I try to concentrate on teamwork working with my peers—having good communication— it goes a long way with the rest of the company."
Grecia Hernandez, HR Generalist and Recruiter
"I love the interaction with the employees—They know they can always come to me with any questions or concerns that they have. We are from such a small town, but we’re well known throughout the United States! I have a great team that I work with. I work well with my team members and I just encourage people to come and work here, so that they can experience that same thing."
Ashley Skelton, Compensation and Benefits Manager