Through the peer-nominated STRIVEr program, we celebrate the employees who exemplify our core values and serve customers, co-workers, and community members for success.When an STI truck and trailer overturned in the derecho storm, Wendy took the lead and exceeded expectations to help the fellow driver in need.
“An STI truck with an empty trailer was caught in the derecho storm and overturned in the highway median. Wendy was on her own time when she came upon the accident. She immediately shared with first responders that she was a fellow employee and was granted access to approach our driver. Wendy stayed with the driver until he was taken by ambulance to the hospital. Wendy’s support helped calm the driver’s shock during this traumatic event. She also contacted us and provided photos of the accident before leaving the scene. Wendy is a pleasure to work with and always radiates enthusiasm. She delivers on time, keeps her truck in clean, working order, and is truly a caring and supportive employee. Thanks Wendy for taking the lead and exceeding expectations!”
Set the Bar Higher, Take the Lead, Radiate Enthusiasm, Instill Authenticity, Value Collaboration, and Exceed Expectations
Other August Nominees:
Pat Mougin | Operations
Stutsman Logistics Team & IT Department
Danny Sutton, Andy Viner, Nick Smith | Feed Ingredients & Admin
Doug Yoder & Casey Mahanna | IT Department
Stutsman Logistics Team
Did you have a great experience with a Stutsman employee? Nominate them below or leave a message at 319.679.7250!
STUTSMAN CORE VALUES
Set the Bar Higher
The agriculture industry’s core foundation is based on innovation and adaptation. In order to stay at the forefront of the industry and continue to grow as a company, it is imperative that we remain open to new ideas, concepts, and methods with optimism. By being proactive and challenging the status quo, we can continue to move the standard in the right direction.
Take the Lead
No matter the task, no matter the position, we have an attitude of ownership and a sense of initiative. The ability to make decisions with the company’s well-being in mind, as well as having the accountability to follow through with getting the job done, are traits conducive to success. Taking the lead includes questioning actions that are not consistent with our mission and values.
Attitudes are extremely contagious, so it is crucial we have ones worthy of catching. By being a “carrier” for optimism and enthusiasm we create an enjoyable and rewarding atmosphere.
Being authentic is not just about being true to ourselves but upholding integrity in every aspect of life. Being honest, doing the right thing, and holding ourselves accountable in all that we say and do are true measures of a genuine person and company.
Maximizing teamwork and communication across the entire company is essential to overall success. By keeping our communication open and honest while breaking down internal barriers, we can foster unity, understanding, and overall productivity. After all, “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” -Henry Ford.
In 1934 Eldon Stutsman made service the cornerstone of the company, and after all this time, exceptional service still defines who we are. Whether it’s our co-workers, our vendors, or especially our customers, we are driven to exceed their expectations.