Our October STRIVEr was in the right place at the right time. Michael Shelor, over-the-road driver, was just checking his mail when he smelled smoke. Taking the lead, he prevented what could have been a major disaster. Read how Michael set the bar higher and earned October STRIVEr honors.
“Michael drove into the Hills terminal in the wee hours of a Friday morning. As he was checking his mailbox in the corporate office, he could smell and see smoke in the warehouse area. He was hesitant to walk through the warehouse since he doesn’t have the authorization to but made the decision to go check it out, and it’s a good thing he did! After some investigation he came upon a room filled with smoke and a plastic trash barrel that had burnt to ashes. He scooped the smoldering remains into the street, which burst into flames because of the oxygen that was introduced. He stayed until it burnt out completely.
Michael took the lead, set the bar higher and exceeded expectations by investigating and taking the steps to contain a situation that could have easily been catastrophic.”
Set the Bar Higher | Take the Lead | Exceed Expectations
Other October Nominations:
Derek Bontrager | Field & Application Equipment
Brandon Feldman | Feed Ingredients
Garrett Kline | Operations
Emily Lenz | Administration
Jane Montgomery | Administration
Mark Ungerer | Transportation
What is the STRIVEr program?
The Stutsman STRIVEr program is about celebrating the employees who epitomize our core values in the mission to serve customers, fellow employees, and the community for success. Although most nominations come from fellow employees, we love when customers have a success story to share as well!
Have you seen a Stutsman employee take the lead like Michael? Nominate them for STRIVEr of the Month with the form below.