April 17, 2019
Construction on our new finishing work center in Meridian is continuing with no major issues or delays, and without any disruption to our day-to-day operations. Even though we’ve got some ways to go before completion, I’m excited about what the expansion means for our team now and into the future.
Under the leadership of Operations manager Brett Dabbs, the Meridian team’s commitment to our culture of safety and high performance is what made the strongest case for expanding our operation there. This has been years in the making and during sometimes very challenging industry conditions. And because we are in the railcar repair business, we are subject to audits, some of which are unannounced, that require us to consistently perform at the highest level.
We ask a lot of our employees at Meridian and throughout our network. Along with the rest of our leadership team, I’m proud to work for an organization, Sasser Family Companies (our parent company), that is willing to invest in our team to help us remain intentionally focused on quality, safety, and environment.
Our purpose, stewardship, means to protect, preserve, and enhance something that is entrusted to you to leave it in a better state than it was before. This investment in our Meridian facility demonstrates us living our purpose and gives current and future employees even more tools and resources to enhance their ability to deliver quality service and value to our customers.
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