VVS recently held an anniversary celebration at the Cozad Elk’s Lodge to recognize Shelley Arndt, VP of Administrative Services, and Mary Buesing, Administrative Assistant. Shelley is celebrating 30 years with VVS, and Mary is celebrating 25 years! There were approximately 40 people in attendance, including employees and their families. Congratulations, ladies, and thank you for your years of service!
Carol Palacio, VVS Site Manager at JBS in Ottumwa, recently celebrated 14 years of service with VVS. Carol has worked in the foodservice industry for 26 years, and has been recognized for her strong work ethic. She grew up working in her mother’s restaurant washing dishes, and helped to keep everything clean so that customers would have a great experience. “I am very pleased to be a part of VVS,” said Carol.
When not working, Carol and her family (husband, Frank, and three grown sons) enjoy finding historic places to visit. Carol told VVS, “My proudest moments are always when all employees work together and the food that they display ‘makes one hurry up to eat’.”
Tyson foods recently celebrated their Dakota City facility turning 50! VVS lent a hand by grilling hamburgers and hotdogs for the event. Tyson employees were treated to a meal, games, dancing and shirts promoting the event. Tyson President Tom Hayes, Dakota Dunes based President Steve Stouffer and Donnie King, President of North American Operations, among others, were on hand for the event. “It’s the best, biggest, and most important beef plant in the entire world,” Steve Stouffer told a cheering crowd. Congratulations Tyson, Dakota City – here’s to 50 more!