Every year 3.5 to 7 billion trees are cut down to supply us with lumber, and 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in the ocean. One company sees a way to potentially fix both of these problems…with a little help from our favorite ballpark snack: peanuts! continue reading
Sandy has been with the Crayex family for 19 years, and as the receptionist she is often the first person a visitor will see when walking into our Piqua, Ohio offices. Sandy originally started her career through a temp agency who thought she would be a good fit, but it was the family oriented nature of Crayex that drew her to stay.
When she isn’t greeting people on the phone or in person at the office, Sandy enjoys spending time with her children, or four grandchildren; Bryce, Brynn, Kingston and Konner. In fact, you can usually find Sandy attending their sporting events, or at the United Methodist Church in Jackson Center where she and her husband Bruce are members.
We thank Sandy for serving as the smiling face of Crayex for almost 2 decades, and we hope she stays a part of the Crayex family for many more years to come!
The Crayex Corporation has exciting ground floor openings for production operators in our Piqua, Ohio facility. There are opportunities for advancement! Our production operators pull rolls of plastic off of production lines, perform quality checks, and package them for shipment according to the work orders. Quality samples are taken and recorded hourly.
Successful candidates must have a high school diploma or GED. They must be able to read and understand work orders, use a tape measure and a scale, and record quality measurements.
This is a physical job with 12-hour shifts and works every other weekend. We are looking for long-term employees who have a reliable job history and who can pass a drug and background screening. The first 90 days of employment will be through a local staffing agency. **Possibility for quicker hire for the best employees!**
In our April of 2018 edition of Employee Spotlight we’re getting to know Jaymee Donovan!
Jaymee has been running our in-house lab here at Crayex since January of 2015, and says her favorite part about the company is working for a family run business.
When she’s not at work Jaymee loves being outdoors! She particularly enjoys hunting, fishing, boating and horse riding, and she even owns her own horse, Archie. She and her husband of 19 years, Mark also are the proud parents of two boys, 13 year old Garret and 11 year old Cole, and can usually be found cheering them on at their football games and wrestling matches for St. Marys Ohio schools. Jaymee also has a furry member of her family – a dog named Mel!
We thank Jaymee for being a valuable part of the Crayex team, and look forward to many more years!
The Crayex Sales team has a new member this week in Sam Nappi, who will be our representative for Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri!
Originally drawn to the industry by a friend who offered him a job at his company, Sam has 25 years of experience spent gaining a wide market knowledge and over that time has become an expert in food and beverage packaging. When asked why he joined Crayex Sam says it was because he felt that the company had the “best team environment out of all the competitors.”
Outside of work Sam enjoys spending time with his family, attending his church, supporting the Special Olympics, gun collecting and cooking. He also enjoys spending time with his 8 year old Yorkie, Bella.
This week we’re getting to know Paul Bowman in our March of 2018 edition of Employee Spotlight!
Paul has been with Crayex for 27 years now. He says he was initially drawn to the plastic films industry for the pay, but now says that it’s the people he works with that are his favorite thing about the job here.
Paul is the father of 2 boys, who have brought 2 wonderful daughter-in-laws into the family as well. He is also the proud grandfather to two grandsons.
In his down time Paul enjoys hunting, fishing, and anything that involves being in the great outdoors. He also takes care of his cat, who’s been with him for 18 years now!
Thank you for being part of the Crayex family Paul, and be sure to wave and say hi if you see him around the building!
This week we’ll be getting to know Ron Crist in our December 2017 edition of Employee Spotlight!
Ron has been with Crayex for over 44 years, and says he enjoys working with a friendly, family oriented company that values customer and vendor partnerships. Ron was initially drawn into the film industry by following in his father’s (Larry Crist) footsteps. While he was still in school and in need of cash Ron gave up freshman basketball for a job at Crayex. As the company grew Ron found himself with many new job opportunities including: clean-up, production, warehouse/shipping, customer service, marketing, purchasing, among others.
When he isn’t working Ron enjoys spending time with his family, including his wife of over 40 years, Gail. He also enjoys his church fellowship, spending time in his garden, perfecting his home brewed coffee and espresso, and grilling and smoking in his Primo Smoker.
Ron is also a proud grandfather with 13 grandchildren aged 2-16 years from his 4 children who range from 31 to 39 years of age. Ron is also a pet-parent, helping to raise his wife and daughter’s kitten Ziva.
We thank Ron for being part of the Crayex family, and if you see him around our facility be sure to wave and say hello!
This certification provides our customers the confidence that we are able to offer safe packaging products for use in the food industry. Level 3, the highest level of certification, is a comprehensive implementation of safety and quality management systems that incorporates certified HACCP food safety plans and is benchmarked by GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative). continue reading
I came to Crayex because of my respect for the company and its leadership. Having sold Crayex film and bags since 1976 as a distributor, I actually knew little about production. Now I understand much more of what goes into the manufacturing of films and bags and my respect and admiration for Crayex these past 3 years has increased dramatically. All aspects of this company are open to me as a sales representative. There are no silos or divisions that are off limits to sales team. We all get it done. My relationship with Crayex has shown me their products are quality and their service consistently beats their competition. As a family company, all employees take a personal interest in maintaining the reputation of Crayex with excellence in their work. That’s why it is the right place for me!
My family is close so Mary, my bride of 45 years, and I play an integral part in the lives of our sons, daughter-in-law and five grandchildren (6 months-11 years). Being together after church, celebrating birthdays, holidays and special events is a part of our weekly lives together. Fishing, hunting, a little golf, small group/bible study and bicycling fill out the rest of our days. Buddy is our pet Pug who is a friend to all.
C&D Bundling film is designed with performance in mind when running on high output automated shrink machines. In bundling, there are three general types of machines, 2 roll, cut and wrap, and CF fully enclosed. Although there are certain blends consistent with all 3 they’re still each fully customizable including, gauge, color, slip, venting, roll diameter, and printed options.