Refreshed And Ready For A New Season

   Photo by BRADY JONES/Lyman-Richey Communications   Vice President of Administration Jeff Gromowsky discusses benefits with employees at the Omaha spring refresher meeting.

Photo by BRADY JONES/Lyman-Richey Communications
Vice President of Administration Jeff Gromowsky discusses benefits with employees at the Omaha spring refresher meeting.

   Photo by SHAWN CASSIDY/Lyman-Richey Corporation   Spring refresher training in South Sioux City, Neb.

Photo by SHAWN CASSIDY/Lyman-Richey Corporation
Spring refresher training in South Sioux City, Neb.

Spring is the season of new beginnings, and that's true for companies, too. As the weather warms up, our concrete and aggregate seasons get into gear. 

That's why every spring Lyman-Richey Corporation hosts refresher meetings and training with employees at our various plant locations as the new work season picks up again.

The exact topics of the day-long meetings change every year depending on issues that came up during the last season or things that might affect production this season.

"The employee refreshers provide a setting to share business updates and project information for the coming year," said Jarod Hendricks, vice president for concrete companies. "They're a great way to share new technology, maintenance improvements, and success stories in other areas.... They also provide a great avenue to identify new challenges that every employee shares ownership in to keep our company successful."

   Photo by BRADY JONES/Lyman-Richey Communications   President and CEO Kevin Schmidt talks with employees at the Omaha refresher meeting.

Photo by BRADY JONES/Lyman-Richey Communications
President and CEO Kevin Schmidt talks with employees at the Omaha refresher meeting.

The meetings allow employees a chance to ask questions and talk with the members of management who are there to talk about their different departments, including Lyman-Richey Corporation President and CEO Kevin Schmidt, who gives the business update and meets with employees. 

It's also a chance for our safety team to celebrate improvements and address new policies or concerns. 

"The more we lower our risk tolerance as an individual, the greater our success as a group," said Safety Director Allen Myers. "It's important to make safety personal by getting to know people. Then we can help each other succeed."

Though they share a lot of important information for employees and their families, the refreshers are also a chance for the company to say thank you for the continued hard work.

"These meetings also provide a great opportunity for us to share our sincere appreciation with the Lyman-Richey Corporation team of employees for a job well done," Hendricks said.