OC News: February 2019

By Emily Potter on Feb 27, 2019 @ 8:00AM CST

Workplace Literacy Program

Starting in 2011, we developed and funded a workplace literacy program for the factory workers. Our 6th class recently graduated.

In each 9-month cycle, there are 25 students who attend 2 hours per day, 6 days per week. They learn to read and write in their local language as well as mathematics.

We’re proud to announce the next group of students, our 7th class, will begin courses very soon.

WorkplaceLiteracyProject

Employee Emergency Fund Chili Cook Off

On Friday, February 8th from 11:00-1:00, the Employee Emergency Committee held our annual Chili Cook-Off. Each year, the cook-off raises money for the EE fund. With a minimum $3.00 donation, Outdoor Cap employees were able to chow down on the chili of their choosing.

This year, the proceeds will be going to Beau Brosius and his family as one of his twin boys will have to spend some time in the hospital. The winners were as follows:

  • Best Deer: Steven Jurgensmeyer
  • Best Hot: Ryan Mahoney
  • Best Mild: Jamie Jeter & Janelle Lowe
  • Best Other: Jeremiah Dubbs

Dozens of employees brought sides, desserts, hot dogs, etc. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to everyone who donated food, money, or time to Outdoor Cap families facing difficult times.

Employment

With locations in Arkansas, California, and Texas, we currently employ 451 people, but that number is always changing. Check out all of our employment updates for the month including new hires and open positions.

Promotions

We’re always working to help our team members grow in their current positions as well as advance to new roles and take on additional responsibilities. We’re proud to say three employees received promotions in February.

Tatum Fredeen

Tatum has accepted the position of Sr. Operations Manager on the JUNK team.

Amber Johnson

Amber has transitioned to the role of Domestic Order Specialist in our Custom Sales department.

Carole Nichols

Carole has now taken on the job of Operations Coordinator in our Custom Sales department.

New Hires

Outdoor Cap is constantly growing, and our team members very quickly become our family. Check out our newest additions for the month of February.

Laura Bondurant

Laura has joined our Embroidery team as a Machine Operator.

Dustin Dalton

Dustin has joined our Embroidery team as a Machine Operator.

Juan Garza

Juan has joined our Embroidery team as a Machine Operator.

Christopher Hines

Christopher has joined our Embroidery team as a Machine Operator.

Tonya Johnson

Tonya has accepted the position of Accounting Clerk.

Carlie Martin

Carlie has taken on the job of Patch Operator in our Domestic Patch department.

Joshua Menold

Joshua has joined our Embroidery team as a Machine Operator.

Tyler Wegrzyn

Tyler has joined our Embroidery team as a Machine Operator.

Teresa Worthey

Teresa joins the Embroidery team as Quality Control/Trimmer.

Tenure

15 Years

  • Kevin Kolb
  • Ryan Mahoney

Open Positions

As of today (February 27, 2019), we’re currently working to fill the positions listed below; please see our career page for more information.

  • Domestic Product Specialist
  • Embroidery Machine Operator (1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Shifts)
  • Hangtag/Barcode
  • Machine Operator
  • Material Handler (Temporary)
  • Office Administrator
  • Staff Photographer

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Emily Potter

Emily Potter

Emily is the Content Marketer for Outdoor Cap Co. She holds an M.A. in AD & PR from the University of Alabama and a B.B.A in Marketing. Emily is an avid Crimson Tide football fan. She has a golden retriever named Opie Winston, and a cat named Tide.

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