When Keith Adams was selected as the first Alma (Kan.) Foods Pride of the Jersey recipient, his eyes filled with tears of joy. Described as a role model by Plant Manager Shane Weers, Keith said he was both surprised and honored to receive the recognition.
Keith has been a production lead at the plant for a little over two years. Prior to joining the company, he was a truck driver, but as Keith explains, “This job was a better opportunity.”
“Keith was selected because he is a very self-motivated and detail-oriented individual,” Shane says. “For example, one day I had one supervisor out on vacation and another supervisor was out sick. When Keith came in for second shift, he told me he would take care of the lead-line paperwork. He always steps up and says, ‘I’ll do it – don’t worry about it.’”
He always steps up and says, ‘I’ll do it – don’t worry about it.’Shane Weers, Alma Foods plant manager
A Kansas native, Keith says he was brought up to work hard and to aim to be a role model for others. In his free time, he enjoys taking his aim with sports shooting and playing video games.
Keith wore the jersey to a barbeque with co-workers to celebrate the achievement. In addition, Shane arranged to have a large banner printed of Keith wearing the jersey hung in the warehouse for everyone to see — something he is continuing to do for all of the jersey recipients.
“It felt rewarding and satisfying to receive the jersey,” Keith says. “Alma Foods is a great place to work – they treat us well.”