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Aiming to Inspire

Kelly Braaten | January 22, 2018

People | Pride of the Jersey

Pride of the Jersey recipient Keith Adams

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 Adams

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.”