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Stevenson Company Delivers Essential Products, Services, and Personnel During Pandemic

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has deemed food processors part of the critical infrastructure required to continue operations during this national emergency. The officials specifically name “food manufacturers and their supplier employees” as essential. As a result, Stevenson business operations remain open to continue to provide products and services to its customers during this challenging time.

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How to Support Employees in the Reserve and National Guard

Tegan RobinsonThe National Guard has been activated to help combat the coronavirus. They will build hospitals, deliver medical supplies, and augment local agencies during this national emergency. We have a favorite warrior here at Stevenson Company, and asked the Kansas Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves how we could express our encouragement during possible deployment. Here are some ideas brought up by civilian employers, coworkers, and guard members themselves.

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Stevenson Company Delivers Essential Products, Services, and Personnel During Pandemic

conveyor maintenance thumbnailToday Stevenson Company Inc. president Joe Pennington assured that the company is delivering essential products, services, and personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic. "At times like these, it is critically important to reach out and let people know that we are here and that we continue to help food processors, hospitals, and other essential businesses as needed to continue their operations," Pennington said.o

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COVID-19 Update: How Safe Is Your Food?

 

Person Working in Food Processing FacilityYou may be concerned about many things these days – touching your face, handshakes, your mate’s sneeze, even your coworker’s incessant whistling– but you can rest assured America has the safest food industry in the world. 

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SNAXPO Cancelled Over Virus Fears

Snaxpo 2020 has become the latest casualty of the coronavirus. Trade group SNAC International announced March 5 that the show, scheduled for March 22-24 in Charlotte, N.C., has been canceled. Rescheduling this year is a possible option, according to a statement from Elizabeth Avery, president and CEO of SNAC International.

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Joe Pennington Accepted Into Leadership Kansas

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Stevenson Company is proud to announce that its very own president, Joe Pennington, has been accepted into the Leadership Kansas class of 2020. Pennington is one of forty individuals who were chosen out of more than 600 nominations this year.

Leadership Kansas is one of the oldest and most prestigious statewide leadership programs in the country.

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Joe Friday - Solar Flair Sculpture

Here at Stevenson, we love any opportunity to improve our community. With the help of a retired mathemetician and another great local company, an exquisite piece of metal art was added to downtown Topeka. Watch the video to see the assembly and installation process. 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Santa Got a Brand New Slide, Courtesy of Stevenson Company

chute your eye outWhen it comes to handling precious cargo, Santa knows where to go. The crew at Stevenson Company’s workshop came up with a handy slide for the North Pole as featured in a production of “A Christmas Story the Musical” at Topeka Civic Theatre. In the classic production, grumpy Santa kicks little Ralphie down the slide at Higbee’s department store. The directors at America’s longest running dinner theater called on the Spiral Chute experts to come up with a slide design.

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Washburn Tech Enhances Welding Program

wu tech tour webStumpf (left) speaking with Hansen (middle) and Lyddane (right)Washburn Institute of Technology partners with industrial leaders to ensure students are well-prepared for the workforce. These experts assess curriculum, facilities, equipment and technology to keep Washburn Tech at the forefront of technical education.

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Samuel Crumbine - The Beginning of Innovation in Topeka

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Though he was born in Pennsylvania, Dr. Samuel J. Crumbine made history in Kansas. Dr. Crumbine’s pioneering  public health practices established food safety and sanitation practices in the United States. Crumbine did some medical training in Cincinnati before migrating to Kansas with his wife. Dr. Crumbine made a reputation for himself as the feisty doctor who strolled the streets of Dodge City in a Prince Albert coat and a holstered six-shooter.


Dr. Crumbine’s first contribution to public health improvement was at a small restaurant in Dodge City. Being a frequent diner, Dr. Crumbine convinced the management to serve milk in individual bottles instead of open jugs or pitchers. This served as a safer and more sanitary dispensing process.

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