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An IPA Monthly Newsletter

September | 2020

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Congratulations

YOU'RE A WINNER!

THIS MONTH

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4

TOTAL NOMINATIONS

YEAR TO DATE

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JEREMIAH VERNON

Jr. Systems Administrator

Thank you Jeremiah Vernon for exhibiting our core values: Integrity, Customer Centricity, Unity, Winning Spirit and Safety! You will win one extra vacation day as well as a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to Sugar Beach in St. Lucia February 7th – 11th! Keep up the great work!

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Thank you for being so customer-focused.

...he wants to make sure his internal customers satisfied, which ultimately affects our external customers. 

Jeremiah has tremendous follow-up... he remains extremely calm and helps us through tough situations.

beverly

wulkowicz

Beverly Wulkowicz?

Office Manager, Beverly Wulkowicz, oversees the administrative support for IPA. She manages the day-to-day operations including but not limited to organizing executive meetings, receiving and sorting incoming mail and deliveries, ordering office supplies, and more. 

News Nuggets

Check out the latest news and headlines about our company

Information Technology

New Security Initiative

IPA is deploying a new security software platform to all IPA issued laptops, desktops and workstations. The new platform is called CrowdStrike and it will allow for much better control of our endpoint security to protect IPA’s devices and data.  

We need your help to accomplish this deployment by September 9th.

 

Click here to access the Teams channel that will walk you through the setup. Once you are viewing the channel, click on the "Crowd Strike Install" tab at the top and follow along in the install guide. If you have any questions contact IPA's IT team at helpdesk@thinkipa.com.

Production

Identifying Hazards

Manufacturing Manager, Rod Owens, assembled a safety task force as part of a 2020 initiative. As part of that initiative, he developed a hazard observation card where employees can identify any potential hazards and report it to the production leadership. This may include anything from identifying sharp parts used on the assemble line to suggesting opportunities to improve safety protocols.

Each member of the production team is required to submit two hazardous observation cards each month identifying a new safety opportunity or improving an existing process. Since implementing this new process, the team has submitted 307 safety cards, closing out 144. 

Corporate

Safety FIRST at IPA

Our number one focus is safety. That's why we've implemented several safety measures in light of COVID-19. 

In an effort to minimize the amount of traffic in the office, most of the administrative team is working remotely through the end of the year. We've installed touchless temperature screening kiosks at our two main entry points and have provided face masks and sanitizers throughout the office. In addition to our normal janitorial schedule, we've added a day porter to sanitize high-volume touch points throughout the office. 

As we continue to navigate through these unprecedented 

times, we're committed to behaving in a manner that keeps the IPA team safe!

Spotlights

1st alEx 2.0 Install | AnMed Health Medical

Nearly 10 years ago, Adriene Bowen installed one of the first alEx Automated Linen Exchange units at AnMed Health Medical Center. Facing concerns regarding capacity, shifting from exchange cart to par stock, the team at AnMed decided to replace 5 obsolete exchange units with the new alEx 2.0 automated solution!

The installation was complete last month and we've already received positive feedback. AnMed holds a special place in IPA's history as our first install site for both alEx 1.0 and now 2.0! 

Special thanks to everyone involved! 

Adriene Bowen, Chris Snow, Jenn Gunter, Joel Masis, Forrest Leffew, and Zach Stephan

HAPPY

WORKIVERSARY

Adriene Bowen

17 yrs

Shawn Tyson

12 yrs

Collin Moore

5 yrs

Jenn Gunter

5 yrs

Anthony Ortegon

2 yrs

Moses Garbo

1 yrs

You make the workplace FUN! 

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From your friends at IPA, we would all just like to say

Happy Birthday!

Chassity Armstrong

(9/10)

Charlie Fernandez

(9/21)

Rod Owens

(9/30)

Steve Blomberg

(9/23)

Have a wonderful Happy Birthday

and many more to come!

AT IPA, OUR SUCCESS IS DIRECTLY ATTRIBUTED TO OUR EMPLOYEES.

IPA WELCOMES...

Regan  Cook

Mechanical Engineering Intern 
Reporting to: Kyle Joiner

Joy Hernandez

Human Resources Generalist

Reporting to: Valerie Brown