CNH Industrial Remanufacturing Reaches 4 Million Safe Working Hours

On January 15, 2018, SRC's joint venture CNH Industrial Remanufacturing was featured in Springfield Business Journal for clocking over 4 million safe working hours at their Springfield, Missouri facility.

About CNHi Reman

CNH Industrial Remanufacturing is an international remanufacturer of agricultural and construction equipment for Case and New Holland brands. Its 8-year-old Springfield location serves as their international headquarters that provides equipment parts for 2,300 dealers in the United States and Canada. CNHi Reman currently employs 270 associates at its 250,000-square-foot facility.  

Commitment to Safety

CNHi Remanufacturing's commitment to safety is rooted in tradition. Their staff has worked to build a culture of safety since its establishment. Bruce Krueger, Denice Rankin and Candida Deckard devote their careers to ensuring a safe working environment for CNHi Reman's employees. This year, the company boasts an impressive safety milestone: 4 million hours without an employee missing work due to major injury. In the article, Krueger explained that safe habits also create more wealth for the company.

Photo by Wes Hamilton

Photo by Wes Hamilton

Danielle Kothe
SRC Establishes Employee Emergency Assistance Fund
 

At SRC, we win or lose as a team, but this personal connection does not stop at the balance sheet. Upon the establishment of the SRC Employee Emergency Assistance Fund, our associates now have the opportunity to support each other in times of crisis.

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The self-sustaining fund is a means of financial assistance for associates in times of natural disasters, emergency travel and medical and personal hardships. The fund, managed by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, Inc. (CFO), is currently in the one-year trial stage to test its sustainability and success. 

Through the program, associates may give to the fund either through payroll or one-time donations. Upon needing emergency assistance, associates may submit the application on SRC's website via email at SRCassist@SRCHoldings.com or to their HR supervisor. The application also includes guidelines to assist associates through the process. Once submitted, the application is reviewed by a committee to allocate funds.

In addition to regular associate giving, the fund will be supported by an annual campaign across the SRC organization in March. Download the guidelines and application for more information about the fund, how to apply and allocation process.

 

 
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Jack Stack: The Man in Love with Remanufacturing
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[Financials are] a living crystal ball because they tell you what you have got to do in order to build your company. Then you have to have the guts to make the needed changes. That is the hard part.
— Jack Stack, CEO, SRC Holdings

On Dec 4, 2017, SRC Holdings CEO Jack Stack sat down with ReMaTec News US correspondent Denise Rondini about his dedication to the remanufacturing industry and the challenges it faces. See the full article from ReMaTec below: 

If you ask Jack Stack, CEO of SRC Holdings, what’s changed in remanufacturing since he first started the company in 1983, he’ll tell you ‘not much’. “My feeling is that it is still not consumer-driven,” he says. “When it comes down to going out and appealing to the consumer, I think we fall short.” Stack says it is the remanufacturing industry itself that has failed to do a good job of educating the consumer about its benefits – and that lack of education is in part responsible for one of the biggest challenges faced by remanufacturing: a shortage of new talent. Stack is addressing that challenge by developing a remanufacturing programme at the Ozarks Technical College. “We are now running and have classrooms inside our factory that are available to high school juniors and seniors who want to understand manufacturing and remanufacturing,” Stack explains.

Building bridges

In fact, 17 school districts are now part of the programme and about 50 students have spent a semester at SRC getting credit for classes they take there: “We are building bridges between kids that at one time thought a factory was a place they did not want to be. We are showing them that a factory of today isn’t a factory of the industrial revolution.” SRC is based in Springfield, Missouri, and Stack says the company is doing outreach to grammar schools by opening up the factory during the summer, allowing students to visit. He says part of the problem finding people is that remanufacturing doesn’t get the respect it should as a job creator in a local area. “Maybe a lot of that is because we don’t pat ourselves on the back and we don’t market ourselves that way. We are really a labour-intensive industry and you would think that would have a little more focus on an political level.” Stack says the high-tech world is touted as a place to go, but explains there is not a lot of labour involved. “I am prejudiced because I am in love with remanufacturing. I am prejudiced because I see all the benefits it has. It has created a tremendous amount of wealth for people in our community and it is sustainable over a long period of time,” he says. “But it is not for us to moan about. It’s for us to go do something about.” Stack does just that, spending a lot of time working with members of the US Congress, local officials and local institutions to raise awareness of remanufacturing, its ability to create jobs and its impact on the environment.

Financial Literacy

Another challenge he sees for the industry is managing the raw materials of remanufacturing. “How do you understand the raw materials? How do you put forth investment and make sure you understand the total life cycle of the product itself?” He says it is important that everyone involved in remanufacturing understands the economic value proposition of a reman programme. Manufacturers need to “plant the seeds” for remanufactured products by having enough new product flow into the market. “You have to keep an eye on the material as it flows year after year. What happens is at the front end of every programme the part is going to be expensive. Then as the product begins to slow down and demand begins to shift you have to be certain that you are not stuck with a tremendous amount of surplus or obsolete inventory,” he explains. Stack has a demonstrated history of what’s needed to be successful in remanufacturing. “You really have to have a tremendous grasp of mathematics and income statements and financials. It is about financial literacy if you want to play in this marketplace. Everyone in your organisation needs to have financial literacy.”
Stack explains that financial statements have been around since the 1400s. “They have not changed very much over the years, yet few people know how to read them even though many billions of lives have been affected by financials.” Stack says they are like “a living crystal ball because they tell you what you have got to do in order to build your company”. They point out a company’s strengths and its weaknesses. “Then you have to have the guts to make the needed changes. That is the hard part,” he says.

The Great Game

Stack believes that, while SRC is apparently all about remanufacturing, the real business of the company is education: in other words, teaching employees to understand a company’s balance sheet leads to innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. “When [employees] can see the scorecard, they can come up with ideas,” he says. “I don’t know why everyone is looking at markets for answers - to me you have your answers right there in the balance sheet.” Stack’s philosophy, outlined in his book The Great Game of Business, relies on complete transparency with staff. “We started out in the beginning, opening our books to our employees. Then we began to open our company to anyone who wanted to come in and see what we did.” He explains that historically when something goes wrong in a company, “you shoot the person you think is responsible”. But, he explains: “Nine times out of ten you actually have a systems problem.” Leadership to Stack is putting a system in place so that the leader and everyone else in the organisation is working side by side to fix the problem: “It’s not having one charismatic person at the top.” Stack says he has seen many people adopt his philosophy and scale it - so it works in companies with union employees, companies where multiple languages are spoken and companies with many locations. But it was not just other companies learning from it. “We have learned so much from the people that we are associated with related to The Great Game of Business. It is almost as if you are on an accelerated learning process every day.”

Planning for recession

Even though Stack and SRC have achieved great success, he is not content to coast. When asked what he still hopes to accomplish in his career, Stack says: “We put together a plan back in 2009 of what we needed to do by 2019 when we believe there will be a recession. We want to have a balance sheet that will put us in a significant opportunity to be able to double our growth in the five years following 2019.” He said they have targeted a nine-digit number for liquidity on the balance sheet in order to make a move in 2019. “We are planning for a recession,” Stack explains. “We have been through four recessions and we have doubled the value of our business five years after each recession because we had a strong balance sheet.” Stack says SRC is building the balance sheet and is 70% of the way to hitting their goal: “Hitting that is my goal right now and then we will lay out another ten-year plan.” If history is any indication, Stack and SRC should continue to be successful. After all it’s just a matter of balance in order to make absolutely certain you have the strength in order to be successful, according to Stack. He says too many people get trapped on the top line. “Everyone likes cocktail talk about the million-dollar company. We never focus on the top line - we have always focused on the value proposition and how strong our balance sheet was.”

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SRC Announces #SRCpride Competition Winners

Throughout the month of November, SRC associates were given the opportunity to participate in a pride competition. Each associate was given an SRC Employee Owner decal to place where they choose. Once they placed their decal, they could take a photo of it, add a creative caption and post it on Social Media with the hashtag #SRCpride. 

After numerous witty and creative submissions, the top four photos were chosen to receive prizes. The posts were judged on how creatively associates showed their SRC pride. An additional prize was given to the associate who took his or her photo farthest away from their division. The winners and their submissions are posted below:

 
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1st PLACE: Becky Darrow, SRC Holdings

 

"SRC has my back! That allows me to look forward and run towards the future. #SRCpride"

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2nd PLACE: Hannah Cobb, SRC Lexington

"Carter and Joyanna are looking forward to the day when they become employee owners. #SRCpride You could say it’s on their mind!" 

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3rd PLACE:  Mary Bryant, NewStream Enterprises

"#SRCpride - Ownership ROCKS!"

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4th PLACE: Jennifer Potts, NewStream Enterprises

"Being able to make the last payment and actually call it mine!! #SRCpride"

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FARTHEST DISTANCE:

Ed Stranz,

SRC Reman

"#SRCpride is sharing the Great Game of Business with Family...even in California."    

Total Distance: 1,428 miles

 
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SRC Helps PCCC Reach $957K for Area Children's Charities

SRC is proud to support the charitable mission and community spirit of the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr. Pepper (PCCC) through its sponsorship of the Monday Pro Am.  2017 marks the 17th year of the partnership with the tournament, which is ran by the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Congratulations to the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame and PCCC tournament staff for an amazing 2017 tournament. 

See Price Cutter CC's press release by Kary Booher below.

The PGA Web.com Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper’s impact continues 28 years after its inception, as the tournament gifted more than $950,000 on Tuesday.

A total of 47 Ozarks children’s charities received a combined $957,102 from the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper, Tournament Executive Director Jerald Andrews announced during the Celebration of Sharing presented by The McQueary Family, held at Highland Springs Country Club. The amount increases the tournament’s overall gifting to $14,669,449.

“What a year. All of the credit goes to those in southwest Missouri and beyond who threw their support behind this important effort,” Andrews said. “None of this would have been possible without corporate sponsorships as well as individuals stepping forward and our 1,000-person army of volunteers. Best of all, the monies will help our charities meet their important missions.”

In attendance were John Q. Hammons Hotels and Resorts President and CEO Jacquie Dowdy, who represents the John Q. Hammons Foundation, as well as Rob Marsh, Vice President of Sales and Merchandising for Price Cutter Supermarkets, Charles Hamrick, the Web.com Tour’s Director/Business & Sponsor Relations, and representatives of all charities. The Hammons Foundation has held the Web.com Tour contract since the tournament’s inception in 1990. Price Cutter Supermarkets has been either a presenting or title sponsor of the tournament for 19 years. Web.com is in the fifth year of a 10-year agreement with the PGA Tour. Their support, along with that of Highland Springs Country Club, has allowed the PCCC to continue as one of only four original Web.com Tour stops.

“Price Cutter and all its employee owners are proud to be involved in such an incredible event,” Marsh said. “We have been blessed all 19 years to be able to help each one of these local children charities. We love how the money stays local and changes the lives of so many. We thank everyone for their hard work and participation.”

“We are excited to celebrate the contributions the Price Cutter Charity Championship has made to the charities around the Ozarks,” said Dan Glod, President of the Web.com Tour. “This latest donation is a testament to the hard work Jerald Andrews and his team put into the tournament and the strong support they receive from the community. As one of the four original events on the Web.com Tour, the Price Cutter Charity Championship continues to lead by example and this latest donation is proof of that.”

Andrews announced that $75,000 of the 2017 monies will go toward a grant program this spring through the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. The tournament received sponsorships from nearly 450 entities or individuals, and experienced growth and success in many events such as:

  • Honoring Our Heroes Program presented by NRoute Enterprises LLC
  • Golf Ball & Charity Auction presented by University Plaza & Copy Products, Inc.
  • Habitat Home Run presented by Great American Title Company
  • Harvest Moon Festival presented by Reinhart Foodservice
  • Platinum Clubs & Clays Classic presented by USA Mortgage, a new October event
  • Fourteen pro-ams and playing opportunities
  • TLC Properties Charity Sweepstakes
  • Women’s Golf Clinic & Fashion Show presented by Advertising Plus
  • The Ultimate presented by Custom Metalcraft and Ridewell Suspensions

“The PCCC is truly amazing, impacting thousands of children throughout the Ozarks each and every year,” said Bonnie Keller, President & CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ozarks. “Our two Ronald McDonald Houses have been blessed by the PCCC for 28 years, keeping families of sick children together as they experience one of the most difficult times of their lives. We are continually grateful to all who make this stellar event possible.”

“The Springfield Cardinals are proud to have participated in the last 12 Price Cutter Charity Championships,” said Dan Reiter, General Manager of the Springfield Cardinals, who support the Cardinals Care Foundation. “The collaboration and spirit of everyone involved offers both great entertainment and a glimpse at the future stars of the PGA. We appreciate the opportunity to partner with so many outstanding companies and organizations to help better the Springfield community.”

“This tournament raises valuable resources for local organizations that are working to address relevant issues in our community,” said Danielle Conti, Executive Director of FosterAdopt Connect’s Southwest Missouri chapter, which notes that nearly 3,000 children in the area are in foster care as a result of abuse and neglect. “The tournament exposes hundreds of thousands of people to the realities that our vulnerable youth face every day and to the programs that we have developed to address these issues.”

“USA Mortgage is honored to be able to support the Price Cutter Charity Championship,” said Steve Kitrel, Branch Manager of USA Mortgage. “It is very humbling to be partnered with a group/event that helps so many children. The PCCC and those who help have such an amazing impact on our community, and we are proud to be a part of it.”

See the full article for more information.

Danielle Kothe
SRC Named 2017 Member of the Year by the Missouri Association of Manufacturers
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On October 25, 2017, the Missouri Association of Manufacturers (MAM) announced the 2017 Made in Missouri Leadership Awards recipients. Kim Inman, MAM CEO stated that the award program honors companies and individuals in all segments of manufacturing that are shaping the future of the industry. Among the 13 recipients of various awards was SRC, the 2017 Member of the Year. This award honors SRC for taking an involved role in the support and growth of the association through business, events, education, resources and more. SRC was presented with the award at MAM's annual event in September of 2017.

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CNHi Reman Wins SRC's Owners' Cup for Second Year
 

On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, CNHi Remanufacturing was announced as the 2017 winners of the Owners' Cup at SRC's Year End Sales and Marketing high involvement planning meeting. The award is given annually to the SRC company playing the Great Game of Business at the highest level based on the rules established in each year's competition. 

Krisi Schell (right), Organizational Development Manager at SRC Holdings, presents the traveling Owners' Cup trophy to Leslie Booker (left), Open-Book Committee Chair of CNHi Reman.

Krisi Schell (right), Organizational Development Manager at SRC Holdings, presents the traveling Owners' Cup trophy to Leslie Booker (left), Open-Book Committee Chair of CNHi Reman.

The Owners' Cup is a competition among the SRC divisions and joint ventures to see who is playing the Great Game of Business at the highest level. The goal of the Cup is for SRC to reflect on programs within the organization to help improve processes and open-book culture.

Throughout the yearly competition, divisions and JV's are scored on a number of categories: monthly forecast accuracy, Mini-Games, a huddle evaluation and final Owners' Cup presentations. Additionally, each division has the opportunity to receive points for sending a representative to monthly ownership culture meetings to share ideas across the organization.

This year, all the divisions and JV's played both competitively and impressively. The competition gets more intense each year as the divisions and JV's leverage their competitive spirit to continuously "Up their Game". 

 

Want to know more about how the Great Game of Business works? Click here.

 
Danielle Kothe
Ellen Rohr Gives Insight into what she Learned from SBJ's Interview with CEO Jack Stack

On August 15, 2017, Springfield Business Journal Editorial Director Eric Olson interviewed SRC Holdings Corporation CEO Jack Stack live at SBJ's 12 People You Need to Know. During the interview, Jack discussed open-book management, the Great Game of Business, and the changing workforce. 

Attending the breakfast interview was Ellen Rohr, author and business consultant, who has been intrigued with Jack's business practices for years. An excerpt of her commentary from Springfield Business Journal can be found below:

 

Opinion: How to Create a Business of Businesspeople

The Jack Stack Interview

I became a fan in the 1990s, when I devoured a copy of Jack’s groundbreaking book, “The Great Game of Business.” I had been practicing open-book management. I just didn’t know that it was a thing and that it had a name. Jack, and that book, set me on a sound path of financial transparency and management that has served me – and millions of others – very well. 

So, I jumped at the chance to hear him speak. Jack is a humble guy and would probably cringe at being called a celebrity. He is a businessman. His down-to-earth approach to building companies reveals his brilliance and his humanity. I was inspired personally and moved to share some of his wisdom with you. Here is what I gleaned from the interview with SBJ Editorial Director Eric Olson.

• Don’t look for skilled people – build people. Jack doesn’t complain about a labor shortage. Instead, at SRC, they look for creative, helpful ways to let people know the company is a positive force in their communities. They offer fun bring-kids-to-work events to turn children on to cool careers like engineering and fork lift operations. They magnetize good people and train them.

• Create businesspeople, not just technicians or skilled laborers. In addition to the skills team members need to do their jobs successfully, SRC requires that all employees learn business skills. They teach everyone how to read and use financial reports, and they share real financial data.

• Offer lifelong career opportunities. Back in the day, employees would stay at one job until retirement. The common belief these days is that those days are over. However, Jack has not given up on the idea that you can create lifelong careers. He suggests you can help people develop better work/life balance if they can settle into a career and commit to a company. Life is less stressful if you are not always looking for a new job.

• You can build a company to last. Jack shared that he and his employee/owners intend for SRC to last for at least 100 years. Over the years, there have been more than 60 companies under the SRC umbrella, all of which are employee-owned in some way.

Jack and team continually and strategically assess the economy and business trends. They are financially conservative and take the long look. They determine which companies they will grow and which to divest. They maintain the cash reserves they need to fund the employee/owners who plan to retire and transition their stock to cash.

However, they don’t have plans to sell the mother ship. SRC is designed to last 100-plus years even though some individual entities will not. The empire continues, while the holdings may change. 

• Create a business of businesspeople. Jack stays focused on the ultimate goal at SRC: To create a “business of businesspeople” who think, act and feel like owners. At SRC, they operate with systems and procedures and play a great game. So, Jack allows the people on his team to do their jobs. He says the SRC conglomerate of businesses is a result of encouraging team members to become businesspeople. Once you do, they come up with ways to save money and make money, and before you know it, you are expanding. 

Inspired? Me, too. It’s all about the people, people!

 

Find the full commentary and more information about Ellen Rohr here.

What is Kitting?

Kitting is the bundling of components per the Original Equipment Manufacturer's (OEM) specifications into a package to support the production line or aftermarket needs. NewStream Enterprises, a division of SRC, specializes in kitting, packaging and more.

BENEFITS OF KITTING

  • Improved inventory turns
  • Reduced number of SKU ‘s
  • Reduced inventory on hand
  • Improved throughput
  • Custom kits for high-usage components
  • Critical parts availability

ABOUT NEWSTREAM

Whether kitting for critical orders, fulfilling your rework needs, shipping direct to customers or supplying your distribution channel, NewStream leverages shared resources to provide cost-effective kitting solutions.

Find the full article at: NewStream Enterprises

 

 

 

SRC to Sponsor The Battle for Bell Fall Baseball Classic in its Second Year

On Saturday, September 23, 2017, the Drury Panthers and MSU Bears will face off in The Battle for Bell 2 Fall Baseball Classic at US Baseball Park in Ozark, Missouri. The event benefits Cox Health's ALS Clinic in honor of the late Howard Bell, long-time baseball coach at Glendale High School in Springfield, Missouri.

Event & Ticket Details

The event will begin at 5:00 pm with tailgating for students and fans. The game is set to start at 7:00 pm. A game jersey raffle, in-game prizes and promotional giveaways will add to the excitement of the night! General admission tickets may be purchased for $5 through US Baseball.

SRC thanks Drury, MSU, event sponsors and volunteers for making this event possible.

 

 

 

 

 

Danielle Kothe#SRCgives
GO CAPS and SRC Kick Off 2017-18 School Year
 
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GO CAPS classes split into morning and afternoon sessions. The morning session includes (from left to right) Marshall Brown, Alexander Thatcher, Jailynn Eaton, Matthew Mahon, Kaimipono Agawa, Isaac Lee and Connor McCallister.

On Tuesday, August 22, the Greater Ozarks Centers for Advanced Professional Studies (GO CAPS) held its first class for the 2017-18 school year at SRC's location on East Division Street in Springfield, MIssouri. GO CAPS gives high school juniors and seniors a unique opportunity to learn about career path options before graduation. During the year-long program, students get a peak at the engineering, manufacturing, medicine and health care and technology industries while gaining real-world professional skills. 

During the school year, the students not only meet five days a week in the SRC GO CAPS classroom, but are also given the opportunity to see first-hand what potential career paths look like. In September alone, the students will be touring CNH Industrial Reman's facilities, learn how to fill out professional job applications, speak with SRC professionals and more. Their instructors continually search for opportunities for the students to tour facilities and meet with local business partners.

This year, GO CAPS is serving 21 local students from the following area high schools: Branson, Strafford, Ozark, Republic, Nixa, Kickapo, Reeds Spring and Springfield Catholic. The students expressed that they are looking most forward to getting a better idea of the non-traditional career paths available to them and participating in hands-on projects.

Interested in participating in the GO CAPS Program? Find more information for students, businesses and teachers.  

 

 
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SRC Logistics, Inc. Announces Partnership with JLG Industries, Inc.

 The press release from SRC Logistics, Inc. reads:

SRC Logistics, Inc. (SRCL), an SRC Holdings Corporation company and a premier provider of third-party logistics, [on September 5, 2017,] announced a strategic partnership with JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE:OSK] and a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers. The partnership will help expand JLG’s remanufacturing program through both product expansion and a new core return and management process SRCL will manage. 

SRCL will provide JLG and their customers with a best-in-class reverse logistics solution to generate core returns. The process includes an extensive and thorough inspection for every part that passes through SRCL’s core return system.

“SRC and JLG have a business history and partnership that continues to grow,” said Todd Hooper, senior director pricing & procurement, aftermarket at JLG Industries, Inc. “In 2014, they were remanufacturing generators for our aerial lifts but today we source many of our JLG® Reman OE-quality products from SRC including generators, actuators, starter, and alternators. Now, by using SRCL for our core management logistics, we’re taking our business relationship to another level.”

Together, SRCL and JLG will provide an easy, improved core management solution to JLG’s customers worldwide.

About JLG – JLG Industries, Inc. is the world's leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of access equipment. The Company's diverse product portfolio includes leading brands such as JLG® aerial work platforms; JLG, SkyTrak® and Lull® telehandlers; and an array of complementary accessories that increase the versatility and efficiency of these products. JLG is an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE: OSK].

About SRC Logistics – SRC Logistics, Inc. is a premier provider of third-party logistics services that specializes in reverse logistics related to the remanufacturing industry and core management. With over 30 years of experience, we have dedicated our business to helping OEMs sell more parts and whole goods through custom remanufacturing programs and core management assistance. 

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SRC Prepares Meals for local Ronald McDonald House of the Ozarks
 
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The SRC Community Relations Committee supports our local Ronald McDonald House of the Ozarks by aiding in the mission to provide a “home away from home”. As a group, they volunteer to provide meals for families quarterly.

About RMH

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The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children in the Ozarks. Their first priority is to provide a "home away from home" for families when their seriously-ill or injured child is in a hospital far from home. Since 1988 their cornerstone project, the Ronald McDonald House®, has embraced more than 10,000 families during a time of unspeakable hardship.

About the Family Meals Program

Many of the parents and other family members at the Ronald McDonald House do not feel they can take the time to prepare adequate meals because it is additional time that they will be away from their sick child or infant. This being one of the most stressful situations they will ever endure makes it even more important to eat at least one good meal a day. Our “Family Dinner Program” allows families to relax and enjoy an evening meal at the Ronald McDonald House every night of the week, thanks to the generosity of many groups, businesses and individuals. These meals can be prepared at the House or brought in ready to eat. They can have a casual feel or the format of a sit-down dinner. It’s all up to the person or group involved in planning and preparing the meal. Would you be interested in adopting a Family Dinner Night at the Ronald McDonald House? This project not only allows you to do something outstanding to help others in need, but also gives you and your friends, family or fellow employees a fun and rewarding volunteer experience.

For more information about RMH and how you can get involved, visit the RHMC® website.

 
Fostering Support for Families | SRC Sponsors A Taste of Jazz Event to Benefit FosterAdopt Connect

SRC will sponsor A Taste of Jazz in Springfield on September 7, 2017, to benefit FosterAdopt Connect of Southwest Missouri. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness and resources for FosterAdopt Connect's programs that serve both foster and adopted children and the families that care for them. 

About FosterAdopt Connect SWMO

FosterAdopt Connect is a nonprofit organization in Springfield, Missouri, that serves families and children in the welfare system. Their mission is "to provide foster and adopted children a stable, loving and nurturing family environment by support and advocacy for abused and neglected children and the families caring for them." Since 2012, the organization has provided mental health and behavioral services to foster and adoptive families, helped adults transition from the foster system to adulthood, and more.

About A Taste of Jazz

A Taste of Jazz will be held on September 7, 2017 at The Venues in Springfield, Missouri. The event will include beer and wine tasting, food, a silent auction and jazz music. Generous donors have provided more than 80 items to be auctioned at the event. Tickets and sponsorship are available for purchase at FosterAdopt Connect's website.

 

SRC is honored to support FosterAdopt Connect and their mission to provide families and children with the stability and resources they need. Learn more about how you can support their cause at FosterAdopt Connect's website. #SRCgives

Danielle Kothe#SRCgives
SRC donates $25,000 to Convoy of Hope, Hurricane Harvey
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SRC is proud to support the mission of Convoy of Hope and its efforts to aid those recently affected by Hurricane Harvey.  To show our support, we have made a $25,000 donation to the cause on behalf of the SRC companies and joint ventures.

The amount of destruction Harvey has caused has a huge financial impact on the individuals in its wake. We are honored to be able to aid in a time of tragedy to help individuals and communities rebuild.

Want to donate?  You may do so through the Convoy of Hope website.

Want to volunteer? Convoy of Hope has a webpage dedicated to the Hurricane Harvey volunteer system.  Visit its site for details.

About Convoy of Hope | Convoy of Hope was founded in 1994 by the Donaldson family. Their inspiration for starting the organization can be traced back to the many people who helped their family after their father, Harold, was killed by a drunk driver in 1969. Today, more than 80 million people have been served throughout the world by Convoy of Hope. We are proud that we work through churches, businesses, government agencies and other nonprofits to provide help and hope to those who are impoverished, hungry and hurting. Learn more at www.convoyofhope.org

 

Candida Deckard of CNH Industrial Reman Honored by SBJ in Area's Most Influential Women
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For the past 18 years, the Springfield Business Journal has been honoring women from southwest Missouri for their accomplishments. This year, Candida Deckard, Director of Human Resources and Safety, at SRC's joint venture, CNH Industrial Remanufacturing, is being recognized. The women are honored for their careers, civic leadership and service by a panel of judges. A luncheon will be held on October 13 to honor the 20 women chosen this year. 

We thank Candida for her hard work, passion and leadership in both at SRC and in the community!

To view the full list of honored women, see the article by SBJ.

SRC Supports Local, Non-Profit on both Company and Personal Level
 
Jill Gunzenhauser (grey polo) continues to volunteer with the LifeStrengths students by teaching cooking classes and coordinating volunteer groups.

Jill Gunzenhauser (grey polo) continues to volunteer with the LifeStrengths students by teaching cooking classes and coordinating volunteer groups.

SRC holds serving the community as such a high priority that it is not only listed in our 10-year plan, but it is listed first. Further, SRC associates answer the calls for help from the Springfield area on a personal level. Every month, the SRC Community Relations Committee (CRC) meets to discuss these calls for help from the community and develops strategies to fulfill these needs. The CRC's involvement with I Pour Life (IPL) is one of the CRC's many efforts to make a difference in our community.

SRC became involved with IPL when Julie Higgins, Executive Director of IPL, spoke to the CRC at their August 2016 meeting. At the time, IPL was in the process of on-boarding 33 students in their LifeStrengths program, a system that assists area marginalized and at-risk youth. The CRC recognized the need to help the teens learn life skills and sponsored a student for the year. SRC and IPL's relationship only grew from there.

One of the attendees at the meeting, Jill Gunzenhauser, an associate at SRC's joint venture, Ceramex North America, was moved by IPL's mission and wanted to contribute. She quickly became involved in the LifeStrengths program as the volunteer coordinator. Her involvement led to even more opportunities for SRC to support IPL's mission.

In August 2016, IPL had recently acquired a house for their LifeStrengths program, but it needed a lot of work. The kitchen had to be rebuilt from the floor up. Jill recognized this need and spoke about it to the CRC who agreed to answer the call. Jill even took it upon herself to help with the manual labor involved. Jill and SRC, along with countless other volunteers and donors, were able to create a gourmet style kitchen with amenities most teens have never been exposed to. Then in December, SRC adopted all 33 teens in the LifeStrengths program for Christmas. Each teen was provided the resources to give to a fellow program member to teach the importance of giving to others in the community. 

SRC and IPL's relationship continues as Jill serves as an IPL volunteer and member of the SRC Community Relations Committee. Recently, Jill has started cooking classes for the youth of LifeStrengths which they call "local family". These classes show teens how to budget and cook nutrient-rich meals in order to sustain themselves.

We thank Julie Higgins and the IPL staff for their commitment to LifeCoaching at-risk youth in our community. We also thank the other supporters and donors for their assistance and Jill Gunzenhauser and all SRC associates for playing a vital role in #SRCgives.

Learn more about I Pour Life and how you can help.

 

 
GO CAPS Students Continue their Paths of Success in SRC's Internship Program
 
Westin Easley's business improvement product won first place in GO CAPS's Innovation Accelerator Program.

Westin Easley's business improvement product won first place in GO CAPS's Innovation Accelerator Program.

This past summer, Logan Kunkel of Kickapoo High School and Westin Easley of Parkview High School participated in SRC's internship program at the Heavy Duty location. However, Kunkel and Easley were not your traditional interns. 

Both Kunkel and Easley graduated high school this past year and were given the opportunity to join SRC's internship program without any college experience. This was possible through the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce's Greater Ozarks Centers for Advanced Professional Studies (GO CAPS) Program. The yearlong program allows high school juniors and seniors to "test drive" different career path options and explore the business world before attending higher education. Through facility tours, guest speakers and job shadowing, Kunkel and Easley learned more about engineering and manufacturing than they could have ever imagined. "GO CAPS really gives kids the opportunity to test out the field they are wanting to go into and see if it's really something they want to do," stated Easley in an interview, "If it wasn't for GO CAPS, I would not have had this internship opportunity and not have the knowledge and drive I have today."

Logan Kunkel (back row; left) and Westin Easley (back row; middle), along with the fellow interns at Springfield Remanufacturing Corporation's Heavy Duty location, gave presentations about their summer projects to their superiors.

Logan Kunkel (back row; left) and Westin Easley (back row; middle), along with the fellow interns at Springfield Remanufacturing Corporation's Heavy Duty location, gave presentations about their summer projects to their superiors.

When Kunkel and Easley were offered the intern positions, they jumped on the opportunities. Easley served as an engineering intern in the turbo department while Kunkel served as a supply chain intern on the shop floor. Their colleagues were both grateful and impressed by their respect for others, desire to learn and willingness to work.

Both Kunkel and Easley learned invaluable lessons through both GO CAPS and SRC's internship program that cannot be found in any classroom. When asked about his experiences, Kunkel told us what every teacher wants for their students, "I think I learned how to be an employee of a business [...] things like how to show up on time, work with other people, and be accountable for myself and others."

These young professionals are not stopping here, though. Kunkel will attend Oklahoma State University in the fall to begin studying mechanical and aerospace engineering. Easley plans to continue using the career development benefits at SRC. He plans to attend Ozarks Technical Community College and study general engineering while participating in SRC's tuition reimbursement program.

Want to join SRC's internship program? Learn more about SRC's career development opportunities.

 
SRC Wraps Up Another Successful Summer of Interns
 
Springfield Remanufacturing Corp.'s Heavy Duty Interns presented their summer projects to their superiors on August 4, 2017. Back row: Colton Chastain (Human Resources), Peyton Stauffer (Accounting), Westin Easley (Engineering), Logan Kunkel (Supply Chain). Front row: Bailey Fletcher (Engineering), Katlyn Maas (Engineering), Tommy Giovanni (Accounting). 

Springfield Remanufacturing Corp.'s Heavy Duty Interns presented their summer projects to their superiors on August 4, 2017. Back row: Colton Chastain (Human Resources), Peyton Stauffer (Accounting), Westin Easley (Engineering), Logan Kunkel (Supply Chain). Front row: Bailey Fletcher (Engineering), Katlyn Maas (Engineering), Tommy Giovanni (Accounting). 

Every year, the SRC family of companies searches for up-and-coming talent in college students. Recruiters attend career fairs and visit numerous area universities in an attempt to attract the youngest and brightest business men and women. This year, the students recruited went above and beyond in their duties while gaining real-world experience.

This summer, 21 interns joined the SRC team to bring new, innovative ideas to the table. The interns came from numerous universities and programs including Missouri State University, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Drury University, Springfield GO CAPS Program and more. The interns spanned across Springfield Remanufacturing Corp.'s Heavy Duty location, CNHi Remanufacturing, SRC Holdings, NewStream Enterprises in both Springfield and Joliet, Illiniois, and SRC Automotive and worked in the following departments: human resources, safety, engineering, supply chain, information technology, accounting and more.

During their summer at SRC, interns are taught the inner workings of the business including open-book management and financial literacy. They also meet with SRC founder and CEO, Jack Stack, and tour area SRC facilities to better understand the company's operations and business practices. Additionally, the interns are given the opportunity to network with each other outside their normal working hours at a Springfield Cardinals baseball game. 

SRC interns enjoyed a night of networking and socializing at the Springfield Cardinals baseball game.

SRC interns enjoyed a night of networking and socializing at the Springfield Cardinals baseball game.

When asked about their expectations and experiences this summer, many of the interns gave similar answers: they had no idea what to expect, but were thankful they took the opportunity and see working with SRC in their futures. Peyton Stauffer, Accounting Intern at Springfield Remanufacturing Corp., stated, "I learned that it is best to work as a team, and that you will be able to work better with your coworkers if you show respect and work together." These interns made monumental impacts on SRC's operations by combining their new-age education with an outsider's opinion to increase efficiency and revenue. 

SRC looks forward to hearing from our 2017 interns after graduation and recruiting new students for the program next year.

Interested in interning at SRC? Find more information about the career opportunities and culture at SRC. 

 
CEO Jack Stack Serves as Keynote Speaker for Springfield Business Journal
 
Springfield Business Journal Photo by Wes Hamilton

Springfield Business Journal Photo by Wes Hamilton

On the morning of August 15, SRC president and CEO, Jack Stack, served as the keynote speaker at Springfield Business Journal's (SBJ) 12 People You Need to Know. In the live interview by SBJ editor, Eric Olson, Jack spoke about the story of founding Springfield Remanufacturing Corporation and the development of the Great Game of Business. He shared his wisdom about adapting to the changing workforce climate and SRC's prediction and preparation for the next economic recession. When asked about his retirement, Jack explained that he isn't sure when, but his goal is to reach a $100 million balance sheet before he does. 

Want to know more about Jack's interview? See the event's photo gallery and full article from Springfield Business Journal.

We want to build a 100-year-old company. We’re not building a company to flip.
— Jack Stack