We talked with team members who have been with us for more than 25 years. We will keep this section updated with more team member spotlights, so check back often to honor them and read their stories.
Maldonado, temple head, has benefitted from Seaboard Foods' medical insurance in his career, and the company helped him with Family Medical Leave Assistance. These benefits are meant to help people save money when unexpected or routine medical situations come up.
Thank you for your continued service
Medina, production engineer tech, has seen a lot of technology change throughout his 25-year career, and he learned it every step of the way. Medina is in the same position he was hired for, but the technology he has had to learn to maintain has changed drastically, making him excited to progress with the company.
Raul, the company has grown because of dedicated employees like you!
“Seaboard Foods is a good company. I don't know why people leave," said Medina-Avalos.
In fact, this quarter century veteran of the ham line and now mule operator, looks forward to working at least another ten years “with God's help". That's because working here has provided a livelihood, good insurance and helped him raise his four children, one of whom recently started working in bioenergy at Seaboard Energy.
Medina-Avalos is proud to work here, and we are proud of his accomplishments! Congratulations, Humberto!
If you ask Jesus Fraire-Aguilar, level three animal caretaker in Liberal, Kan., what Seaboard Foods mean to him, it’s a loaded question. He is emotional answering because working here has allowed him to send one daughter through law school and the other daughter to medical school. How do you put a price on educating your children? He’s only grateful that the company allowed him to have a long career. That career is something to note.
He exceeds expectations when it comes to dedication to his animals. He works 11 days on and 3 days off. He wakes up at 4 a.m. every day, drives 22 miles to work to arrive one hour early to prepare for his day.
During a snowstorm years ago, part of his team spent the night at the farm to care for the animals the next day. Fraire braved the treacherous roads, against his supervisor’s wishes, arriving at the farm early to wake up his sleeping employees the next morning for work.
Jesus, thank you for sharing your story and your amazing work ethic with us.