Bell Inc. Adds Staff, New Business and Distribution Center
New Distribution Center to achieve compliance for food-safety standards
Bell’s brand-new 64,000-square-foot distribution center (which opened on July 15 ) will allow the company to stay a step ahead of customer needs, according to Graham, particularly those in the food industry where safety throughout production, including handling and storage, is paramount. More national and multi-national food companies are turning to Bell to take on portions of their business, pointed out Graham, so the goal is for the new warehouse to be compliant with the most stringent food-safety standards.
“Plus, we’ll be able to service customers very quickly, and manage more of their inventory, flexibly—that’s critical in an industry where there are frequent changes in things like product coding, marketing and promotions,” he adds.
More shifts, more jobs both skilled and unskilled
Bell is adding six crews, according to Marianne Von Seggern, vice president, strategic development, including distribution center support, as well as more shifts on the very-large-format press. There are 30 new plant-floor positions, as well as eight administrative positions, including quality, engineering and sales positions at Bell.
“And with new business rolling in, I think we’ll be looking for more people beyond that,” Von Seggern said.
New director of sales
Bell’s director of sales, Robert Rosebraugh, joins the company from Graphics Packaging International, where he was sales manager for the Midwest region. His previous employer is one of the two largest packagers. Rosebraugh landed there after a series of mergers and acquisitions, the most recent of which was Graphics’ acquisition of Altivity Packaging, where he had been vice president of sales, Midwest region.
“I grew up in small- or mid-sized family-owned businesses,” said Rosebraugh. “I like the action, growth and nimble responsiveness of a company like Bell—where you can walk into the corner office, have a discussion and contribute directly to the company’s future. It’s a better fit for me.”