13. April 2012 10:47
That’s right, FSI has made it to the Sweet 16! No, we didn’t put a basketball team together and we didn’t advance in a bracket tournament about who the best fulfillment companies were (although I’m sure FSI would do quite well if such a tournament existed). But on April 1st, FSI celebrated our 16th birthday! That’s no April Fool’s joke, we really did turn 16. Thank you to all of our clients, employees, vendors and partners for helping make each birthday possible. We couldn’t be successful without you. You’ve helped us provide jobs and give back to the community. Through those 16 years, we’ve made the Cobb Chamber’s Top 25 Small Businesses of the Year for the last 4 years, and Inc Magazine’s top 5000 fastest growing private companies the last 3. We started in 1996 with 3 employees and 13,000 ft² of space, and today we’re stronger than ever with 32 employees and an average of 15 – 20 temps on any given day using almost 180,000 ft². Here’s to the next 16 years.
We also took this time of celebration to give out our Ideas for Cash awards. What’s that, you say? FSI has a longstanding program to reward our employees to submitting ideas for improvements. We’re always striving to be the best fulfillment company we can be, and our employees are the ones we count on the most for dynamic, new ideas. No matter how good things are, there’s always room for improvement somewhere. Even if our clients aren’t asking for improvements, we constantly look to make our fulfillment services better. It’s a culture and way of thinking at FSI that has been one of the key reasons for our success, growth and longevity. For the ideas submitted, we have quarterly awards, then an annual Idea of the Year award complete with cash, days off, trophies, prizes and bragging rights. This year’s winner was our Inventory Control Coordinator, Kim Hairston (pictured below), who helped come up with a better way to automate some processes in kit packing.
Thank you Kim for the great idea and to all of our employees for all of their ideas. Keep them coming!