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December 17, 2019

20th Annual Warehouse Heroes of the Year Winners Chosen

RefrigiWear® Announces 2019 Warehouse Heroes of the Year Winners

DAHLONEGA, GA (December 17, 2019) — RefrigiWear is proud to present the winners of the 20th Annual Warehouse Heroes of the Year Award. Hundreds of employees from around the US were nominated by their supervisors and managers, but these 28 showcased the resourcefulness, grit and attitude necessary to be named a Warehouse Hero.

"Whether it is processing, storage, transportation or another step in the chain, the men and women who win this award are responsible for protecting the food Americans eat," says Ryan Silberman, Chief Revenue Officer of RefrigiWear. "We are honored to not only protect them, but celebrate their achievements. They often work in subfreezing and even subzero temperatures for long periods of time. It is their commitment to quality, excellence and safety that we celebrate with this award."

Each year the winners not only receive recognition in front of their teams, they are showcased in our Warehouse Heroes of the Year calendar. Each of our winners has shown the integrity, aptitude and leadership in performance that we, as well as their managers and companies, are proud to celebrate. Along with these 24 outstanding Warehouse Heroes of the Year, we are honored to present 4 Lifetime Achievement Awards to outstanding individuals who have dedicated their decades-long careers to optimal performance, high standards and exemplary devotion to their teams.

2019 Warehousemen of the Year Winners

  • Salvador Avalos from American Cooling in Salinas, CA
  • Antonio Rivera from Associated Food Stores in Farr West, UT
  • Jesus Rangel Ben E. Keith in Selma, TX
  • Juan Aguilar from ConAgra Foods in Waseca, MN
  • Jorge Nunes from Americold in Pendergrass, GA
  • Jerald L. London from Associated Grocers, Inc. in Baton Rouge, LA
  • Joseph Samayoa from Ben E. Keith Foods in Amarillo, TX
  • BJ Triplett from Branding Iron Holdings – Holten Meat, INc in Sauget, IL
  • Mike Bennett from Great Lakes Cold Storage in Solon, OH
  • Javier Escalante from Brookshire Brothers, Inc. in Lufkin, TX
  • Dean Kloulechad from Henningsen Cold Storage in Salem, OR
  • Martin Magana from Empirical Foods, Inc. in South Sioux City, NE
  • John Fishburn from Performance Food Group in Gainesville, FL
  • Tou Shoua Lee from Nestle in Appleton, WI
  • Alan McWhorter from Interstate Warehousing in Anderson, IN
  • Raqual Touchine from WinCo Foods in Denton, Texas
  • Brian Swalley from US Foods in Coralville, IA
  • Larry Thomas from Tyson in Macon, GA
  • Antioco Vela Campos from Liberty Cold in Bolingbrook, IL
  • Aurelio Lozada from Superior Foods Co. in Kentwood, MI
  • Walter Melton from Bakery Express Mid-Atlantic in Baltimore, MD
  • Aaron Wright from Cargill in Mount Crawford, VA
  • Maria Serrano from Lineage logistics in Los Angeles, CA
  • Julio Martinez from KeHE Distributors in Aurora, CO

2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

  • Jose Lopez from Ben E. Keith Foods in Edmond, OK
  • Merle Matz from ConAgra Foods in Waseca, MN
  • William Dickens from MDV / SPARTANNASH in Norfolk, VA
  • Russ De Puy from WinCo Foods in Woodburn, OR

About RefrigiWear

RefrigiWear, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of insulated industrial work wear, accessories and personal protective equipment for use in subzero temperatures, inclement weather and low-visibility environments. The same expertise in cold environments has also gone into creating everyday insulated clothing for work or play. For over 65 years, RefrigiWear has supplied the most demanding industries and climates with insulated garments and accessories needed to keep people warm, safe and productive. RefrigiWear is located in Dahlonega, Georgia, where many items are manufactured.

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Company Information
RefrigiWear, Inc.
54 Breakstone Drive
Dahlonega, GA 30533
Phone: 800-645-3744
E-mail: keepmewarm@refrigiwear.com
Website: www.refrigiwear.com
Media Contact
Natalie Bucsko
Phone: 800-645-3744 x281
E-mail: nbucsko@refrigiwear.com