Business Briefs for April 8

ADM’s Marshall plant wins outstanding safety awards

The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) has announced the recipients of its 2012 safety awards program, which honors those corn wet milling facilities with outstanding safety records. Archer Daniels Midland’s plant in Marshall was among the winners for Incident Rate Excellence and Zero Lost Work Days.

“The corn wet milling industry is strongly committed to ensuring the safety of all of its workers,” said CRA Interim President, J. Patrick Mohan. “The employees of ADM’s plant demonstrated their commitment to creating and maintaining a safe work environment and striving to achieve an accident-free workplace.”

The Incident Rate Excellence Award recognizes those plants that have achieved a superior level of safety performance, as demonstrated by an employee total recordable incident rate of 1.0 or less and no employee lost workday cases involving days away from work for the calendar year and no employee or non-employee workplace fatalities for the calendar year.

The Zero Lost Work Days Award acknowledges facilities for operating a full calendar year without an employee lost workday case and without a workplace-related fatality of an employee or non-employee during the calendar year.

“Every employee of this facility should be proud of these awards,” said plant manager Mike Pasquariello. “Engaging employees in the design and implementation of safety programs that ‘go the extra mile’ are examples of how we demonstrate our commitment to our workplace safety.”

The facility employs 240 people and manufacturers products such as high fructose corn syrup, dry starch, and ethanol.

Donate to local FFA Chapter through Schuneman Equipment Co.

Schuneman Equipment Co. announces its “Planting Seeds for the Future” program where it donates money to local FFA Chapters with each row unit reconditioning performed this spring.

Through the program, Schuneman Equipment Co. will donate $5 to a local FFA Chapter of the customer’s choice for every row unit reconditioned. In 2012, $3750 was donated to local FFA Chapters across South Dakota and Minnesota through the “Planting Seeds for the Future” program. For more information about how you can take part in the program, contact Schuneman Equipment Co. or visit the website at

Marshall Golf Club hires new manager

The Marshall Golf Club announces the hiring of Mari Lee as its new clubhouse manager. Lee comes to MGC with nearly 20 years in the food and beverage industry. Most recently, she served as the service manager at the Varsity Pub/Extra Innings, where she managed staff hiring and training for five years. In her new role, Lee will oversee the management of food and beverage operations, banquets nd events, as well as member services.

“I look forward to making our members experience at MGC comfortable and accommodating,” said Lee. “I’m excited to roll out our Clubhouse menu along with making our facility a top banquet destination in southwest Minnesota. I look forward to working with other MGC staff to continue to foster the energy, excitement and growth that is occurring at Marshall Golf Club.”

Mari and her husband, Jerred, live in Marshall and are the parents of Avery (16), Amira (13) and Logan (5).