Full of Grace

Once the cake arrived it was officially a party.  Hunger Task Force food bank volunteers fawned over the cake that was a replica of a Sargento truck. “I see these trucks all the time, so that gave me some inspiration,” said baker Debbie Pagel of Eat Cake! in Milwaukee.  Every year she creates a custom cake for […]

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There’s No Place Like Home

“I’m nervous.  Where do I look?” Deeanna Brown asked the WTMJ 4 news reporter for direction before her interview. Sitting in her living room that a year ago was just studs. “This has been like planting a seed and watching a harvest in the course of a year.  I’m so grateful.  I get emotional thinking […]

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True Patriots

Human Resources Consultant Sonia Otte and Production Supervisor Steve Jesinski were called to a meeting in the Hilbert lunchroom Monday afternoon. They thought the location was strange, but followed through. When they arrived they were surrounded by the Sargento family for a celebration in red, white and blue. […]

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‘Plank You’ Sargento!

Some things are more mental than physical. For the Sargento family the Groundhog Day Plank Off was equally both. The two-minute challenge presented by Personal Trainer Debbie Posewitz (pictured above) caught like wildfire and spread quickly through every campus of Sargento because people thought they could physically do it. And they did. “It was the […]

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Food for Thought

A prayer of thanks began the meal at St. Benedict the Moor in Milwaukee the Monday before Thanksgiving.  Six days a week the agency serves dinner for those without homes and for those who can’t go home.  Volunteers along with the Franciscan priests know the Community Meal is also a ministry. “If you’re standing in […]

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Lucky 13

The line to meet Super Bowl 31 Packer Chris Jacke near the Tundra Tailgate Zone stretched toward Oneida Street.  The Packers Hall of Famer stood under the Sargento tent, graciously greeting each fan Sunday morning. “Have fun today!” he said after signing t-shirts, helmets and posters.  He even let some devoted fans, like Sargento Administrative […]

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Helping Hands

On one of the few summery days this June, 45 members of the Innovation Department fanned out into the community and volunteered. “Whoever had the idea to wear black t-shirts…” said Sr. New Platform Developer Joy Dumke with beads of sweat dripping from her brow. “It’s so hot out here! I’m questioning why I even […]

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“Official Cheese of the Milwaukee Brewers”

Even though the Milwaukee Brewers have not had a stellar start to the season, Sargento is still scoring runs with baseball fans. “We have extended our partnership with the Brewers to be the ‘Official Cheese of the Milwaukee Brewers’ through the 2018 season,” said Creative Services Director Bob Peiffer. “This began in 2012 and has […]

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The Newlywed Game

When members of the Sargento family talk about work, often what is said is the “family atmosphere.” That special part of life at Sargento happened last week in the Accounting Department. “This is what you can achieve with determination,” said Assistant Controller Adam Liebl  admiring a cubicle filled with balloons. He could barely contain his […]

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Sargento Marks Earth Day 2015

On a day that felt more like the opening days of winter than the middle of spring, several hardy souls braved the 37-degree weather and the gusts of wind to participate in the 23rd annual Earth Day celebration at Sargento. Volunteering to plant this year’s tree, Bruce Wisenfske, Deb Thorwaldson and Susie Katsma scrambled up […]

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2015 Truckers Safety Banquet-Going The Distance

The four dozen men and one woman who take our safe, quality and legal products where they need to go, received some well-deserved recognition Friday night. Sargento Transportation, LLC held its annual Truck Driver’s Safety Banquet at Amore in Plymouth. Most of our dedicated fleet drivers attended, and most of those who could not make […]

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2015 Service Awards

Not too many companies honor employees with a 4-course meal at a fine establishment and a special gift, just for being an employee.  This happened  the last Saturday in February at the Osthoff Resort because Sargento is a special place.  Employees here are treated like family and family comes together during the year to break […]

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Way To Go, Plymouth Manufacturing!

Toward the end of last year Plymouth Manufacturing had the buzz of a major league baseball team on a hot streak in September. “Everyone on the floor was saying could we do it?” said Process Technician Kory Feldmann.  “First we hit 100 days, then it was up to 120 days.  It was crazy.” Plymouth Manufacturing […]

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