Baldwin group wins achievement awards

Jason Cannon March 4, 2013
Pictured in the photo from left to right are: Monte Gulick, Stan Johnston, George Lundgren, Bob Jaixen, John Macrander and Dan Schulte.
Pictured in the photo from left to right are: Monte Gulick, Stan Johnston, George Lundgren, Bob Jaixen, John Macrander and Dan Schulte.

Four Baldwin Filters employees were recently presented the CLARCOR Achievement Award for outstanding achievement in 2012.

Bob Jaixen, Stan Johnston and John Macrander from the Kearney, Neb., Baldwin Filters location and George Lundgren from the Yankton, S.D. facility were recognized for their efforts in recent expansion projects at the two facilities. The employees were honored during a visit from representatives of Baldwin Filters’ corporate parent, CLARCOR.

Baldwin Filters says the award is given to an individual employed by a CLARCOR company who has exhibited behavior that embodies the values and philosophies of CLARCOR.

Macrander, senior manufacturing engineer, was recognized for identifying the needs and following through to installation and implementation of new can-making lines in Kearney and Yankton.

“John’s project management skills have been exceptional. He has done a great job planning, communicating, coordinating multiple resources and installing the state-of-the-art can-making lines on a very tight timeline,” says Monte Gulick, plant manager in Yankton.

Jaixen, manufacturing engineer, was honored for his concepts and tooling design on the new can-making lines in the Kearney and Yankton facilities.

“The tooling designed for these presses has allowed can production to increase and for changeover times to be significantly reduced,” says Kevin Barker, plant manager in Kearney. “Bob has the knowledge and understanding of what we need as a company for continuous improvement.”

Johnston, senior manufacturing engineer, was recommended for the award for his leadership of the Yankton plant expansion and installation of a new spin-on assembly line.

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