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year. The company's processing is also certified organic,
which brings an additional level of scrutiny. As capacity
increases and the company adds new processing capabilities, Robert Prystash, vice president of operations for Wet
Noses, will be tasked with maintaining operational safety
and efficiency.
" We are implementing the World Class Operational
Excellence program that utilizes Lean, Six Sigma and Total
Productive Maintenance methodology and tools to deliver
world class safety, quality, cost, productivity, service and
employee engagement, " Prystash said. " This program also
differentiates Wet Noses from our competitors. "
Maintaining a wide breadth of processing capabilities
within one 87,000-square-foot facility does create some
complexities in terms of ingredients, storage and scheduling, but Prystash said the company has a great team of hardworking employees that manage the complexities flawlessly
day in and day out.
Wet Noses receives a lot of attention for its humangrade philosophy to making pet food and treats, but
Galligan attributes a large part of the company's success to
the employees.
" A big part of who we are and what we do is hiring the
right people and letting them do their jobs, " Galligan said.
" A lot of our people have been with us for a very long time
and that's a great thing. It's such a compliment to us when
they stay here and when they introduce us to friends and
family who want to join our team. "
In addition to a robust training program and a focus
on retention, an important component to help make Wet
Noses a better place to work is a good sound system. All
new employees are asked to share their favorite music,
which is incorporated into the company's playlist that runs
daily throughout the plant.
" Because we are growing and bringing in new people, it's
that much more important to ensure new employees acclimate to our culture, " Rodgers said.
That culture includes a clear path for employees to acquire
new skills and increase their responsibilities, which is essential. Rodgers is forecasting Wet Noses will grow by 30% in
2021 and stay on that trajectory for the foreseeable future.
" What excites me the most about the future for Wet
Noses is our starting point, " Rodgers shared. " Often when
I come into a new role, there are renovations to be made to
base product, but that is just not the case here. This puts us
in a great position to get a running start at innovation.
" The fact that we make everything we sell just opens
the door to so many possibilities for the future, " Rodgers
said. " I'm excited about how well Wet Noses' values and
processing standards align with where consumers are
going. With the strategy we have in place and the talent
we have on board, it will be a matter of time before Wet
Noses is a household name. "
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