Material Handler – Manufacturing – Red Wing, Minnesota

Today we recognize Karl Haugen for his role as a Material Handler in our Manufacturing Department.

Karl has worked for the company for 15 years, beginning as a packer in general screen. Since then, he has held roles in heat transfer, pen printing, direct product printing, lip balm printing, the Koozie® can cooler cell, and finally his current position as a Material Handler in our warehouse in Red Wing, Minnesota.

His daily tasks include pulling empty pallets from the racks, putting away product that comes from offsite, pulling pallets to the floor, counting locations, and helping the Receiving Department with loading and unloading trucks. He also trains new warehouse employees and occasionally assists offsite with unloading containers, driving the shuttle truck, and bringing product to the main plant.

Karl’s favorite part about working at Koozie Group is meeting new and interesting people, whether it’s showing them the ropes on the machines or answering any questions they have. He also enjoys helping his fellow employees in the warehouse in any way possible, which explains why his favorite People Power is “One Team.”

“We are one team in the warehouse,” he said. “We help each other out whenever possible.”

As for his favorite Koozie Group® product, Karl is partial toward our lineup of sherpa blankets.

In his spare time, Karl enjoys deer hunting, fishing with his father and great-uncle at Lake Pepin, and spending time with his family.

Thank you, Karl, for training new employees and for performing so many crucial tasks at our warehouse in Red Wing!

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