For the first time in MAHA USA’s history, a Summer Festival was held for employees and their family and friends at the MAHA USA Manufacturing Facility in Pickard, Alabama. The Summer Festival was a German inspired outdoor celebration in honor of the many contributions its team brings to MAHA USA.
Through the efforts of a planning committee, organized by Stefan Paetz, the Summer Festival was a smashing success. Festivities included entertainment by a local German band, the Polka Dots, a bounce house, games, a plant tour and a comic magic show. The magic show, which relied on audience participation, provided laughter and cheer for all.
Throughout the evening, MAHA’s top management could be found battling the grills. Their fresh grilled burgers and dogs added to catering by a local favorite, Zack’s Family Restaurant, who provided everyone’s favorite southern style sides.
In addition to festivities outside, a shop tour, guided by Production Manager, Nicholas Abbott, brought together families and friends to see the daily activities of their loved one. The tour went step-by-step, explaining the daily operations of MAHA USA’s manufacturing process. Everyone was both excited and curious to see a glimpse into the daily life at MAHA USA.
A special highlight of the evening included an honor ceremony presented by MAHA USA’s Managing Director, Juergen Werner. Winners were recognized for their longevity of service and dedication to MAHA USA. Recognition for being part of MAHA USA since the beginning was given to Jerome Cawley, Gail Graf, Amanda Neidlinger, Tony Shaw and Sidney Smith. Honored for excellent and fast maintenance to ensure production operation after a fire was given to Wayne Clark, Kenneth Newsome, John Roney and Cody Sprouse. Excellent work in organizing the summer festival was given to Stephan Paetz. Excellence in HR and “keeping the show running” was given to Kristina Williams. In addition, MAHA USA presented a check to their local Fire Department in appreciation for all they do for MAHA USA and the community.
As the Summer Festival came to an end, music could be heard from the Polka Dots with the camaraderie of fantastic people and the southern Alabama sun setting over MAHA USA.