IFB Beat – Week of August 28, 2023

A Message from the Editor

This week, meet Little Rock Facility employees who have relocated to the Winston-Salem Facility, read more tips to help you stay safe at work, and learn about how blind drivers are needed – yes, blind drivers!

Winston-Salem Facility employees – please join on the production floor Monday, August 28 for a general assembly – details below.

Thanks for strolling The IFB Beat and have a wonderful week!

Anastasia Powell

IFB Solutions Communications Manager

apowell@ifbsolutions.org | 336-245-5698

Quick Links:

New this Week

Tips for a Safe and Productive Workplace Part 6: Personal Devices
What’s Happening on The Floor: Winston-Salem Facility General Assembly Monday, August 28
Welcome Relocated Little Rock Facility Employees
See what S.E.E. is Doing
Adult Support Group Meetings
CLVC Item of the Week

From Our Community

Insider Corner

HR and Opportunities

Benefit of the Week
New Job Openings

Support Group Zoom Meeting Links


New this Week

Graphic: Tips for a Safe and Productive Workplace

Tips for a Safe and Productive Workplace: Personal Devices

IFB Solutions has put several processes in place to keep everyone safe at work. We will be sharing workplace safety tips in the next few editions of the IFB Beat and would like all employees to please adhere to these rules. In the August 14 edition we shared the procedure to access the building. This week we share guidelines regarding your personal devices. Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe!

  • No talking on cell phones or listening to radios is allowed while walking throughout the building.
  • When using ear buds or headsets while working, one ear should remain uncovered / unplugged at all times.
  • The use of any recording device such as, but not limited to, digital cameras, video cameras, and cell phone cameras, within the premises of all IFB Solutions’ properties is prohibited unless authorized for business purposes.

Thank you,

Angela Jordan Director of Safety and Environmental Health


What’s Happening on The Floor: Winston-Salem Facility General Assembly – Monday, August 28

Attention Winston-Salem facility employees: there will be a General Assembly meeting held on the manufacturing floor on August 28 at 3:15 pm. We’re looking forward to presenting employee of the month awards for June and July as well as updates and remarks from Dan Kelly, President and CEO.

Supervisors, please be sure to shut down all equipment, fans and other things that contribute to noise on the manufacturing floor promptly at 3:15. If your workspace is not close to the central offices (outside Pedro Rojas and Edward Sykes’ doors), please move closer to ensure you can hear. Any office administration working in the building, your presence will be appreciated.

Welcome to the Winston-Salem Facility – Little Rock Facilities Relocate

Welcome new employees: Larry Gonzales, Sewing Machine Operator, Winston-Salem Facility

Larry Gonzales started at the Winston-Salem Facility on July 24. He is working under the direction of Aaron Miller as a sewing machine operator in the T-Shirt department setting sleeves.


Welcome new employees: Branden Mull, Sewing Machine Operator, Winston-Salem Facility

Branden Mull started at the Winston-Salem Facility on August 1. He is working under the direction of Aaron Miller as a sewing machine operator in the T-Shirt department operating the bottom hemmer.


Welcome new employees: Jon Martin, T-Shirt Department, Winston-Salem Facility

Jon Martin started at the Winston-Salem Facility on August 7. He is working under the direction of Aaron Miller in the T-Shirt department operating the T-shirt cutter.

Let us give them a warm welcome to Winston-Salem!


See what S.E.E. is Doing

S.E.E. Day Campers Tyquan, Molly, and Tanner enjoying hands on science activities at Kaleideum North

The S.E.E. Day Campers Lucas with assistance from Jessica, Jacob, Brandon, Tyquan, Molly, and Tanner enjoyed hands on science activities at Kaleideum North to end summer camp for this year.

It’s back to school time again. S.E.E. After School is starting on Tuesday, September 5. Please do not park in the schoolhouse parking lot after 2 PM Monday through Thursday from September through June 6. This will ensure that we have spaces for our buses, parents, staff, and volunteers to park. It will also give plenty of room for us to unload students that use wheelchairs. We appreciate your respect and consideration.


Adult Support Group Meetings:

  • Monday, August 28 Guide Dog support group meeting from 12:00-12:45 in TADS Room


CLVC Item of the Week:

Reizen 4x, 50mm Golden Pendant Magnifier

Reizen 4x, 50mm Golden Pendant Magnifier for $19.99
This glamorous piece of jewelry will compliment any outfit, for day or nighttime wearing. While it’s busy earning, you praise from your friends, it also pulls double-duty as a powerful 4x glass magnifier. Hanging gracefully from your neck by a long 33-inch, gold plated twisted rope chain, this magnifier will always be handy when you need it. Or the extra wide bail on the smooth-finished bezel can accommodate your favorite chain if you prefer to use the pendant for restaurant menus, theater playbills, even reading. Comes with free cleaning cloth and vinyl storage case to keep your pendant magnifier in perfect condition when it’s not in use.

If you are interested in purchasing Low Vision Equipment through our Loan Program (3rd Party), please contact a Low Vision Coordinator for assistance.


From Our Community

Insider Corner

This section is edited by Faith Harding. Have something to share? Email Faith at fharding@ifbsolutions.org

Raise Your Sleeve and Save A Life!

Reminder: Sign up for the September 13 blood drive in Winston-Salem hosted by the AAA Committee. If interested contact Shonn Redmond at sredmond@ifbsolutions.org or 336-245-5672.

Blind Drivers Needed!

Now is the chance for someone totally blind to get behind the wheel of a real car and be totally free to drive! Blind Power Company, Winston-Salem Twin City Lions Club and the Winston-Salem Police Department are providing this unique opportunity for the blind and visually impaired.

Please mark your calendars for this event Friday, October 13, at the Carolina Classic Fairgrounds in Winston-Salem, NC, from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The cost is $15 per person which includes a box lunch from Chick Fil A, t-shirt, and a fun driving experience! Register today: https://www.blindpowercompany.org/events/2023-blind-driver-experience-registration

For more information, please contact Chris Flynt at 336-473-2170 or visit https://www.facebook.com/blindpowerco/.

Buckle up with us on this journey!

Get on the road of life and be the driver of your experiences! Wake up, take the blindfold off, and climb out the back seat because NO one can drive your luxury vehicle like you can!

Share with us how amazing your driving skills are by sending an email with what inspires you.

Faith Harding


Connecting, collaborating, and continuing to drive across amazing bridges.


HR & Opportunities

Your Benefit of the Week

This section is a weekly feature supported by IFB Solutions Benefits Supervisor Ciara Frenette. Reach her at cfrenette@ifbsolutions.org.

Need to change or update your beneficiaries to your Profit Sharing Retirement plan? You can call Newport at 844-749-9981 or create your own portal to at www.firstcitizens.com/retirement. For first time account users: your username is your social security number (no dashes), and password is date of birth (MMDDYYYY). Once logged in, you will be required to update your password.

New Job Announcements

For all current openings, visit https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs?clientkey=8B43E6E34C5D5C9AA3D07BB04DBEB909

Production Planning Manager – Winston Salem Facility

Education and work experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in associated field required or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 4years experience in a production planning environment required.

External candidates may apply at https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=70620&clientkey=8B43E6E34C5D5C9AA3D07BB04DBEB909

Internal candidates may apply at https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=70621&clientkey=8B43E6E34C5D5C9AA3D07BB04DBEB909&jpt=ce8685cef740a6280b5fcb492b556fa5

For more information about any employment opportunities with IFB Solutions please contact Brent Burkholder at bburkholder@ifbsolutions.org or X5611.


Zoom Meeting Links

Adult Support Groups Zoom

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Assistive Technology Support Group Zoom


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