Some of the most challenging aspects of a business these days is not only finding good workers, but retaining them. Long-term employees reflect a stable work environment, and can improve morale within a company. A company that has employees who have been employed for many years have good knowledge of the company’s products, services, and culture. Many have performed various job duties, which gives them a strong knowledge base, resulting in higher productivity with fewer mistakes.
Cotta Transmission has been in business over 100 years, and has been fortunate to have had multiple generations of families work for the company. One family that falls under this category is the Powers family. This week Cal Powers celebrated his 45th year of employment at Cotta. Cal’s father-in-law worked at Cotta for 38 years, and had encouraged Cal to join the team back in 1977. Cal was first hired to run drills, and later learned other operations on the floor, including mills, grinders, and is currently lead stocker. What makes this milestone even more special is that Cal works along side his son Chris Powers, who is now in his 24th year at Cotta. Chris started at Cotta on a split shift when he was 18 years old. Throughout the years Chris also learned other operations, including saws, assembly, supervising position, purchasing, and most recently shipping clerk. The three family members have worked at Cotta for a combined total of 107 years. Chris and Cal both reflected on their time working together, and both commented that the biggest benefit has been that they get to see each other every day. Not only has time together benefited this father son duo, but the experience that they have gained over the years has also played a key role in Cotta’s success.
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