Alchemy Systems Honored With American Meat Institute 2009 Supplier of the Year AwardFriday, October 30, 2009
CHICAGO, Ill. — Alchemy Systems, based in Austin, Texas, today was named the American Meat Institute’s (AMI) 2009 Supplier of the Year. The award was presented during AMI’s International Meat, Poultry & Seafood Convention & Exposition, part of Worldwide Food Expo, Oct. 28-31, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill.
The Supplier of the Year Award is given to a supplier member of AMI that truly partners with meat and poultry processors to help achieve industry goals. Under the leadership of Jeff Eastman, Alchemy Systems, based in Austin, Texas provides innovative training technology solutions for the global workforce. Their SISTEM™ training and compliance management platform is used in over 500 food manufacturing plants in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With SISTEM, companies train, document and evaluate their personnel on a wide range of food and workplace safety topics. Multilingual courses are delivered and managed through SISTEM’s unique group-based training platform or as individual e-learning. Government-conducted surveys have shown SISTEM to play a key role in reducing food safety incidents, worker accidents and employee turnover, while also having a positive impact on worker morale and productivity.
Alchemy Systems is an active member of AMI and strong supporter of the meat and poultry industry. Their generous support and participation has helped elevate the outreach and participation of the AMI Foundation. In 2009, Alchemy sponsored two Listeria conferences, as well as the Worker Safety, Human Resources and Environment Conference.
AMI President and CEO J. Patrick Boyle applauded Alchemy, saying the company “has both satisfied and impressed the AMI members that have utilized their training services.”
AMI represents the interests of packers and processors of beef, pork, lamb, veal and turkey products and their suppliers throughout North America. Together, AMI’s members produce 95 percent of the beef, pork, lamb and veal products and 70 percent of the turkey products in the United States. The Institute provides legislative, regulatory, public relations, technical, scientific and educational services to the meat and poultry packing and processing industry.
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