Collins Machine Works (CMW) celebrated a successful end to 2017 and an optimistic start to 2018 with its recent holiday party for employees and valued business partners. The event gave CMW an opportunity to honor the people behind the machines – the loyal employees who drive the company’s success. To show appreciation for their hard work, CMW hosted employees and business partners, as well as their families, to a night of music, games, prizes and festivity.
Among the entertainment was a presentation of several length-of-service awards. CMW prides itself on a high retention rate for employees, with a large percentage of the workforce having remained with the company for 15 years or more. Employees who reached major landmarks in their length-of-service in 2017 were presented with commendations for their loyalty.
In some cases, CMW loyalty even runs in the family. This year, Robert Britts Sr., CMW’s longest-serving employee with over 35 years at the company, presented his son, Robert Britts Jr., with an award recognizing 15 years in service to CMW. Others receiving length-of-service awards included Doug Taylor, celebrating five years of service; Rick Shippee, celebrating 10 years of service; and Fuzzy Davis, celebrating 35 years of service.
CMW also formally welcomed a handful of new employees to its folds. Shane Bond, Celia Byrne, Dan Crawford, Tim Hallissy and Frankie Rivera joined the team in 2017. Given CMW’s record of employee retention, these new employees will likely bring value to the CMW team for many years to come.
Now that 2018 is underway, the CMW team is back to work and loyal as ever. Employees like those honored and welcomed at the holiday party keep CMW at the forefront of the maritime industry, earning accolades along the way.