Mead’s Day at Muntons
One month ago there was Groundhog’s Day, an institution in the USA where the timing of the ending of winter is said to be predicted by this timorous creature. But at Muntons something far more interesting is happening – they are holding ‘Mead’s Day’.
Mead’s Day has nothing to do with the famous honey-based alcoholic beverage, but more to do with a special occasion for two of their employees. Tony Mead and Paul Mead, father and son respectively, have both received long service awards this week – Tony for 20 years service and Paul for 10 years. Mary Narey, Muntons HR Advisor, said “we have many family members working at Muntons but to have two long service awards for two family members on two consecutive days is unheard of in our company’s history.”
Paul and Tony are both employed within the environmental and site services team with Paul specialising in the treatment of waste water and Tony looking after the site generally. And some site it is too! Muntons in Stowmarket is an impressive facility, spread over 40 acres, with tree lined avenues, mature woodland, roads, pathways and there is even a putting course and allotments!. So their roles are important contributing to the overall look and feel of this well run expanse.
February the 18th marked the anniversary of Tony Mead’s twentieth year at Muntons, having joined the company in 1991 as a day shift worker in the grain intake team. Paul started work at Muntons in their laboratory as a lab analyst back in 2001 but swiftly moved on putting his technical prowess to great effect.
Muntons is a food plant, where locally sourced grains, barley and wheat, are carefully grown into malt, which is then used in the production of beer, whisky and in numerous food, baking and confectionery applications. With sales into over 60 countries, Muntons are an internationally recognised company and are justifiably proud of their record of long service award holders.