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Meet Dan, Warehouse Sanitation Team Member at Fresh Foods Manufacturing in Freedom, PA

In honor of National Differently Abled Employment Awareness Month, our Abilities Business Resource Group (BRG) is excited to highlight just a few of our Team Members who are differently abled throughout the month of October. This week's #TeamMemberTuesday is featuring Dan, Warehouse Sanitation Team Member at Fresh Foods Manufacturing (FFM) in Freedom, PA!

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What is your job title? And what do you love most about your job?

My job title is Warehouse Sanitation Team Member, and the thing I love most is being here at work and seeing all of my coworkers.

“Dan consistently contributes to our operations by showing up for work on time and ready to work. He is reliable and does a great job cleaning the warehouse areas assigned to him.”
- Chad, Distribution Systems Manager, FFM GetGo Warehouse

What is your proudest accomplishment?

I'm most proud of getting married on September 19, 2021 to my wife, Katie. She works here too and helps me a lot.

What do you enjoy most about the culture at Fresh Foods Manufacturing?

Everyone is friendly and always having a good time.

Dean Kohanyi was my Shift Manager before he moved to a different warehouse, but he has always been there for me and has never let me down. He always helped me. Giant Eagle has supported me very well during my time with the company.

Out of the newly refreshed Core Values (Respect All, Think Team, See It Own It, Work Smart, Live Well and Do Right), which Core Value resonates with you the most? Why? 

Live Well. I take care of my family at home and come to work everyday. I have never missed a day of work.

What are some interesting hobbies or talents that most people may not know about you?

I love cars and car cruises.

“Dan has always been focused on the cleanliness of the building. He does a good job making sure the cardboard is picked up and put into the compactor. We received a new bailer in the facility and Dan became the trainer for how to use it and creates the bails. If someone has difficulty or they did not tighten the bail wire enough, Dan is there to help them and make sure everything is alright. With Dan’s attention to detail, he helps the other areas of the warehouse by taking care of the cardboard.”
- Dean, Shift Manager at OK Grocery

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Our Abilities Business Resource Group (ABRG) aims to support and empower people who are differently abled by creating a barrier-free environment. We want all Team Members to reach their full personal and professional potential. We also support advocates, friends, and family members of those with different abilities.

​​​Giant Eagle has a history of hiring Team Members who are differently abled. In fact, for the past 30 years, we’ve been committed to, and are incredibly proud of hiring, training and supporting these Team Members.

Our promise to provide meaningful roles has led us to build a network of support. Today, we have four community professionals working with us to help hire and assist a growing number of Team Members who are differently abled.

Some of our principle partners include:

  • Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services, Pittsburgh
  • ACHIEVA, Pittsburgh
  • New Avenues to Independence, Cleveland
  • Goodwill, Columbus

To date, we have hired more than 250 Team Members as a result of these liaisons and specialists, and we are planning for many more!

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