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October 30, 2012
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Starbucks roasting plant receives manufacturing award

The Association of Manufacturing Excellence has named the Starbucks Carson Valley Roasting Plant in Johnson Lane the 2012 recipient of its Manufacturing Excellence Award.

The plant produces and distributes 12 different kinds of coffee bags packed with either ground or whole-bean coffees. From there, the plant ships directly to Starbucks stores and food service locations.

"There is effective protocol for deploying key company goals and a regular practice of sending people from the plant to visit stores, growers and suppliers," said Paul Kuchuris, AME president. "They also change the themes of each weekly leadership meeting to focus on different areas …

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The Record Courier Updated Oct 30, 2012 05:05PM Published Oct 30, 2012 04:58PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.