FlexXray Blog

Food Safety & Foreign Contamination: How’d We Get Here?

Posted by FlexXray on Apr 29, 2021 2:05:05 PM

Food safety’s been a concern for consumers and manufacturers alike since the early days of the U.S. food system. Let’s go back in time.

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How Protein Manufacturers Combat Foreign Material Contamination

Posted by FlexXray on Apr 20, 2021 3:33:32 PM

Foreign material contamination is a significant concern for protein producers and can happen at any time in the production process. It’s a daily, even shift-to-shift issue that requires strategic mitigation. In facilities that process meat, poultry and seafood, bone is an ever-present risk. There is also a significant risk of metal due to the nature of the processing environment, including a host of metal cutters, grinders, extruders, blenders, cooking equipment and more. 

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Staff Spotlight: Marissa Mills

Posted by FlexXray on Apr 7, 2021 11:17:00 AM

Introducing our Assistant Controller Marissa Mills, a valuable part of the FlexXray team. Marissa is a driving force to the comradery and culture of our team, as well as a leader in customer service to our facility and plant partners. Outside of work, you can find Marissa camping, hiking, rucking, mountain biking, baking and hanging out with her kids.

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Staff Spotlight: Marco Martinez

Posted by FlexXray on Apr 6, 2021 11:17:00 AM

Introducing Marco Martinez, one of our incredible project managers. Marco actively manages current customer relationships and house accounts, ensuring our customers are top priority, receiving prompt and reliable service. He maintains consistent communication and support to make sure customers know we are here to help. Marco’s favorite thing about working at FlexXray is the ability to provide such a unique service to customers and consumers. Outside of work, you can find Marco playing with his dog, catching up on his favorite shows, including Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad and spending plenty of time with his loved ones.

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Staff Spotlight: Leo Rabago

Posted by FlexXray on Apr 5, 2021 11:17:00 AM

Leo Rabago is a shift supervisor for our Texas facility. As the third shift supervisor, Leo supervises staff and monitors work processes to ensure alignment with FlexXray’s goals and vision. He takes charge of educating, coaching, counseling and directing his crew to perform to the best of their abilities and complete each job knowing they did everything possible for the customer. His favorite thing about working at FlexXray is the element of surprise in each day and how no situation is the same. Outside of the office, Leo enjoys playing video games with his kids, eating Tex-Mex or good Texas BBQ and listening to anything rock, rap and reggae. 

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Join us at Upcoming Trade Shows

Posted by FlexXray on Jan 28, 2021 10:20:02 AM

Come meet members of the FlexXray team online or in person at these upcoming trade shows and events in 2021. We’d love to meet with you! 

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Staff Spotlight: Jorge Alfaro

Posted by FlexXray on Jan 28, 2021 10:18:16 AM

Introducing Jorge Alfaro, one of our incredible operations supervisors in Arlington, TX. On the FlexXray team, he strives to ensure that all procedures are followed appropriately and each customer gets the highest quality service possible. His favorite part about working at FlexXray is that it feels like spending time with family, which makes working together all the more enjoyable. Off the job, Jorge enjoys playing NABA Baseball, watching Pawn Stars, listening to Linkin Park and eating his favorite food, shrimp cocktail.

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Staff Spotlight: Kye Luker

Posted by FlexXray on Jan 28, 2021 10:17:55 AM

Introducing our VP of Operations, Kye Luker! With 18 years of experience in food manufacturing, he’s worked for large companies such as Dannon, MillerCoors and Schreiber Foods holding positions in Quality, Formulations, Operations, Fermentation and Aging, Processing and Packaging. His focus is leveraging operational capacity to help customers recover from foreign material incidents as quickly as possible. He fosters a nimble approach to managing virtually every aspect of FlexXray’s operational network and seeks to take advantage of every opportunity to help serve a potential customer. He maintains a firm grasp of quality and safety for customers and employees, understanding that millions of consumers are counting on safe products when they prepare a meal for themselves and their families every day. His favorite thing about working at FlexXray is the actual service it provides: safety. He strives to execute each project knowing that friends, neighbors or family members will consume safer products because of what FlexXray does. Outside of work, Kye enjoys playing the part of cheerleader, driver and spectator for his kids, playing music with friends, golfing and going fishing.

 

 
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Staff Spotlight: John Tokarz

Posted by FlexXray on Jan 28, 2021 10:10:00 AM

Introducing NEW Site Manager John Tokarz, over our Illinois facility! Here at FlexXray, he operates as the team captain, encouraging his colleagues to keep standards above par and go the extra mile in every aspect of work. A classic jokester with a knack for making people laugh, John’s favorite part of working at FlexXray is the family-like environment and how everyone supports and encourages one another-––and even laughs at his jokes! When he’s not working, John enjoys sports, Harleys, Mexican food and 80s hair rock. We’re grateful for his leadership and dedication to FlexXray!

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FlexXray Year in Review: 2020

Posted by FlexXray on Jan 28, 2021 10:07:33 AM

Even with the difficulties of 2020, FlexXray and our partners in the food and product manufacturing industries have achieved great triumphs. We opened a new facility in Aurora, Illinois, and were able to meet immediate needs as part of an essential industry during the pandemic. We know that our successes are a direct result of the great people we partner with, from our dedicated employees to our loyal customers and manufacturing partners. Learn more about FlexXray in our “Year in Review” report.

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