Carol “Annie” Blankenship
Shipping & Receiving Clerk
Tadano Mantis Corporation
Carol “Annie” Blankenship is responsible for a variety of tasks including operating a forklift to unload shipping containers and placing the product inside the warehouse in the designated warehouse space. She is also responsible for data entry of customer orders, picking and packing parts and supplies to be shipped either with the crane or via separate method to the customer and maintain accurate data entry into the appropriate software to manage and track inventory.
Annie has worked most recently on the quality team to help identify how and why the parts being shipped between plants were arriving with damage after being cleared for use. She is also an active participant on the Safety Committee and the Core Value Team.
Annie is always focused on working as a team to help improve process whether it is part of the administrative tasks in the Warehouse or identifying root cause through observation and analysis, providing insight on safety-sensitive situations, or volunteering in community events to represent TMC. Annie strives to find ways to encourage and support her co-workers. Annie’s compassion for her fellow employee brings “family” to each employee’s daily life exemplifying that TMC employees are “stronger together.”
According to Dedra Helbert, “Annie is passionate about helping others, freely sharing her ideas on safety, quality and efficiency, and she is able to utilize her prior work experiences in the military, corrections and the coal industry to quickly, and in a non-threatening way, make others feel comfortable in working with her on projects. Annie is able to bring her previous experiences of understanding mechanics, processes, compliance, safety, quality and efficiency to the table in each capacity in which she serves at TMC. Annie stays focused on doing the right things right and performing each task every day safely and efficiently to ensure quality standards are met within the scope of her job and she serves her co-works and her company with compassion and commitment.”
*All information taken from submission nomination form.