Client Experiences with Alchemy

Hear from your peers across a wide range of sectors in the food manufacturing industry. From lifts in productivity to employee engagement, from audit-readiness to injury reduction, these stories highlight what a built-for-your-industry suite of tools and technology can do for your organization.


“Always making the right decision.”

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John Taylor,
Director of Learning & Development, Ventura Foods

John explains the ROI of consistency across multiple plants, which his team achieves with a continuous learning environment using multiple components of Alchemy. He’s especially thankful for Alchemy Coach’s ability to solve for new FSMA requirements in verifying correct behaviors are being applied on the floor.

“Being the best in all that we do.”

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Robert Munoz,
Learning & Development Manager, JBS

JBS uses Alchemy Coach to complement their Alchemy training platform and ensure their employees retain knowledge and apply it correctly on the floor. Robert is passionate about his people, and uses Alchemy to reduce accidents and empower employees to perform better. JBS’ mission is to help their people become the best they can, “and Alchemy supports that mission statement very well.”

“Please ask me about training.”

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Eric Teague,
Quality Systems Supervisor, AdvancePierre Foods

Listen to Eric’s emotional tale of employees literally applauding their new training program – and his vow to never experience an audit without Alchemy again. Eric and his team were able to create site-specific training in six different languages using Alchemy Creator. All while saving time and increasing employee engagement.

“The best training and reinforcement possible.”

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Amanda Moss,
Human Resources Manager, Chudleigh’s

Amanda speaks to a common challenge in the food industry: having great training during onboarding, but a huge gap in ongoing and refresher training throughout the year. Amber and team solved for this gap with Alchemy’s Communications program of structured reinforcement and coaching that complements initial training.

“Alchemy is a life saver.”

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Ed Kaplan,
Regional Operations Manager – Safety, Dawn Foods Distribution

Ed explains how Alchemy helped cut his organization’s TRIR (recordable injuries) nearly in half – and sustain that success over 8 years with Alchemy. Another huge win is Alchemy’s ability to solve the challenge of training remote drivers, and easily track and document their training centrally. Ed sums up his recommendation for Alchemy: “It’s a life saver. It’s a money saver. And it’s convenient.”

“I can’t stress how valuable Alchemy is.”

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Tony Salazar,
Training Manager, Ventura Foods

Tony is excited how Alchemy “has been that uniting factor between management and our floor employees.” He loves how Alchemy allows them to train 30 employees at once, in 15 minutes or less. And also, how Alchemy Coach provides an avenue for continuous improvement of performance and engaging interaction between supervisors and employees.

“This is the right solution for us.”

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Mike Habel,
Operations Learning Leader, Maple Leaf Foods

Maple Leaf Foods has a wide range of operational needs requiring different solutions. Alchemy helps his small centralized team deliver highly effective and site-specific training to a very large network of manufacturing plants and agricultural facilities. Mike can see firsthand the positive effect Alchemy’s courseware has on employee engagement and follow-through.

“I love Alchemy.”

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Apryl Washington,
Human Resources, Creative Werks Packaging

Creative Werks has many food industry customers, and Apryl explains how their trust in Creative Werks is instantaneous upon learning Creative Werks uses Alchemy. Apryl also “loves” Alchemy because of how much time it saves her staff while pinpointing where gaps in training and performance exist. Perhaps her favorite component is how Alchemy listens to her needs, provides excellent support, and creates a true partnership with Creative Werks.

“A one-stop learning resource.”

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Jeremy Melvin,
Learning & Development Supervisor, West Liberty Foods

Jeremy explains how his organization uses Alchemy to “develop a far more knowledgeable and skilled workforce.” Of particular importance is the quality of the Alchemy curriculum, which is expertly designed to keep workers engaged through exciting content that is interactive and easy to understand.

“You can’t beat what Alchemy has to offer.”

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Cindy Fedde,
Training Coordinator, Dorada Foods

Consistency is key in food manufacturing. Cindy explains how Alchemy allows Dorada Foods to deliver consistent messaging to new hires and veteran employees. The results are greater production and a stronger safety culture. With Alchemy in place, Dorada Foods has improved OSHA safety index numbers while delivering consistency for its customers.

“A more knowledgeable workforce, in a fraction of the time.”

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Cole Smith,
Training Coordinator, Cascade Coffee

As a co-manufacturer, Cascade Coffee needs to deliver very specific instructions to employees for each of their customers’ products. Cole explains how Alchemy enables his fast-paced facility to do that. Cole also demonstrates the efficiency of Alchemy Coach to reinforce learning right on the job floor for more effectiveness while improving productivity.

“We benefit tremendously from Alchemy.”

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Phalone Clayton,
Senior QA Technician, Red Diamond

Flexibility is critical for Phalone, as with most manufacturing operations. Alchemy creates that flexibility for Red Diamond, enabling them to keep production lines rolling while ensuring all employees get ongoing refresher trainings. Most importantly, Alchemy creates engagement between supervisors and frontline workers.

“Alchemy helps me sleep peacefully.”

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James Hatch,
Operations Training Supervisor, Idahoan Foods

A challenge for all manufacturers is ensuring consistency in worker knowledge and performance across all shifts, every day, in every facility. James describes how Alchemy helps Idahoan Foods achieve that consistency, and prevents three different supervisors demonstrating three different ways to do a task. Alchemy also helps James find gaps in training and knowledge of each individual employee, with automated alerts on who needs what training.

“The possibilities are endless.”

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Brian Williams,
Safety Manager, AdvancePierre Foods

Brian explains how his plant reduced workers’ comp costs by 97% by achieving (and sustaining) a TIR of 1.32. The “only difference we made from one year to the next” to achieve this success was implementing Alchemy. In addition to fewer injuries and better worker performance, Alchemy also helps Brian manage his own time with automated, paperless documentation. He jokingly admits he shed “tears of joy” discovering how easy and time-saving Alchemy’s reporting system is.

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