Despite all of the hard work that comes with coordinating a week’s worth of activities for 350 children, Edith insists that it’s worth all of it and more. In fact, the Kids’ Summer Camp is just one of the plant’s many initiatives that create not just a safe and happy workplace, but a welcoming and fulfilling community for employees. A convenience store with common groceries like milk, eggs and snacks sees about 1,200 employees per month purchase goods right on the campus. A private clinic and free hair salon where employees receive free haircuts are two other services offered on the grounds of the facility. The facility regularly celebrates Mother’s and Father’s Day, hosts an annual health as well as housing fair – it even has its own version of the hit television show The Voice.
“All of these services and activities make a healthy environment that creates a strong bond among all of us that work at ZF Reynosa,” Edith explains. More importantly, by offering health services, haircuts and a small grocery store onsite, ZF Reynosa is contributing to the safety of its employees, offering an alternative to the sometimes dangerous locations in the region.
This commitment to people has manifested itself in the form of low employee turnover and long careers. In fact, a handful of employees have even been with the company for 40 years. And multi-generational employees are no unique occurrence either. “We even have the third generation working in our plant – grandparents, parents and kids,” Edith shares.