Employee Celebrates 50 Years at Crown Uniform & Linen Service
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Crown employee, Denise Barrett, celebrated her 50th year with Crown Uniform & Linen Service on May 29th, 2014.
“Everyone here is part of a team, working together for the good of the company, and for ourselves. Crown has always put their employees first so I feel that I am growing with the company.”
Not many employees see 50 years with the same company, and this fact becomes even more significant when one considers that Crown is currently celebrating their 100th anniversary. Denise Barrett has been with Crown for half of its existence.
Denise celebrated her career milestone at a surprise party held in her honor, where she was presented with an employee recognition award and gift card from the Spilios family, owners of Crown Uniform & Linen Service. Sharing memories with those she works with every day, recalling how she first came to Crown.
“I remember the day after my celebrating my high school graduation in 1964. My parents told me they were proud of me, and that it was time to get a job. They said Crown was hiring and that I should go down and apply right away. Well, I got the job and have been here ever since!”
As the Office Supervisor, Denise is rather like “command central” at Crown’s Boston facility, directing the flow of communications, synchronizing interdepartmental activities, and managing purchase orders and shipping schedules. After 50 years this has all become second nature for Denise, who reflects on how much has changed over the years. “The biggest changes have been the growth of the company and the modern methods that have been adopted over the years. When I first started with Crown every task had to be accomplished manually, but modern technology has made everything faster and easier than I ever dreamed possible!”
Crown has always encouraged employees to think of their employment as a long term partnership with the company. As a family run business through four generations, there is a bond that forms between the Spilios family and their employees. A bond that runs especially deep with a woman that came to the company as a seventeen year old girl and practically grew up working alongside several of the Spilios family members.
Denise has enjoyed many aspects of her career with Crown and says the thing she likes best is “Everyone here is part of a team, working together for the good of the company, and for ourselves. Crown has always put their employees first so I feel that I am growing with the company.”
Plato Spilios, VP of Crown, voices genuine appreciation for this dedicated Crown employee. "During the past 50 years, three generations of the Spilios family have had the pleasure of working with Denise and she is a valued and trusted member of our family. She leads by example and commands respect with her high work ethic, integrity, ability to read people and common sense approach. Denise calls it how she sees it and maintains a great sense of humor. If you give something to Denise, she gets it done fast and if her signature is on it, you know it was done right. We have been blessed to have Denise part of our Crown family for the last five decades and she will hold an indelible place in our history."
About Crown Uniform & Linen Service: Crown has been a locally owned and operated family business for 100 years, providing uniform programs, healthcare apparel services, corporate identity apparel, floor mat services, and linen services for businesses and medical facilities in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. www.CrownUniform.com