At Kalas, we view our associates as one cohesive family. We are humbled by the longevity of our associate tenure and grateful for the incredible loyalty of our workforce. At the start of the New Year, we enjoyed a celebration of our first quarter associates who achieved service anniversary milestones ranging from five to forty years. Russ Pannebecker was among the elite few Kalas associates who has achieved four decades of service. His dedication and commitment to the business are an inspiration to all of us.

We further commemorate each associate who meets or exceeds 25 years of service on a plaque that hangs in our Lancaster facility under a hand-sculpted copper tree we affectionately refer to as the “Kalas Family Tree”. Our Q1 celebration highlighted three associates who have achieved this honor. New to join the group was our President and CEO Jack Witwer, who achieved 25 years on January 7.

Special thanks to all honored guests for their loyal service to Kalas!