Next week, Gilbert Lorenzo joins the coveted Twenty Year Club at Confer Plastics, becoming the 29th person to do so. Gilbert currently works in shipping at our distribution center on Liberty Drive, where he has been the past two years. Prior to that, he had stints as a material handler on the production floor and in the secondaries department. For our 30-year and 40-year open houses he served as our traffic director, which is a big undertaking especially when you consider that our 2013 event saw 600 people go through the plant.
Gilbert has always been a joy to work with — positive and upbeat, and a man of God who cares deeply about everyone.
We thank Gilbert for his service and loyalty. We look forward to many more years working with him.
To put Gilbert’s accomplishment into its proper perspective, let’s look back 20 years and see what was happening in the world in 1995…
• Bill Clinton was president
• OJ Simpson’s murder trial took place
• The Down Jones hit 4,000 and then 5,000, both for the first time
• Timothy McVeigh blew up the federal building in Oklahoma City
• Cal Ripken broke Lou Gehrig’s record for consecutive games played
• 3,000 Americans died in a heat wave that struck the Midwest
• The 55 MPH speed limit came to an end
• The invention of the DVD was announced
• Toy Story was the first wholly computer-generated film