August 2017 Employee of the Month

We are proud to announce our August 2017 Employee of the Month - Gerald Shoemaker! Gerald, we applaud you for your extra effort, dedication and insight, all which are extremely valuable to the success of Diamond K Inc. Thank you for all your hard work!

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July 2017 Employee of the Month

Congratulations to our July Employee of the Month, Paul Williams! We appreciate the effort and the time Paul has given to Diamond K Inc. and recognize his great enthusiasm to learn and grow professionally.

Thank you, Paul, for your work and conduct! 

Job Opening: Yard Jockey

Diamond K Incorporated is searching for an experienced, professional Yard Jockey with dedication and integrity. This position is located in the Greater Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania area.

Job Description
The selected associate will be responsible for the effective daily coordination and movement of inbound containers and outbound trailers. Timely movements and thorough knowledge of on-site inventory and positioning will be expected. Other duties include fork lift driving and general warehouse work, as well as over-the-road account pickups. Hours are Monday through Friday, with some Saturdays. 

Compensation
This position offers competitive wages and excellent benefits. 

Requirements
Valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
Fork lift driving experience
Positive attitude and ability to be a team player

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a strong team of dedicated and knowledgeable employees. If interested, you can apply directly to diamond@dk-t.com
 

June 2017 Employee of the Month

Congratulations to John Eisenhaeur, our newest Employee of the Month! John was recognized in June for his outstanding contribution to Diamond K Inc. We applaud his dedication and commitment to excellent work. Thank you, John!

Diamond K Inc. Sponsors the 2017 Lackawanna County GreenSylvania School Paper Recycling Competition

Diamond K Inc. was proud to once again sponsor the Lackawanna County GreenSylvania School Paper Recycling Competition this year! “GreenSylvania” is intended to assist schools during the implementation and/or enhancement of their recycling program and waste stream reduction efforts, and to generate enthusiasm among students and teachers for recycling at school, at home and at special events.  

The Lackawanna County schools recycled 28.09 tons of paper during the Month of May 2017 in the 10th annual GreenSylvania competition. For every ton of paper recycled, 17 trees are saved. The competition is conducted on a “Per Capita” basis to allow schools of all sizes to participate, and is held on three levels: elementary, intermediate/middle, and high schools.  The paper is collected from within the school's classrooms and offices, and participants include all students, their teachers and office staff. 
 
The competition is a student-based, hands-on learning experience of weighing the paper, logging it weekly, and submitting weights by email or fax.  Each week the paper is collected and weighed. One educational component of this competition involves the math use in data collection. Another is the awareness of the volume of paper and its disposal impact on our environment.

GreenSylvania is intended to increase the amount of material recycled by the schools both in mandated and non-mandated municipalities. In addition, the program aims to educate the administration on the various ways that they can reduce their overall waste, increase their recycling rate, and purchase items made of recycled material while saving money. The program also helps to decrease the volume of material going to landfills. To learn more about GreenSylvania's initiatives and educational benefits, please visit greensylvania.org

GreenSylvania runners up are awarded $500 from us here at Diamond K Inc., represented this year by Mike Wincovitch. Runners up are Lakeland Elementary Scott Campus (6,529 lbs), Northeast Scranton Intermediate (3,705 lbs), and Carbondale Area High School (4,651 lbs). We are extremely proud of these three schools and all who participated in the competition! 

2017 winning schools are awarded $1,000 from Tobyhanna Distribution Center's Sustainability Committee. Winners are John G. Whittier Elementary (8,195 lbs), South Scranton Intermediate (5,821 lbs), and Holy Cross High School (2,943 lbs).

Happy Birthday, Boss!

Today, June 6, 2017, is a very special day for our president and owner, David L. Kirtland. It is his 70th birthday! We couldn't be more excited to celebrate with him. Happy Birthday, Boss! We hope you have a great day.

May 2017 Employee of the Month

Congratulations, Pat Lee Jr.! You are our May 2017 Employee of the Month. Thank you for all of your hard work - your dedication contributes to our success here at Diamond K Inc.! We are thrilled to recognize and appreciate your dedicated efforts. 

April 2017 Employee of the Month

Special thanks and congratulations to Dominick Borgia, our April Employee of the Month! 

Dominick always impresses us with the great work he does each day, and he sets a great example for other team members to follow. We are extremely appreciative of his dedication to Diamond K. Inc. Thank you, Dominick! 

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Job Opening: Truck Driver

Diamond K Incorporated is searching for an experienced, professional truck driver with dedication and integrity. This position is located in the Greater Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania area.

Job Description
The selected associate will be responsible for local pickups and deliveries.

Compensation
This position offers competetive wages and full benefits. No overnight travel - candidate will be home every night.

Requirements
Valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
Must have minimum 6 months experience

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a strong team of dedicated and knowledgeable employees with the opportunity for both professional and financial growth. You can apply directly to diamond@dk-t.com, or check out our listing on LinkedIn
 

February 2017 Employee of the Month

Special thanks and congratulations to Jim Coleman Jr., our February Employee of the Month!

An Employee of the Month is someone who exemplifies our values, goes above and beyond to do great work each day, and sets a great example for other team members to follow. Jim does all of this and much more, and we couldn't be happier with his hard work and dedication to Diamond K. Inc. Thank you, Jim!

January 2017 Employee of the Month

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In 2017 we will continue to celebrate an Employee of the Month. Our Employee of the Month award is designed to acknowledge members of our team who have shown superior performance and contribute to the mission of Diamond K Inc. This month marks one year since we implemented this program. 

Congratulations to Jimmy Evans, who is the first 2017 Employee of the Month! Thank you, Jimmy, for your commitment and strong work ethic! 

December Employee of the Month

In recognition of his dedication, passion and hard work, Bob Casey has been named our December 2016 Employee of the Month! Congratulations and many thanks, Bob!

As we close out 2016, we would like to thank all of our employees for a fantastic year. Special thanks to those 12 dedicated workers recognized as our Employee of the Month this year!

 

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STAFF SPOTLIGHT: EDDIE WEIDOW AND JIM COLEMAN

Jim Coleman and Eddie Weidow, friends for more than 50 years, grew up together in Scranton, PA and have quite a few things in common. Both love the Dallas Cowboys, both love spending time with their grandchildren, and both are two of Diamond K Incorporated’s longest tenured employees, having been with the company 44 and 48 years, respectively. 

Eddie started with Diamond K driving trucks in 1968. Soon after, he got Jim a job with the company bailing paper in 1972. The two have come a long way: Jim now holds the title of Plant Superintendent, while Eddie is now a Shift Supervisor in Building Two of the warehouse.  

Both employees can recall the enormous four-room warehouse they currently work in being just woods when they first started. They worked in a small building at the front of the Diamond K property, which they referred to as “the news shed.” They can remember a time when they didn’t even have a garage, and when they only had two trailers on the road (Diamond K now has 115 trailers coming in and out from PA, NY and NJ every day, for reference). The pair even recalled a time when David L. Kirtland, the owner of Diamond K, was driving a tractor-trailer every day. The company’s office building was built in 1980, and shortly thereafter, the first building of the warehouse arrived. Today, the warehouse is now made up of four separate buildings, with two balers, a shredder, and other industrial machinery. 

Jim Coleman’s daily activity has changed quite a bit—as Plant Superintendent, he now starts his day by opening up the office, where he answers and sends emails, takes phone calls from new and potential customers, and reviews invoices and paperwork as well as weighing trucks until the office staff arrives.

Jim then heads over to the warehouse, where he goes over daily operations with his team to ensure all deadlines are met. One of Jim’s main duties is to keep track of what loads are coming in and out of the warehouse, and to ensure the paper coming in is not contaminated. Each and every day, Jim also inspects all warehouse equipment to ensure it is safe and in satisfactory condition. Jim also handles any and all problems that may arise throughout the team’s daily routine.  Although Jim holds one of the highest management positions, at any time throughout the day he can be seen driving a forklift, loading and unloading trailers and filling in at any position where extra hands may be needed.  He believes that his title involves not only supervising but assisting in any position that may need additional hands.  This helps to maintain the productivity and excellence that Diamond K strives to achieve as well as promoting a positive work environment for his team.

 “I enjoy coming to work every day. We work with a great group of guys,” Jim stated. “I like my job, like what we’re doing. Not everyone can say that—we’re extremely lucky here at Diamond K.”

As Shift Supervisor, one of Eddie’s main duties is to oversee the unloading and loading of any and all trucks coming in to the Diamond K warehouse. He also supervises the grading of all paper material, as there are several different grades Diamond K processes from a number of printing and paper handlers in the area. He also manages his own crew and all equipment they use throughout the day. 

When asked why he has stayed with the company, which was founded in 1955 by Lloyd J. Kirtland, father of David L. Kirtland, for so long, Eddie stated, “Mr. Kirtland is a great boss just as his father had been. He respects each of his employees, and treats us all well. There hasn’t been a reason for me to leave Diamond K.” 

Outside of work, both Jim and Eddie enjoy spending time with their friends and families. Eddie is an avid runner, and used to run 40+ races a year! Jim used to enjoy playing softball and basketball, which he feels kept him healthy and agile throughout the years. Though he no longer plays, he surely misses it, but has replaced these sports with a great passion for golf! Both also especially love attending all of the sporting events their grandchildren participate in.

PICTURED: Jim Coleman, Left and Eddie Weidow, Right

PICTURED: Jim Coleman, Left and Eddie Weidow, Right

As far as the continued success of Diamond K goes, Jim is hoping the company is around for another 55 years. He explained that Diamond K Incorporated is more than just a job—it is a way of life. The rapport the senior team member has with the rest of the team is something many would be hard pressed to find when job searching in the current market. Jim genuinely enjoys what he does each and every day, and it shows. His, and Eddie’s, dedication to Diamond K Inc. has certainly contributed to the company’s success.

November Employee of the Month

This year, we implemented an Employee of the Month award to acknowledge members of our team who have shown superior performance and contribute to the mission of Diamond K Inc.

We extend our congratulatory wishes to Gage Kenyon, our November 2016 Employee of the Month! Thank you for your hard work and determination! We appreciate your continued dedication. Gary is pictured here on the left. 

October Employee of the Month

Congratulations and special thanks to Bob Gohsler, our October 2016 Employee of the Month! 

An Employee of the Month is someone who exemplifies Diamond K Inc.'s core values, performs to the best of their ability each day, and sets a great example for other team members to follow. Thank you, Bob, for always going above and beyond! We are thrilled with your hard work and dedication to Diamond K. Inc.!

September Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Tyrone Baldoni, our September Employee of the Month! Tyrone was recognized in September for his outstanding contribution to Diamond K Inc. We applaud his dedication and commitment to excellent work. Thank you, Tyrone! 

August Employee of the Month

The Diamond K Inc. Employee of the Month program seeks to recognize and reward those staff members whose contributions best exemplify our core mission: to serve the recycling community with unquestioned integrity and efficiency. This month we recognize Jerome Artley, who continues to impress us with the great work he does each day. Thank you, Jerome, for your continued dedication and for setting a great example for the team!

July Employee of the Month

Special thanks and congratulations to Gerald J. Shoemaker, our July Employee of the Month! 

We are lucky to have a team member like Gerald, who goes above and beyond to do great work each day! He sets a great example for other team members to follow, and we are extremely appreciative of all his hard work and dedication to Diamond K. Inc. Thank you, Gerald!