Celebrating Team Tropical – Blanca

July 25, 2019

Blanca Lopez, Flex Line Packer

In our Celebrating Team Tropical series, we commemorate our employees’ work anniversaries by getting to know them and their role at Tropical better. Meet Blanca who works as a Flex Line Packer at our corporate Charlotte office and is celebrating 15 YEARS with the company.

Tell us about your role at Tropical:

I have been at Tropical for 15 years starting in the 3rd shift back then. Mainly packing, but I learned how to use several machines. Currently I am working as a packer in the flex line. I have worked in just about all areas of production during the 15 years.

What your favorite part of your job?

I love packing, I feel very active when I do it.

What project/success are you most proud of here?

When I first started working at Tropical, there was a supervisor who liked the way I worked so when I asked him if my daughter can come to work here, he said “as long as your daughter works as hard as you”. I was proud of our work ethics and the fact that it was recognized.

What’s your favorite memory from working here?

Whenever John Bauer will come by and say hello, that means a lot! I’ve always enjoyed working as a team.

What is on your wish list for your next five years here?

I wish for better teamwork among all workers. It makes it a more pleasant experience!

What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?

Perhaps cleaning houses as I used to do that for 9 years in Beverly Hills, CA with the rich and famous.

If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?

I would choose God himself!

Tell us something that might surprise us about you:

That my best wish is to be able to help the needy. It is hard to do so as I don’t drive so it makes it difficult to volunteer.

If they made a movie of your life, who would play you?

I would choose Robin Williams as a woman’s character.

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