Foster Refrigerator employee Chris Thompson is celebrating a special milestone achievement having notched up a 40 years with his Lynn-based employer.
Chris, 59, started his career at Foster’s in December 1973, when he was just 18 years old, making pallets, before training as a fork-lift driver on the shop-floor.
He has held several other roles on the shop-floor during that time and said he has seen a lot of changes during his career with the company.
He said: “Forty years is a long time and obviously lots has changed since then, but I still remember my first wage packet so it doesn’t seem that long ago! Foster’s business has changed a lot over that time; it is more streamlined now, and has moved forward with the times, which is why I still enjoy it here, and despite these changes, the management of the site is what I like. I enjoy working with the team here – it’s a good atmosphere.”
For the past eight years Chris has been building modular products, as well as packing cabinets.
Paul Veried, managing director at Foster, said Chris was a credit to the team: “We are thrilled to be celebrating this anniversary with Chris,” said Mr Veried. “Foster is at heart an organisation very proud of our Lynn roots and it is great that Chris chose to spend his career with us.
“We would like to thank Chris for his continued service. He is a valued member of our team and we hope he continues to enjoy his role in the future.”