Draper to mark

5 years at

Crawford Industries

Christina Draper will mark five years of service with Crawford Industries on Thursday. She joined Crawford in 2014 as an estimator and she continues to work in that role. She is valuable member of the customer service department. Her husband, Andrew Draper, is also employed with Crawford.


Smith marks 35 years at Pace Dairy

Dave Smith celebrated

35 years at Pace Dairy in September.

Smith started at Pace as miscellaneous and 640 cutter in the natural department. In 1986, he moved to the process department where he was wet mix, grinder operator, cooker operator, Natec operator and overwrap operator. He also worked on the loaf line and as a palletizer in both natural and process.

Smith moved to the warehouse in 1995 and has remained there as a material handler and spotter driver.

His wife, Cami Smith, and his son, Chris Smith, are also employed at Pace.

His hobbies include wood and metal work along with auto repair. He also enjoys hunting, fishing and boating.

The Smiths have two sons, Crockett and Chris. They also have two granddaughters, Lucy and Casandra.

Swank celebrates 30 year at Pace

Mary Swank marked 30 years at Pace in September.

Swank began in the natural department. She held positions of level 2 and palletizer while there. She moved to third shift sanitation and then to the process department. Her duties in process included Natec operator and loafline misc/relief.

Her niece, Angie Stewart, is also employed at Pace.

Her hobbies include gardening, fishing, going to concerts and traveling, especially to the beach.

Her family includes: daughter Jasmine and son-in-law Richie; granddaughter Madelyn, a freshman at Purdue University; her grandsons, Richie Bo, a sophomore at Crawfordsville High School, and Ethan, an eighth grader at Crawfordsville Middle School; and James Heide, her companion of six years.


Spencer celebrates 25 years at Pace

Jeff Spencer celebrated 35 years at Pace. He started as part-time Sept. 11, 1984, in the natural department. He went full-time in May 1985. He was promoted to the maintenance department in 1992 where he has held positions as clerk, maintenance lead and maintenance mechanic.

Spencer’s wife, Robin, also is a Pace associate.

His hobbies include yard work, gardening, spectator sports, raising pigeons and babysitting.

His family also includes daughters, Cassie (Danny) Hagan, Alyssa (Kurt) White and Abigail Spencer; son the Jordan; and grandchildren, Scarlett and Jason. The couple also has two Great Danes, Dexter and Gunther.


Melvin marks 25 years at Pace

Charlie Melvin marked 25 years at Pace in September.

Melvin began as a class 2 and has worked as a palletizer, cutter and operator in natural production, also spent most of his 25 years in the process department doing several different jobs and moved to the maintenance department as the process safety management coordinator in 2012. He is also the Pace Dairy energy champion, first aid responder trainer, maintenance receiving clerk, incident commander of Pace haz-mat team and a member of the Pace Dairy BAPP (safety) team.

Melvin spends most of his free time and six weeks of vacation with the love of his life of 31 years, Joyce Melvin.

He has a son, Mike, who is a math teacher at Northridge; daughter-in-law Katie Melvin, secretary at the North Montgomery school corporation administration office; daughter Katie Melvin, who is currently employed at Pace Dairy; and a 19-month-old grandson named Jaxson.

Brown marks 25 years at Pace

Martha Brown marked 25 years at Pace in September.

Her positions at Pace have included level 2, Hayssen operator, shred operator, loaf line operator and Sasib operator.

Brown serves on the high performance work system team.

Her hobbies include gardening, reading, bird watching and attending the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival.

She and her husband, Jonathon, have been married for 41 years.


Savage marks 20 years at Pace

Christina Savage marked 20 years at Pace in September.

Her positions include level 2, cutter, operator and she is currently a tech 1 on the 18/21 shred Line team and is working toward obtaining her tech 2 certification.

Her hobbies include horseback riding and attending demolition derbies and rock concerts. 

She has a 20-year-old daughter, Elizabeth Caldwell. 

She married James Savage on Sept. 8, 2018.


Roldan-Nieves marks 10 years at Pace

Pedro Roldan-Nieves celebrated 10 years at Pace.

He began as a level 2 on third shift. He moved to cutter and then to Line 16 operator. He is currently a lead operator on first shift line 17/20.

His hobbies include boxing, traveling and cars.

Pedro has two boys, ages 19 and 14. His Pace anniversary date falls on his youngest son’s birthday.


F.C. Tucker West Central recognizes Salts, Downey 

F.C. Tucker West Central is pleased to announce its August listing and sales leaders. Agent Lindsey Salts was the August listing leader for F.C. Tucker West Central. She led the way with $521,000 in listing volume.

Salts is a Covington native. She and her husband, Josh have two children, Brody, 9, and Taylor, 4. 

Agent John Downey was the August sales leader. He sold $1,547,400 in volume during the month of August.

Downey is a life-long resident of Montgomery County. He has been married to his wife Thoma for 22 years. They have three children, Jarett, Clayton and Gavin. He received his bachelor’s degree from Wabash College in 1989 and MBA from Indiana Wesleyan in 1999.

John has worked in real estate as an appraiser in Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Fountain and Warren counties since 2006. He joined F.C. Tucker in 2016.

For more information, call 765-362-4700.

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