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Nice and neat

Employees get facility in tip-top shape

Two smiling men place tape on garage floor
Automotive technicians Janusz Bartola, left, and Javier Rocha lay tape at the Carol Stream, IL, Vehicle Maintenance Facility, which recently got cleaned and reorganized.

The Carol Stream, IL, Vehicle Maintenance Facility looks — and functions — better than ever these days.

Employees recently cleaned the shop from top to bottom and reorganized the equipment, supplies and other materials to make them easier to find.

“Before you might have an oil can here one day, and the next day it’s over there,” said Javier Rocha, an automotive technician. “This helps keep it all straight.”

The cleanup occurred through the Postal Service’s World Class VMF project, an initiative that is part of the organization’s broader efforts to simplify processes, reduce costs and make employees’ job easier.

These efforts reflect several USPS core strategies, including innovation; engaging, equipping and empowering employees; and improving customer service.

The Carol Stream VMF project was led by Vehicle Operations Manager Roger Elion with support from Vehicle Maintenance Manager Alonzo Taylor.

“The bottom line is everything is more organized and in its place,” said Janusz Bartola, another automotive technician at the facility. “You feel like coming to work because everything is nice and neat.”

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