Author: Carrie Soltner

  1. People Behind the Products: Meet Marie

    People Behind the Products: Meet Marie With nimble hands, she folded the box into the shape, peeling free a wide square sticker, a courtesy warning, and smoothing it into place. The woman, Marie, joined the NK team in 2007, and over the years has been cross-trained in Kestrel, DROP, and much more. Today, you'll mostly find her packing Kestrel products into their boxes. When asked about Read more...
  2. People Behind the Products: Meet Kim

    People Behind the Products: Meet Kim Carefully lining the adhesive with the square imprint on the case, she let it fall, tracing the edges with her finger to ensure a good fix. Satisfied, she peeled off the excess paper to reveal a second side of tape, over which she placed the window, a black outlined square identifying the unit, and pressed it in. Kim joined the NK team two years Read more...
  3. People Behind the Products: Meet Ryan

    People Behind the Products: Meet Ryan Raising the amplifier to his lips, he speaks loud and clear, sending feedback throughout the plant. "Testing, 1-2-3." Ryan has been with NK for just over a year now, first joining us as a Kestrel team member, before making his way through DROP and transitioning to the Blue Ocean Megaphone line. He says he enjoys the work for its easy-going Read more...
  4. People Behind the Products: Meet Christina

    People Behind the Products: Meet Christina Gentle in her movements, Christina slipped the ends of the thermistor, a pair of blue wires tipped with a white bead, through the two little holes at the top of the board. After adding a quick coat of flux (flowing agent) over the holes, she grabbed her solder wand and with a careful sweep, secured it to the board. Christina has been employed at Read more...
  5. People Behind the Products: Meet Verrell

    People Behind the Products: Meet Verrell At the end of each product line there hung a single sleeve, almost like a pouch. Every so often, a worker would appear to slide a bright slip of paper inside it. Some were an Aegean blue, others a bumblebee yellow. The different cards added nice speckles of color to the warehouse. Their appearance signaled an important notice: stock was low, and Read more...
  6. People Behind the Products: Meet Shaniyah

    People Behind the Products: Meet Shaniyah After packing the Kestrel nicely into its box, she topped it off with a few documents, including instructions, before folding it closed. All that was left now were the stickers. Shaniyah, who first joined us in the summer of 2008, returns to us during breaks as she continues her education. Usually a packer, she's also been trained in the assembly Read more...
  7. People Behind the Products: Meet Reanee

    People Behind the Products: Meet Reanee She could do it in her sleep, and she moved like clockwork. She held two in her hands, and twiddled her thumbs over the keypads in quick succession, checking one last time to be sure the Kestrels' functions were correct and free of defects. Once satisfied, she examined the screens, gave them a good wipe, and packed them into their boxes. Reanee is Read more...
  8. People Behind the Products: Meet Nisha

    People Behind the Products: Meet Nisha With a careful eye, Nisha examined the Kestrel's screen for defects – fingerprints needing to be wiped away, loose lint stuck on the other side. Once she was pleased with her inspection, she gave it another swab of her rag before packing the product in its box. To be opened by who? A soldier? A firefighter? Nisha, a packer here at Nielsen- Read more...
  9. People Behind the Products: Meet Kevin

    People Behind the Products: Meet Kevin With a careful sweep of the solder wand, he painted a silver slide, connecting the two parts and allowing light to illuminate the screen. Kevin, who celebrated his first NK anniversary this past Halloween, previously worked with Blue Ocean Megaphones and currently builds NK's SpeedCoach products. His favorite parts about working at Nielsen- Read more...
  10. People Behind the Products: Meet Sheri

    People Behind the Products: Meet Sheri Sheri has worked at NK for the past five years, although one could say this isn't her first rodeo. This is Sheri's second, having worked with us for two years before taking leave for personal reasons. She returned to us in the spring of 2014. Most practiced in building batteries for our Blue Ocean megaphones, Sheri has also been cross-trained in Read more...

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