Meet Veronica Garcia, Our Featured Employee of the Month

Yakima, WA – Borton Fruit could not be any more thankful for having so many long term, hardworking employees that help take our business to another level.  For January, we are featuring Veronica Garcia.  Veronica play’s a very large role out in warehouse operations and we are very blessed for her great ability to lead and her attention to detail.

Veronica was born in Mexico City, Mexico.  She moved to the United States in 1975, “I wanted a better opportunity for my family and myself,” stated Veronica.  Upon her arrival, Veronica lived in Sunnyside and attended Jr. High there.  She worked in fields picking apples, cherries and asparagus.  Veronica decided to move to Yakima where she continued working in the field until a relative of hers mentioned Borton was hiring.

Veronica was hired at Borton Fruit in 1989 as a sorter.  She worked on the line sorting and packing apples & pears.  She was promoted to being a supervisor assistant shortly thereafter.  It wasn’t long before management realized she was an extremely hard worker, capable of more, and Veronica was promoted to being a line Supervisor.  “I have been the supervisor overseeing the secondary line for 15 years now,” said Veronica.  “The job is challenging each day, but I love it,” she went onto say.  Veronica makes sure that every step of the production process is ticking as needed when the secondary line is in motion.  From monitoring her 70 employees she manages daily as well as making sure the product being packed is meeting our Borton Grading Standards, Veronica continues proving she can handle anything thrown her direction. 

Veronica has been married for 30 years now to Mario Garcia.  Mario also works for Borton as the Supervisor for Trucking and Receiving.  He’s been with the company 22 years now!  They have 4 children and 4 grandchildren that they are very close to.  Veronica enjoys spending time with her family, traveling to Mexico to visit more family, and is very involved with her church St. Paul Cathedral.

“I have learned so much while working for Borton’s, and am more than grateful to John, Bill and Andy for putting as much trust and support in me as they do.  I hope the door to Borton & Sons will always be open to my family and me, and I thank God every day for having a job that I love,” said Veronica.

We want to thank you Veronica for all of your efforts in making this company better.  Your hard work and determination is very hard to find and we are very thankful for you!




Posted January 27, 2015

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