September 1, 2020


With new accommodations in place to follow social distancing guidelines, the Meridian store hosted the first New Employee Orientation since February last week. 

Adhering to the current Phase 2 of Western States’ reopening plan, which includes restrictions on non-essential travel, only Meridian employees were asked to attend. Groups were kept to 10 or fewer to follow gathering guidelines and to allow for social distancing, and masks and gloves were worn when appropriate.  In spite of this “new normal”, the latest additions to our Meridian team enjoyed their time learning more about our company culture and strategy and getting an opportunity to spend time with our executive team.

For branches outside of Meridian with enough new team members to justify it, stay tuned for more information about bringing New Employee Orientation to your store. In the meantime, please help to give a warm Western States welcome to our newest teammates.


Tom Brockie Heavy Equipment Technician Meridian
Andy Jenness Yard Operations Manager Meridian
Karen King A/P Specialist Meridian
Michael King, Sr. Application Developer Meridian
Korben Lowry EPG Field Tech Meridian
Mark Mandrak EPG Field Tech Meridian
Greg Watson SITECH Field Support Meridian
Richard Araujo Heavy Haul Dispatch Coordinator Meridian
Brian Ballard Product Improvement Field Tech Meridian
Amanda Del Simmone Client Communications Associate Meridian
Duane Dixon CRS Technician Meridian
Steve Dunbar Truck Technician Meridian
Cameron Lewis CRS Delivery Driver Meridian
Beau Oxarango Truck Technician Meridian
Zach Penich Safety Director Meridian

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