COLD SPRING, MN – Cold Spring Brewing Co. (CSBC) is a major beverage producer for leading retailers throughout the world. Third Street Brewhouse is their craft beer division. They are pleased to announce this month’s employee spotlight: Jennifer Hartz, Batching Manager. In this role, Jennifer oversees several batching departments, from pre-weigh batching to the four production lines.
“No two days are ever the same in this job,” explained Jennifer. “I run different departments, and each one has challenges – things happen that you can never predict! But I love the challenges. They’re my favorite part.”
Jennifer joined the CSBC team in 2017 as a Production Manager and was quickly promoted to RDC Manager and finally Batching Manager due to her drive, experience and success. She leans on her strong background in management to keep all the departments operating smoothly. The end result – seeing customers enjoy the final products she helped create – fills Jennifer with pride for her team’s hard work.
“It’s neat to be able to have a little ownership of the products,” said Jennifer. “Whenever I see someone drinking Minnesota Gold Light or an energy drink we make, I think to myself, ‘Hey, I work for that company. I helped with that!’ It’s a great experience that is unique to CSBC.”
Looking to the future of CSBC, Jennifer feels that the company is set up for success. Just in her year and a half at the company, she has seen it grow and she thinks this positive trend will continue well into the future.
“It’s a really exciting time for the company,” continued Jennifer. “It’s just getting bigger and better every day!”
Jennifer hails from Rockford, Minnesota, but hasn’t lived in the region for her whole life, as traveling is one of her passions. She spent eight years visiting other parts of the country before returning to Minnesota and taking the role of Plant Supervisor at Forsman Farms, an egg processing plant in Howard Lake, where she worked before joining the CSBC team.
When she’s not working, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her daughter and her dog. Her happiest place is outside in the woods, whether she’s camping, hiking, fishing or hunting.