Meet the Team: An Interview with EPI-HAB Employee Yanet Velazquez

Two years ago, we kicked off a series of blogs and e-blasts introducing EPI-HAB Phoenix Inc.’s hardworking employees to our readers, partners and friends. These employee spotlights help us recognize their milestones and achievements and showcase our team’s diverse backgrounds, interests and talents. Plus, it provides a better picture of our company when employees can share stories in their own words.

July’s employee spotlight features Yanet Velazquez, an assembler at EPI-HAB.

Since 1958, EPI-HAB has helped companies save time, money and space with its hand labor solutions; including mailingsinspection/cleaningassembly and custom packagingstorage and order fulfillment. Salt River Project Power, for example, ships its M-Power units to EPI-HAB multiple times a day. Our team strips the units of their packaging, sorts them by model and scans in the units’ PINs which are relayed to SRP daily.

Yanet then “scopes” each unit for operational defects. The M-Power units that pass inspection are reset, which clears any personal data from a unit’s memory, and then sent to be deep cleaned.

Yanet has been working at EPI-HAB for five years and says she enjoys working for the organization because of its culture and environment.

“I am very proud of the family I have constructed at EPI-HAB, and I am thankful to have a stable job where I feel comfortable every day,” Yanet said. “I’m also very proud to have had the opportunity to come to the United States.”

Yanet’s energy and passion for trying new things and seeking new opportunities make her an asset at EPI-HAB. Outside of work, you will find her singing Karaoke, dancing the salsa, meringue, or bachata to Caribbean music, and planning her next big trip! Earlier this summer, Yanet traveled to Cuba.


Why did you choose to travel to Cuba?
Y: I am Cuban, and I went to visit family and friends.

What are some of your favorite memories from the trip?
Y: Traveling to Cuba is an unforgettable experience. I went to the beautiful beaches with my family, walked through Old Havana, and visited “Gran Teatro de La Habana.”

Did anything surprise you during your travels?
Y: I know Cuba and its culture, and it is beautiful to return after years of not going. I am excited to see its streets again someday.

What about the country stands out the most to you?
Y: The essence of Cuba’s people, the joy in spite of the difficulties, and the courage that solves the problems

What was your favorite Cuban meal or food?
Y: My favorite Cuban foods are congris (rice and beans), roasted pork, fried bananas and Cuban tamales.

Where would you like to travel next?
Y: I would like to travel to Hawaii because it is a fantastic place according to my friends’ stories!

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