- Posted by Jordan Bolch
- On August 2, 2021
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- Charlotte, Greenway Waste Solutions, Griffin Brothers Companies, Retirement
For 28 years Roger Barnes has been serving our community with integrity, passion, leadership and a vision for what’s ahead. Our hearts are filled with both joy and sadness as Roger retires from his position at the North Mecklenburg Landfill.
While the North Meck team will miss his knowledge, dedication, inviting personality and reliability, we celebrate his many accomplishments and reflect on his 28 years of outstanding service.
It was Larry Griffin, Sr. who hired Roger and brought him into the Griffin Brothers family all those years ago. Little did we know the impact he would have and the friendships that would be formed.
“I knew from the first time I met Roger that he was meant to be part of our Griffin Brothers family. Over the years he has proven his dedication, gone above and beyond and has truly impacted his coworkers and our company for the better. We are grateful for his commitment to excellence over the past 28 years and wish we could have 28 more years with him. We hate to see him go, but know that his legacy will continue to be felt through our teams,” Larry Griffin, Sr. said.
After the ribbon-cutting at the brand new state-of-the-art recycling facility on July 30th, there was a surprise retirement party for Roger where his friends and family, coworkers and former colleagues came to congratulate him and share in his accomplishments.
Throughout the party, people circled around Roger, shared in refreshments, wandered through the maze of tables to see pictures of Roger throughout the years and left him well-wishes, bucket list ideas and words of wisdom as he enters into retirement.
Roger, you will be greatly missed and there’s no one who could take your place. We cannot thank you enough for your loyalty to our company and for being who you are as a person. On behalf of Griffin Brothers Companies, we wish you the best in this next stage of life.