From the Desk of Jim Peterson: A Community of Colleagues

A Community of Colleagues

As with most organizations, Caloris upended its sense of community when we moved quickly (in the early days of the pandemic) to adapt our business to the resulting new challenges. The pandemic changed the way we all work together. Where we formerly operated within a traditional office environment (with in-person camaraderie and the natural collaborations that spring from face-to-face, daily interaction), March of 2020 saw us move suddenly and completely to remote officing.

Jim Peterson

We initially feared that our transition to a virtual office environment would prove awkward, yet it was seamless thanks to the flexibility of our employees and their quick adaptation of online collaboration technologies. In fact, the strong sense of community amongst colleagues, which anchored the Caloris culture, remains lively and robust!

Maintaining Community: Teamwork in a Virtual Workplace

The previous in-person camaraderie morphed into collaborations centered on various projects and deliverables to be achieved. We were pleased to realize the continued high level of engagement and teamwork. The collegiality amongst our employees survived the transition to remote work.

Bottom line: Our people don’t like to let each other down. We remain committed to each other and continue to be a good place to work, even if most of our employees are working from their home offices.

There have been other benefits from our transition to a remote workplace. Several of us were able to move back to our original hometowns and be closer to our families. The improvement to the work/life balance has been a boon for many.

We still have a physical office where we come together in smaller groups periodically for in-person meetings. We also look for chances to pull employees together, even if just for a dinner outing. And, of course, we look forward to gathering as a full company over the holidays.

If you want to explore this culture and environment more deeply, you can visit our Careers page or our Meet Our Team page.


About Caloris

Caloris transforms process systems design for the better with unexpected, future-focused solutions that solve real operational problems. We engineer efficient, dependable and productive solutions that also improve environmental sustainability where practical. Designed with the end user in mind to drive plant productivity. Caloris offers evaporation, membrane filtration and spray drying process systems for food and dairy industries, as well as for water reuse and wastewater treatment applications. Both Caloris’ custom and pre-engineered packaged systems are designed to meet our customers’ specific concentration/purification needs utilizing the most cost effective and energy efficient technologies available. Whether concentrating dairy, food or juice products at a high-volume production facility, or processing industrial wastewaters to reduce transportation and treatment costs and recover re-usable water, Caloris provides a range of options and technologies.