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Meet the Team – Kaylea LaBee

Polyco’s Supply Chain Manager, Kaylea LaBee, is a dedicated problem-solver who thrives on new challenges. Starting as an assistant in 2014, Kaylea moved into customer service before recently transitioning to head up Polyco’s supply chain operations. We spoke with her about her evolving career, the excitement of bringing a fresh perspective to the field, and her vision for greener production practices.

What does a typical day look like at Polyco now that you’ve taken on a new role?

I’m our supply chain manager now, so I keep an eye on everything that comes up on the supply side. Every morning, I’m responding to emails, placing orders with raw material vendors, providing forecasts, securing logistics, and monitoring markets for pricing trends. It keeps me on my toes! I’m also getting another degree—this one in supply chain management from Western Governors University—so I’m pretty busy these days.

What do you like most about working at Polyco?

The people! We’re a tight-knit group, and I have a good relationship with team members at all levels. Being able to joke around and have some laughs throughout stressful days makes work really enjoyable. I’m grateful for the support I’ve had from everyone in transitioning to this new position.

What excites you most about the future of your role and the asphalt industry?

I’m seeing the industry focus more on sustainability and green initiatives. My generation cares deeply about environmental impact, so I’m excited that I get to help develop cleaner technologies and production methods with Polyco. Things like finding uses for recycled tires align really well with my values. I’m also making great contacts at industry conferences and traveling more in my new role. Growing my network and seeing operations firsthand is incredibly valuable.

Why is sustainability important for Polyco?

The world is shifting toward more eco-friendly options across industries. Polyco demonstrates care for the planet’s future by developing quality, sustainable products. I know we have a lot of staff with children who want to build a cleaner world for the next generation. Our commitment to reducing waste makes me proud to work here.

What do you love to do outside of work these days?

Between work, school, volunteering at the local animal shelter, and spending time with my boyfriend, my free time is really limited! But I treasure weekends relaxing with my dog Ophelia, hiking, and trying new things. My boyfriend recently got me into disc golf, and I’ve been trying my hand at old-fashioned golf-golf, too! When I can find a quiet morning, I like listening to music while watering my 50 (!) houseplants. Botany is definitely a lifelong passion for me. Simple joys!