Although 2016 seemed to come down on the celebrity world like the Grim Reaper, HPM was able to endure all that madness and end on a good note. We have you, our customers, to thank for our continued success. As we move into 2017, we are anxious to continue those partnerships with you.
New Year’s resolutions allow us a way to look back on the previous year and make choices on how we want the new year to be. Did you make any? The internet is full of stories on what the best resolutions are, tips on how to keep them, and much more. I read one article that said you need to treat resolutions like workplace goals – keep them Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely. One of my favorite ways to set goals/resolutions is to picture myself three months from now – what do I look like, who is surrounding me, how do I feel. Then every three months do a goal check an
2016 is almost in the books and we at Herold Precision Metals would like to say "Thank you" to all of our customers for a wonderful year. Here are some highlights:
Our road warrior Jim Gaffke made several trips to Texas to meet with customers and he always had a fun story to share when he returned.
Jeff Morin jumped into the role of VP of Operations and hit the ground running. If you haven't had a chance to meet Jeff, just give him a call.
What do you get when you combine one of HPM's long term veteran employees with one of our newest and put them in front of high school students? An amazing demonstration of what a career in manufacturing can do!!!
'Tis the season of holidays and short work weeks. Yes, Herold Precision Metals will be closed this week on Thursday and Friday so our families can spend time together for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Whether you are helping out at a homeless shelter, watching football, or getting a head start on Christmas shopping, please remember all the things that you are thankful for this year.
The owners of HPM are always looking ahead at new technology and ways to help HPM stay competitive. Putting money back into the business is something they strive to do to help make that happen.
Not too long ago, a new Mitsubishi fiber laser was installed, replacing one of the older lasers. After running a few trials on the new fiber laser, we found that we are now able to produce parts that are cleaner and that run significantly faster than in our other lasers. This helps cut down on lead time for you, the customer.
Prototypes are a very important part of HPM's business. Helping our customers bring their ideas and drawings to life is an honor and one we take very seriously.
The first Thursday of every month, the entire HPM team gathers in the lunchroom for 30 minutes for a Town Hall style of meeting. HPM President Tim Herold takes his place front and center to share company news. We discuss everything from Total Shipments, to Facility Improvements, New Customers loaded, all from the previous month. Also added are the upcoming opportunities that are coming for the current month. This helps give the folks in the shop a better understanding of how the company is doing, where the work is coming from, and how busy we were and will be.
Congratulations to HPM's Employee of the Month for September - Robert! Robert has been working at HPM for 11 years. Although his exact title is Press Brake Operator and Machine Maintenance, Robert does a lot more than that. In fact if you want to locate Robert in the shop, you have to ask the shop supervisor 'Where is Robert today?' Maybe at a press brake, maybe in the turret room, or maybe even in hardware. One of the reason's Robert was chosen for the EOM (according to one of the nomination forms) is that he "will go to what ever department that is asked of him with no complaints."
New Assembly Manager spreading good cheer and good knowledge
Just six weeks ago, Ue Vang joined the HPM team as it's new Assembly Manager. This position was the responsibility of our Operations Manager, but with the growth of our assembly division we needed more hands on deck. Ue comes to HPM from a circuit board and chemical plating operation as a lead team member. He is excited about the work he will be able to do here at HPM.