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Precision Plus’ Year in Review

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Here we are, wrapping up another year, and we want to share a few highlights of Precision Plus’ 2016.

With the help of our partners at Identity Works, 2016 started with a fresh brand identity and updated logo, and shortly after that, the launch our new mobile-responsive website. The innovative look and feel is a good reflection of the way Precision Plus moves forward as a company.

Shedding Some Light on Our LED Upgrade

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Precision Plus has steadily been making progress on the upgrade to the new LED light fixtures. Between his many other duties, Facilities Manager Neil Fleischhacker has been working on the installation. As of last week, he had installed 24 new LED fixtures and removed 46 metal halide and eight fluorescent fixtures.

Precision Plus Manufacturing Day Open House

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Precision Plus’ Manufacturing Day Open House 2016 was a huge success! On Saturday, October 8, nearly 70 guests came to visit and tour the facility. Visitors were greeted by a Parker Subsea Stab ROV connection which fits onto an oil well that sits on the bottom of the ocean and is used to transfer oil to the rigs. This is a truly remarkable engineering feat, and it was made with many Precision Plus parts. Guests then toured various departments of the plant with Precision Plus team members detailing their job responsibilities. It was a great way to learn up close how engineering is intertwined with the production departments to manufacture world class components for customers all over the world.

Welcome Precision Plus 2016-2017 Youth Apprentices and Interns

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Fall has arrived, and with it comes Precision Plus’s new crop of youth apprentices and interns. This is our fourth year sponsoring youth apprentices from local high schools, including three students from Elkhorn Area High School (EAHS) and two from East Troy High School (ETHS). We also have an intern from the new CNC program at Gateway Technical College’s (GTC) Elkhorn campus. We are very excited to have these new faces in the building, as they learn the details of manufacturing at Precision Plus. Please join us in welcoming the next generation of manufacturing professionals from Walworth County.

Meet Jeri Spangler, Quality Assurance Technician and Triathlete

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Merriam-Webster defines a go-getter as a person who works very hard and who wants very much to succeed. At Precision Plus, we define it in two words: Jeri Spangler. Jeri is a Quality Assurance Technician who started with Precision Plus in 2007, and she has made it a point to continue her training and education. She learned to program OASIS (Optical Inspection System), received an Associate Degree in Mechanical Design Engineering Technology from Gateway Technical College in 2011, and has now completed the BYU Pathway Program, allowing her to receive another online degree from BYU-Idaho. Jeri has always enjoyed working with numbers and subjects like algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. She says that working with blueprints and Swiss Machine components “is geometry in the real world.”

Precision Plus Invests in Our Team: Promoting Healthy Lifestyle Choices

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Precision Plus knows just how important it is to invest in the health of their employees. A healthier, more motivated workforce is a happier, more productive workforce. For quite some time, Precision Plus has been encouraging team members to improve their health and fitness levels and make all-around smart lifestyle choices. There are many ways Precision Plus makes the health of their employees a priority: contracting a full-service wellness provider, choosing an outcomes-based employee insurance plan, providing First Aid and First Responder training, and purchasing an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) are just some of the ways we promote healthy choices.

A Father’s Day Message from Michael P. Reader

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Michael Patrick Reader has the unique blessing of being able to come to work every day, not only with his father, but his grandfather, too. Mike’s grandfather, Phil Reader, bought Precision Plus in 1988, and Mike’s father, Michael J. Reader, joined him in 1995. A third generation of the Reader family, Mike is now following in their footsteps. Mike feels very fortunate for all he has learned from these men that have been so important in his life, and he would like to take this Father’s Day to send them a very special message of gratitude.

Fabian’s Farewell

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Over the past three months, Fabian Stampfli of Lüsslingen, Switzerland, has taken part in our exchange program with the company Aeschlimann AG Décolletages. Besides working with us at Precision Plus, Fabian has also taken advantage of this chance to immerse himself in our culture outside of work – trying new foods, cheering alongside fellow sports fans, and even participating in the all-American family road trip. Here is Fabian’s farewell to his host family and Precision Plus, written in his native German. It’s a great way for us to understand that on a daily basis, he was formulating his thoughts in one language, then translating to another before speaking them. For those of us who do not speak German, feel free to click translate below and read his thoughtful goodbye.

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