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Announcing our updated Brand and Website

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It is hard to imagine 7 years have gone by since our last website overhaul in the summer of 2009.  Much has changed in the world and at Precision Plus since then, so the website update was long overdue.  For those of you that do not live within this digital space, like us, you are well aware that this process requires a time commitment that gets added on to already full days.  So we are happy and relieved about this launch!

While grinding through this with guidance from our new partners at Identity Works, it became apparent the time was right to review and refresh our brand identity.  Looking back at the older material, we could see room for improvement, yet we were still very attached to some elements.  In the end, we all agreed on cleaning things up with a cleaner, more modern look, while retaining a piece of our legacy brand.

Our new website is importantly mobile responsive, includes cleaner imagery, and features the updated logo to carry us forward.  Like it or not, feel free to share your thoughts on any of the new materials. Some of it took time to grow on us, but, ultimately, we are proud of the results and thankful for all the hard work of the team.  Please take time to click through the website, read through the materials, and drop us a note if you find something we overlooked, so that we may correct it quickly.

Finally, we believe our updated brand and website better reflect the capabilities and skills of the team we have here at Precision Plus, as well as the work we do for our fantastic partners. We hope you agree that our efforts these past several months have paid off. Moving ahead, we look forward to strengthening our partnerships with our customers, vendors, and the education community.  Wishing all of you the very best and thanks in advance for any feedback you wish to share.

 

Regards,

 

Michael J Reader

Meet Adam Rosseland, Second Shift Tsugami Machine Operator

Michael Reader

Adam Rosseland has always taken pride in what he does–from serving our country as Private First Class in the U.S. Army for three years, to continuing his education, heading a great family, and excelling as a machine operator on the Tsugami Swiss Micromachining Platform at Precision Plus (PPI).

Adam Rosseland joined the PPI Team in 2004, after receiving an Associate Degree in Electrical Mechanical Technology at the Elkhorn Campus of Gateway Technical College. Prior to that, Adam worked as a welder and troubleshooter at Stack-On and at Motorola on equipment that placed computer chips on boards to make mobile phone communication possible.

Christmas Reflections by Mike Reader

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Time through the Hands of the Young of Yesteryear

To me, and many others of my generation, the notion that time goes by more quickly the older we get, is actually becoming a reality.

When we were young, there seemed to be an eternity from one Christmas to the next. Remember when you were “five and a quarter” or “six and a half?” Looking back, I have fond memories of waiting for the Sears and the JC Penney Christmas catalogs to arrive—by U.S. Postal Service—sometime in early September. Plenty of time to dream about Christmas presents…   My sisters and I would flip through every page, front to back, looking for the latest in toys, so we could show our parents and put them on our Christmas lists.

Does Political Action Make a Difference?

Michael Reader

On December 1 and 2, 2015, seven representatives from member companies of the Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA) flew into Washington, DC to meet with congressional representatives, senators and committee staff to discuss the impact that inaction on the part of the U.S. Congress has had on the industry.

Education Update for December 2015

Michael Reader

East Troy Middle School Visits

Mark Beilman, Director of Education and Training at Precision Plus (PPI) recently visited three technical education classes at East Troy Middle School in East Troy, WI, at the request of Michael Mass, Technical Education Instructor.

Welcome Ed Flores, CNC Operator

Michael Reader

Ed Flores joined Precision Plus (PPI) in November as a CNC Operator in the Miyano CNC turret lathe platform of the company’s Production Department.  He reports to Sam Kirkland, the Miyano Platform Supervisor.  Ed comes to PPI with five years’ CNC experience and in the near future, looks forward to continuing his education in pursuit of an associate’s degree in CNC technology.

MSOE Freshman-Life Update from Precision Plus Intern Amanda Mudlaff

Michael Reader

Amanda Mudlaff is a freshman at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). Since 2014, she has served as a dedicated intern and an apprentice at Precision Plus (PPI) in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Her work is impeccable and her enthusiasm is contagious. She’s also an applied student who has earned a scholarship from PPI, with the possibility of it being renewed for the next three years. She will be back at Precision Plus for a short-term winter break internship when school is off.

Delivering Value to our Customers

Michael Reader

Doing business today, is no longer a static proposition. Driven by dynamic forces, it is an undertaking that is both exciting and challenging and requires constant reevaluation.

“Value” in manufacturing is often defined as the ratio of “function” to “cost.” “Function” brings the product to life. “Cost” is the amalgamation of elements such as raw materials, and production, including processes such as engineering, quoting, sales, purchasing, machine time, assembly, shipping, etc. Unfortunately, and as we all know, “Cost” is not simple to control.

“Value” can also be defined as the opportunity to implement improvements that will allow customers to remain competitive in the marketplace. At Precision Plus (PPI), we strive to deliver that value.

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