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Happy Thanksgiving From Precision Plus

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It is hard to believe that we have just celebrated Veterans Day, and we now have Thanksgiving in our sights this week. This is one of my favorite holidays, for it brings back wonderful memories of my childhood. The cool crisp air outside, working up an appetite by splitting firewood for the day, and the smells emanating from the kitchen which fueled the anticipation of another masterpiece meal from Mom. It has always been far more about that meal itself; it was the comfort of being together with those closest in an unhurried, warm, and safe environment. Oh, those were the days. Yes, we were young, but it was also a different time, without the inundation of 24 hour news filled with terrible things occurring around the world. Ignorance is bliss – there is no truer statement. 

Home of the Free, Because of the Brave

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On Veterans Day, November 11, 2016, we honor all Americans who served to protect our country. Precision Plus is proud to employ veterans and support veteran organizations for their spirit and unwavering commitment to our great nation. We are proud of and thank the following team members for their service:

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.

Manufacturing Month Wrap-Up

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Where has the time gone? It seems like summer was just yesterday, and the students were headed back to class. It has been a whirlwind couple of months since the summer interns returned to school, and we have settled back into life without some very promising young adults and future manufacturing all stars. However, that does not mean we let up on our efforts to make a difference. I’ll do my best to summarize the events without getting too long winded.

Voting for Our Future: Career and Technical Education Referendums

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On November 8, voters in the Cherokee Trail High School district in Aurora, Colorado, will be voting on a potential $250 million bond, much of it earmarked for new career and innovation technology initiatives throughout the district. Back in 2012, voters had approved a $125 million bond question which led to major upgrades for this school’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) fabrication laboratory, affectionately known as the “Fab Lab.” The facility is very popular with students wanting to take advantage of 3D printers, precision mills, and laser engravers. The hands-on learning is helping a lot of students realize career aspirations while still in high school. The community is seeing the positive things that have happened since the 2012 vote, and many are eager to see that continue.

Investing in the Future Workforce – EAHS Technical Education

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In the spring of 2015, the community of Elkhorn, Wisconsin, was asked to vote on a school referendum to the tune of $20,420,000.  This was a serious decision for voters in the midst of much economic uncertainty, but the community responded with 62.8% of the votes in favor of the school investment that would update the infrastructure, most notably, the reinvestment in the Technical Education wing of the high school building.

Project Lead The Way State Conference

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The Wisconsin Project Lead The Way (PLTW) State Conference is a little over four weeks away. The event takes place November 15th and 16th at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center. The mission of PLTW is “Preparing students for the global economy.”

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.

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