PGA Championship Bridgestone Invitational
Bridgestone Invitational – Firestone Country Club
Thursday Aug 3 – Sunday Aug 6, 2017
Are you planning to visit Akron for the PGA Bridgestone Invitational? Some of the top golfers in the world will compete for this year for a combined purse of $9,750,000. Will Dustin Johnson repeat as champion? Will the winner claim more than Johnson’s $1,620,000 2016 winnings?
Will Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, or Matt Kuchar dethrone Dustin Johnson this year? These are all great questions, and we all will have to wait until the tournament to get the answers. One thing is certain; there will be outstanding golf played during the four days of the tournament!
Formtech Enterprises is proud to have started our company over 47 years ago in a 5,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Akron, Ohio, making custom plastic extrusions for a small number of customers. Today, Formtech has two manufacturing facilities in Athens, Georgia and Fairview, Pennsylvania and maintains a corporate headquarters location in Stow, Ohio. We are proud of our roots, and thankful for our good customers.
We are experts in plastic extrusion, and work with both current and prospective customer partners early in the design process to provide design for manufacturing assistance. Formtech is committed to innovation, and work every day to keep our customers at the forefront in technology through high-quality, custom, plastic extrusions.
If you are planning to be in Akron the week of the tournament and would like to learn more about Formtech custom plastic profile extrusions, give us a call at 330-688-2171. We welcome the opportunity to learn more about any plastic extrusion needs you have! And….enjoy the tournament!
Formtech Closed for Independence Day
Formtech Enterprises will be closed on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4, 2017 to observe the Independence Day holiday. All locations will reopen at the start of business on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. If you have questions about this schedule, please contact your sales or customer service representative or email us at email@example.com.
Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!
Happy Maintenance Technician Day!
May 24 is known as Aviation Maintenance Technician Day, which is a holiday to celebrate those in maintenance professions in the aviation field.
Charles Edward Taylor worked for Orville and Wilbur Wright in the early 1900s, when the Wrights were experimenting with human flight. Taylor, previously a machinist, built a 12 horsepower engine that allowed the Wrights to make human flight possible! After the first flight, Taylor continued to work with the Wright brothers, designing aircraft engines, and eventually becoming the airport manager of the first ever airport, which was established by the Wright brothers. Later in his career, Taylor helped another young pilot, Cal Rodgers, complete the first flight across the United States in less than 30 days.
At Formtech, our specialty is manufacturing custom plastic extruded profiles, not improving flight. But, we still would like to take the opportunity to honor our own maintenance technicians. These individuals have responsibility for ensuring that our manufacturing equipment is in safe and operable condition. We appreciate the efforts of our team, who sometimes receive late night calls if there is an issue, such as an equipment malfunction or power outage, that affects our equipment. Their knowledge, skills, flexibility, and willingness to help are critical to the success of our production teams.
We would also like to introduce one of the newer members of our team, Sam Whitmer, who is the Maintenance Technician for our Fairview, Pennsylvania plant. Sam joined the Formtech Enterprises in late 2016, and brought over 12 years of experience in various maintenance positions with him. Sam’s experience includes electrical and mechanical maintenance, welding, fabricating, plumbing and building maintenance, preventative maintenance, and more. We’re excited to have Sam as part of the Formtech team!
Thank you to all those who ensure that Formtech’s equipment and buildings are maintained properly and Happy Maintenance Technician Day – Aviation or otherwise! – to all maintenance technicians! We appreciate all that you do!
Memorial Day Shutdown – May 2017
All locations of Formtech Enterprises will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Our facilities will reopen at the start of business on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. We will contact you if this shutdown will cause any issues with supplying your orders. However, if you have any questions about the shutdown, please contact sales or your customer service representative.
Thank you to all those whose who currently or who have served in our military and to all the family members who have supported them. We remember those who have lost their lives fighting for our country. We wish all of you a safe and happy holiday weekend.
Honoring our Off-Shift Workers
The second Wednesday of every May is known as Third Shift Workers’ Day. Oftentimes, when this day is remembered, it’s used to celebrate those with more visible third-shift positions, such as nurses, fire-fighters, and other emergency responders. But, do you know that manufacturing companies often have third shift work as well?
Plastic extrusion is a continuous process, meaning that manufacturing occurs twenty four hours per day. As a result, Formtech has a team of workers who work off-shift hours. As a result, and in honor of this holiday, we would like to thank not only our third-shift workers, but all of our various off-shift workers. Your dedication and hard work on the off shifts is noticed and appreciated. Thank you for all that you do!