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Roll Call Q2 2016

Leo Checo (the second one) has joined our IT Department in Wellsville/York in May. His father is a long term employee in our shipping department. Leo is working in a help desk capacity. The team is thankful to have him onboard and servicing our needs.   Welcome...

Wellsville Extrusion is Getting a Makeover

As we start our Housekeeping/6S initiative this year, Press A  and B are getting cleaned up.  The Housekeeping team is laying some groundwork and extrusion is working on making headway by cleaning and painting.  Press A is being led by Myron O’Gilbert and Gil...

The Great Migration

As of April, Pennex and MEC are essentially one network.   Matt Hovanic and Matt Cordi were deeply involved in assisting MEC with the network migration.   We will see a number of new IT services available to Pennex as a product of this consolidation.   Plans for 2016...

Walking for Wellness

I love our wellness challenges.  Bigger Loser especially seems to incite a healthy competition between all four plants, which benefits many.  I completed the challenge each year.  While I haven’t come close to winning, I am proud of the level of seriousness our champs...

Perfect Attendance Q2 2016

Congratulations to Team members with perfect attendance! 9 Years Rodney Hershey - Die Shop/ Wellsville 7 Years Mary Demmitt - Fabrication/ York Steven Enfield - QC/ York 5 Years  Ryan Hoover - Maintenance/ Wellsville 4 Years  William Reese - QC/ Leetonia 3 Years...

Wellsville and York Safety Olympics

The Second Annual Safety Olympics were held in Wellsville in mid-June combining Wellsville and York employees.  It was a successful day of reinforcing safety techniques.  Below are the individual and team winners. Individual Gold: Bill Strickhouser Silver: Dustin Ritz...

Safety- Own It, Live It

Pennex continues its journey up the mountain. As presented in the safety kickoff meeting, Pennex continues to implement the principles of the MEC Safety System. Working on our third year of implementation, Pennex has shown tremendous improvements in safety, injury...

Scrap Metal Becomes Art

Last fall, Ilsco and Pennex joined forces to donate metal to  the George Junior Republic’s “Pointing The Way” project.  This non-profit organization combines donations with the after school labor of at-risk-youth.  Through the program the students create decorative...

Why

Why is Pennex recognized as one of the best Aluminum Extruders in North America?  Why was Pennex recognized by our industry association, the Aluminum Extruders Council, as number one in our industry in total customer satisfaction?   Why was Pennex a three time...

HR Changes Coming in 2016

With every new year, we experience change. Some change we embrace, others we resist. Regardless of our reactions, change will come. Some of the changes we will experience this year represent uncertainty, like a new President for Pennex. Other changes are certain and...

Safety is a Behavior

Safety is never far from the forefront of my thought process. We know that safety is the state or condition of being protected from harm.  Behavior is the way one acts or conducts oneself, especially towards others. “Safety is a behavior” means conducting ourselves in...

Maintained and Improved

Everything is moving along rapidly in Leetonia. Since my last writing in August we moved into our new office building. This brought back a sense of normalcy allowing for efficient communication between departments. We also experienced some personnel changes in the...

Looking Down the Mountain

At Leetonia the words change and daily life are almost synonymous. Change is not always easy and can be uncomfortable. Change sometimes happens quickly - “like pulling off a band aid” and some changes take time “like watching your kids grow up.”  It is only when we...