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  • Post date: June 24, 2019
    Many hands make light work.  This was evident as a group of UPM staff members joined together with a local church in Cincinnati and worked to build framing for new homes in a program called Build the Walls.  The event is an annual...
  • Post date: June 18, 2019
    Wyatt Gantenbein, son of Sharon Gantenbein in our Hartford office, graduated magna cum laude from the University of New Hampshire with his master's degree in Secondary Education.  Wyatt has accepted a teaching position at Greenland Central...
  • Post date: May 28, 2019
    Towns and cities across our nation celebrated Memorial Day by honoring the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. One such celebration included a parade in South Windsor, Connecticut where UPM’s own Jeff Adams participated as...
  • Post date: May 28, 2019
    United Performance Metals (UPM) received a MANNY Award and was recognized as a Best Place to Work by Cincy Magazine. Manufacturers from across greater Cincinnati were honored at the 13th annual MANNY Awards, presented by Cincy Magazine, for...
  • Post date: April 10, 2019
    April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month in the United States.  Across the country, organizations such as the Children’s’ Bureau and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are encouraging communities to wear blue in recognition...
  • Post date: March 06, 2019
    It’s super-chilly in many parts of the country, with frigid temperatures and below-zero wind chill.  None of that stopped members of UPM’s Chicago branch from bundling up and heading outside for an ice fishing tournament.  You read it...
  • Post date: February 19, 2019
    Consider this statistic: 80 out of every 100 accidents are the fault of the person involved in the incident. Unsafe acts cause four times as many accidents and injuries as unsafe conditions.   Accidents occur for many reasons. In most...
  • Post date: February 13, 2019
    Perhaps the best tool to come along is the Field Level Risk Assessment or Job Hazard Analysis. This is a tool that makes everyone stop and think about the different risks associated with the task. This exercise greatly reduced the number and...
  • Post date: January 25, 2019
    The Pinnacle is known as the highest point of achievement.  United Performance Metals created the new Pinnacle Award to recognize our employees who have contributed exceptional service to the company, and to celebrate their outstanding...
  • Post date: January 21, 2019
    According to safety professionals, four of five serious injuries are the result of workers not being sensible on the job and taking unnecessary chances. Common sense on the job is irreplaceable. Common Sense “Smarts” include: Always wear the proper...
  • Post date: November 19, 2018
    United Performance Metals was proud to participate in the Aerospace Components Manufacturers Show on November 7th.  The ACM tradeshow has become the premier opportunity for customers to see, first hand, the broad capabilities of the suppliers...
  • Post date: November 08, 2018
    United Performance Metals has been full of warm and fuzzy thoughts recently as several staff members took the leap into wedded bliss.  Lauren Trebbien, Human Resources Coordinator, wed John Williams in a ceremony at the Cooper Creek Event...
  • Post date: November 07, 2018
    Each year on November 15, we’re reminded to “Clean up our act,” so to speak.  One week before the Thanksgiving holiday, we are encouraged by National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day to prep our kitchens for the madness!   Many of our...
  • Post date: November 01, 2018
    Here at United Performance Metals, we take Halloween fun to the next level.  Our staff took advantage of the day, wearing costumes and interjecting a little bit of mayhem.  Across our locations, the results did not disappoint!  Check...
  • Post date: October 31, 2018
    Participation in Breast Cancer Awareness Month is higher than ever among our team members.  United Performance Metals has donated $83,000 to date in support of cancer research through our fundraising efforts over the past eleven years. ...
  • Post date: October 29, 2018
    Many will celebrate Halloween this week.  As the dark streets are flooded with young children, please keep in mind the following safety tips in your neighborhood: Slow down in residential neighborhoods and obey all traffic signs and signals....
  • Post date: October 01, 2018
    Influenza, or “the flu,” is a highly contagious and is often confused with the common cold.  Flu symptoms tend to develop quickly and are usually more severe than the typical sneezing and congestion associated with a cold. While the flu is...
  • Post date: August 10, 2018
    Jamie Binegar, a former UPM employee, has made an extraordinary career and life change in the past couple months. She has left behind her Sales position at UPM Cincinnati to pursue her passion for music, a passion that started when she was young and...
  • Post date: July 17, 2018
    Heat exhaustion is a condition whose symptoms may include heavy sweating and a rapid pulse, a result of your body overheating. It's one of three heat-related syndromes, with heat cramps being the mildest and heatstroke being the most severe. Causes...
  • Post date: June 14, 2018
    School’s out for the summer!  Kids of all ages rejoice!  For the children of United Performance Metals’ Connecticut employees, the summer holidays also provide a unique opportunity to spend time at their family’s workplace.  For the...
  • Post date: May 25, 2018
    On Saturday, May 19th, several UPM employees from our Cincinnati corporate headquarters competed in the Pickleball Company Challenge, played in West Chester OH.  The goal of the tournament was to promote health and wellness among local business...
  • Post date: May 22, 2018
    Feeling fatigued on the job might not seem like that big of a deal. But working when you’re drowsy can lead to safety incidents and injuries.  For fatigued workers, the risks are a lot more significant than feeling a...
  • Post date: April 26, 2018
    United Performance Metals enjoyed participating in a recent golf tournament at The Quarry Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas.  UPM was honored to be a platinum sponsor for this charity event that was hosted by Senior Flexonics Pathway. ...
  • Post date: March 23, 2018
    Influenza, or “the flu,” is a highly contagious and is often confused with the common cold.  Flu symptoms tend to develop quickly and are usually more severe than the typical sneezing and congestion associated with a cold. While the flu is...
  • Post date: March 23, 2018
    When pedestrians and forklifts meet unexpectedly, it can have deadly consequences. Blind spots are one of the major causes for this unexpected meeting to take place. They include corners, doorways that open out to an aisle, and other areas with...

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