United Performance Metals has welcomed back interns for the summer of 2023. These hard-working students will learn what it is like to work at a world-class specialty metal solutions center, provide extra hands for the team, and bring new perspectives to our various departments. Their efforts will allow UPM to complete important projects and provide mentoring opportunities for current employees across multiple teams. Get to know these 7 outstanding interns working in our Hamilton, Ohio headquarters!
Cameron Bridges is studying Finance at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He…Learn more
The month of June in the United States is officially recognized by the NSC (National Safety Council) as National Safety Month, and 2023 marks the twenty-seventh year the NSC has celebrated this initiative. This gives companies a unique opportunity to showcase their safety practices and their commitment to keeping the workplace safe. To celebrate and gain a deeper understanding of the role that safety plays in the workplace, specifically at UPM, we talked with our resident safety expert and manager, Matt Neal.
Matt Neal has worked in safety for nine years, almost the entirety of his career.…Learn more
On June 1, 2023, a member of the United Performance Metals team performed a truly inspiring act of bravery. D’Anta Hudson, an Operations Associate who will celebrate 1 year at UPM in October, saved his neighbor’s life when their house unexpectedly exploded.
It was a quiet day and Hudson was home taking care of his granddaughter. His wife, a nurse, was scheduled to be in meetings all day, so he decided to take the day off, spend some time with his granddaughter, and enjoy the first day of June. Suddenly, Hudson heard an explosion from outside of his home and instantly ran out of his house…Learn more
For this year’s pinnacle award, United Performance Metals proudly recognizes select sales employees in recognition of their outstanding sales performance, superior customer service, and excellent customer satisfaction. We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Pinnacle Award: Kyle Lunsford, Inside Sales Lead; Michael Binegar, Senior Account Specialist; Ron Muenchow, Territory Manager; Adam Bland, Business Development and OEM Programs Manager and Jeremy Pearson, International Sales/Support Team Lead. Thank you to these outstanding members of the UPM team!
With the rise of additive manufacturing, we wanted to better understand what additive manufacturing is and how it become incorporated into United Performance Metals' business. To continue our series, we sat down and talked to Chris Prue who is the Applications Development Manager for UPM Additive, to get his insight on the additive industries and what is to come for UPM.
Q: Thanks for taking the time to talk with us Chris! First off, could you tell us how you got involved with additive manufacturing?
A: When I was working at GE Power, I got into a project for next gen turbine blade design.…Learn more
Recently, additive manufacturing has been an extremely hot topic amongst players in a plethora of industries including medical and aerospace. To better understand what additive manufacturing really is and how it became incorporated to United Performance Metals’ business, we sat down with Joash Sutherland, the Program Coordinator Lead for UPM Additive.
Q: Thanks for taking the time to talk with us, Joash, we appreciate it! First off, could you tell me how UPM got involved with additive manufacturing?
A: Basically, we saw that it is becoming a much more popular, long-lasting trend in the…Learn more
Additive manufacturing combines the best of 3D Printing and sustainability to create some of the world’s most innovative technologies. But where can additive technology be seen by consumers on a day-to-day basis? Several industries are capitalizing on the efficiency and sustainability of this powerful technology, as well as the increased prototyping capabilities it provides. The key to understanding additive manufacturing lies in understanding the industries it serves. Some of the industries that are actively using additive manufacturing to innovate include the transportation industry,…Learn more
What is additive manufacturing? It is a technological innovation that will and is already changing the manufacturing world. Boiled down to the basics, additive manufacturing can be most basically described as using 3D printing technology and CAD software to create a layer-by-layer design. Additive technology essentially reverses the manufacturing process, as it adds material to create a final product, whereas traditional manufacturing methods delete material to create a final product. Programmers will instruct a machine with specific geometries to create the most precise products. Additive…Learn more
2022 Summer Interns
United Performance Metals has once again brought back its summer internship program to bring a new and young perspective to the specialty metals industry. These interns specialize in different departments across UPM and provide a helping hand for current employees. Get to know our six outstanding interns who work in our corporate headquarters located in Hamilton, Ohio.
Mick Kelley is a senior at Elon University in North Carolina. Mick is currently studying political science but decided to come to UPM to break out of his comfort zone and try business. He is assisting…Learn more
The hustle and bustle began bright and early on Friday, May 6th at the United Performance Metals headquarters building in Hamilton, OH. With a mixture of UPM employees, White House employees and top executives from companies like GE Aviation, Siemens Energy, Honeywell Aerospace, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon Technologies, the liveliness carried on throughout the morning. All were there to prepare for one thing—a visit from the President of the United States to talk about AM Forward and the Bipartisan Innovation Act.
Just days before the event, the racks that held additive base plates were…Learn more