• United Performance Metals Names 2020 Pinnacle Award Recipients

    A pinnacle is defined as the highest point of development or achievement. United Performance Metals proudly recognizes select employees for their exceptional accomplishments over the past year by presenting them with our UPM Pinnacle Award. We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 UPM Pinnacle Award: Chris Blackburn, Josh Gondkoff and Michael O’Prey. Chris Blackburn has been part of the United Performance Metals family for over 26 years. Taking lead in our Laser Cell facility, Chris developed integral processes to support our customer requirements and has built our laser program...
  • UPM Adopts A Family For The Holidays

    The holidays are special for so many of us. Not only is it a time for family, celebration, reflection and gift-giving, but it is also a time to count our blessings and give back to those who are less fortunate. Members of our Hamilton office had the opportunity make Christmas a little brighter through our annual "Adopt A Family" program. It was our privilege to be a part of this program once again.
  • Team Rowland Rides Again!

    October marked the return of the Michael J. Fox Foundation's “Tour de Fox” Cycling Series for Parkinson's Research. This year, the Tour de Fox went virtual with a 30-mile, socially distant ride through Oak Mountain State Park in Birmingham, AL. The dedicated cycling group, Team Rowland, was led by Mike Rowland, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of O’Neal Industries. United Performance Metals proudly continued our participation in the annual event with teammate and fellow rider, Jeffrey Liesch, UPM Chief Financial Officer. Jeff’s fundraising efforts resulted in financial...
  • UPM Welcomes Peter Neuberger

    Peter Neuberger will officially assume his role as President and Chief Executive Officer of United Performance Metals on October 1, 2020. Peter joins the UPM leadership team following the promotion of former UPM President and CEO, Tom Kennard, to Executive Vice President for O’Neal Industries, the parent company of UPM. Peter had previously held the position of President at G&L Tube, a North American manufacturer of small diameter, thin wall tubing. G&L is also an affiliate of O’Neal Industries. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for the people and culture at UPM, and I am humbled to be...
  • Celebrating our Graduates

    Celebrating our Graduates Graduation ceremonies may look a little different this spring, but the cause for celebration is none less joyful! We are proud to share the happy news of these graduates’ accomplishments with our team and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors. Emily Bick has graduated from Taylor High School where she maintained a 3.8 GPA and was a member of the National Honor Society. Her activities included 4 years of Golf, lettering each year, also Drama club and dance. Daughter of Brian Bick in our Cincinnati office, Emmy will be attending Northern Kentucky...
  • 4 Elements of Safety

    At United Performance Metals, we value safety above all. Safety for ourselves, our co-workers, vendors and our customers. Our safety commitment is made up of 4 safety elements – TOGETHER, THINK, TEAM, and TRUST. Each element is a proactive approach on a personal level that will continue to develop UPM’s safety culture. If you stop by our facilities, you will see our safety banners on display. We want them top of mind each and every day! TOGETHER TOGETHER, WE MUST PROTECT OUR MOST VALUABLE ASSET — OUR PEOPLE THINK SAFETY IS A FRAME OF MIND. THINK THROUGH IT BEFORE YOU DO IT TEAM UNITED...
  • UPM Announces Pinnacle Awards

    The UPM Pinnacle Award is considered the highest form of employee recognition in the company. In January 2020, six Pinnacle Awards were granted to team members with performance that exceeded all expectations. Award consideration was given only after a nominee had received initial peer recognition through the receipt of High 5 or Extra Mile Award, senior management approval, and evidentiary data based on departmental performance metrics. It was an honor to recognize the latest recipients: Tim Baxter, Quality; John Van Der Harst, Operations; Melanie Schmedding, Planning; Dan Turkington, Inside...