Post date: March 03, 2017
On occasion or perhaps even every day, we're called on to push something.
Typically it's safer to push than it is to pull a load; however doing either can be dangerous to your body. Many soft tissue injuries occur because we push or pull unsafely....
Post date: February 14, 2017
It's good you feel confident about your job. You take pride in your ability to do your work quickly and well. However, there is such a thing as overconfidence - when you forget about the hazards and fail to use safe work practices.
Post date: January 19, 2017
Safety Awareness is like almost everything else we do . . . it is learned, not instinctive.
We aren’t born with awareness for safety concerns.
We learn through various means.
Some learn by doing, others by watching and some by reading.
Post date: January 09, 2017
Slips, trips and falls are the number one reason for an industrial injury in the United States. Below are some tips for walking outside when it is cold and snowy or icy:
Plan ahead and give yourself sufficient time.
When walking on steps...
Post date: January 06, 2017
Any program on fire prevention and safety is based on a clear understanding of how materials ignite. In order for a fire to occur, four elements are required; Oxygen, Heat, Fuel and Chain Reaction.
The elements of combustion are very similar to the...
Post date: October 12, 2016
For over 30 years, Wigs for Kids has been providing Hair Replacement Systems and support for children who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy, Alopecia, Trichotillomania, burns and other medical issues at no cost to children...
Post date: August 29, 2016
Today’s all access, hyper-paced world brings upon us a barrage of work, emails, social obligations and time commitments each and every day. With so much information coming at us, along with personal and family responsibilities, it’s easy to...
Post date: August 01, 2016
We’re pleased to announce this year’s scholarship recipients: Joseph Bunton, Son of Steve Bunton who holds an operations position for United Performance Metals and Chris Ivers, son of Marjorie Ivers, who holds a sales position for Vulcanium, a...
Post date: June 27, 2016
Here at UPM, we challenge our employees to jump out of their comfort zones, even if that means diving into a big pile of mud! On June 11th 2016, 17 of our UPM employees and 16 families/friends of UPM, making a total of 33 participants (Wow!),...
Post date: May 11, 2016
Ben Stansel, our Business Analyst here at United Performance Metals, recently moved from the suburbs of Loveland, Ohio to Northside, a Cincinnati neighborhood near the beautiful Spring Grove Cemetery. With this move, some construction and remodeling...
Post date: December 04, 2015
During this magical season season, United Performance Metals employees are stepping in for Santa to brighten the holidays for 8 children currently under the the caring arms of Butler County Children's Services.
Each year our own Tracy Graff...
Post date: October 28, 2015
We would like to announce that Ralph J Zimmerman and Tony Barger will be retiring from UPM Hamilton on October 16th.
United Performance Metals Thanks Long-Term Employees
Ralph started his employment with us in 1994 and now has 21 years of service....
Post date: September 16, 2015
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- About half of companies with 50 or more employees report that they have at least one health promotion program in place. For large companies, this jumps to over 90 percent. However, not all...
Post date: August 19, 2015
A few very talented young adults were selected to receive a scholarship on behalf of United Performance Metals to further their education. UPM is pleased to congratulate the following recipients:
United Performance Metals' Scholarship...
Post date: August 18, 2015
Shown first is UPM Vice President of Strategy and Marketing, Scott Fasse’s daughter, Samantha Fasse. Samantha graduated this year from Lakota West High School in West Chester, Ohio. Samantha is a member of the International Thespian’s Society...
Post date: July 10, 2015
The Leadership Hamilton Program is a nine-month course designed to ensure the continuing vitality of our community by identifying, educating, and motivating emerging leaders. This year, two United Performance Metals employees, Carol Thomas, Senior...
Post date: June 23, 2015
On Saturday, June 6, employees from UPM, friends and family members joined over 700 volunteers for “Build the Walls”. In partnership with Habitat for Humanity, volunteers met at Christ Church at Mason, in Warren County, Ohio to palletize walls...
Post date: April 21, 2015
Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children realize their full potential and build their futures through one on one relationships. They nurture children and strengthen communities through the warmth and commitment of their volunteers and community...
Post date: March 26, 2015
As part of LIVESMART, O’Neal Industries’ signature health and wellness program, United Performance Metals participated in LIVE HAPPY. This program focused on individual health and well-being through proven keys and actions to improve...
Post date: February 05, 2015
Relocation happens. New job opportunities often move employees from one town to another. One member of the UPM sales team recently accepted an opportunity to relocate within our organization, departing from Cincinnati, Ohio, and settling...
Post date: November 19, 2014
It always feels good to give back. It’s also great fun to proudly wear a Cincinnati Bengal’s football jersey and support our local team. Following the efforts of a recent campaign led by a Bengal’s football player, United...
Post date: September 30, 2014
United Performance Metals was pleased to host the Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Manufacturer’s Roundtable at their Symmes Road facility on September 29.
Guests met with Tom Kennard, President, Annette Tiesman, General Manager, and Scott Fasse...
Post date: August 14, 2014
Each year United Performance Metals awards scholarships to bright, young students as they embark upon their college career. This year, scholarships were awarded to Jake Binegar, Brittany Rose Callahan, Alit Ponkaew, and Chris Ivers....
Post date: August 13, 2014
UPM is proud to support our troops. One UPM family member is currently stationed in Afghanistan. Pictured below is Dana Green and her children Ruby and Tucker. Dana's mother is Dawn Clark, Senior Account Manager for United Performance Metals...
Post date: July 31, 2014
Anessa Puskar is spending the summer working as an intern at Vulcanium in Chicago. Anessa worked hard in high school, was a part of the National Honors Society, and took some very challenging AP courses. She finished with an outstanding...