• 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...
  • UPM Staff Creates Holiday Recipe Book

    The holidays will be here before you know it! The staff of United Performance Metals has prepared a collection of holiday recipes to help you get in the spirit of the upcoming season. Click the link below to access the recipe book. You can view these recipes online or download them to your computer. Happy Holidays! United Performance Metals Holiday Cookbook
  • Cycling for Parkinson’s Research

    Mike Rowland, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of O’Neal Industries, and Jeffrey Liesch, Chief Financial Officer of United Performance Metals recently participated in the Michael J. Fox Foundation Tour de Fox Series, a cycling event designed to raise money for Parkinson’s research and move closer to a cure. Our riders, along with family and friends, formed Team Rowland, an inspiring group that peddled their way across the Silver Comet Trail and lush farmland of the Atlanta suburbs. When the event was complete, Team Rowland generated nearly $100,000 – all of which will go...
  • ITA Industry Spotlight on United Performance Metals

    United Performance Metals had the opportunity to work with the International Titanium Association to produce a new company video. It provides an inside look at UPM as narrated by Curt Gillingham, Director of Sales; Jerry St. Clair, Director of Product Management; and Jeff Hopper, Chicago Operations Lead. These gentlemen offer a meaningful exploration of UPM, walking through the company genesis, our locations, the industries we serve, and the breadth of products and services we offer. Through their narrative and the on-site video footage from our Chicago and Cincinnati service centers, the UPM...
  • New White Paper Has Been Published on Heat Exchanger Materials

    United Performance Metals would like to be your valued partner in the supply and management of your high performance metal and alloy inventory. As such, we offer a variety of free, industry related white papers that can assist in your day to day operations. Visit the White Paper gateway on our website to access our archived list that may also add value to your metal buying experience. https://www.upmet.com/contact/white-paper
  • UPM Lends a Hand for New Homes

    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 collaboration where volunteers frame walls for a home that will be donated to others who have not had the opportunity to achieve safe, affordable home ownership. This hands-on building program provided a great format for teamwork and fun while creating a lasting impact on the community. Thank you to all who participated.