• Love is in the Air at UPM!

    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 Center in Blue Ash, Ohio. The couple met in college, 5 years ago, and made it official on October 20, which happened to fall on Sweetest Day. At the reception, the couple danced to Josh Turner’s Soulmate. As mentioned in the song, Lauren knew they “would be together until the end of time,” when John offered to do the dishes after every dinner Lauren made him....
  • Are You Participating in #CleanOutYourRefrigeratorDay?

    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 homes will soon be filled with company, and our refrigerators will be jam-packed with more food than ever. To make room for all the extra goodies, we are encouraged to do some early cleaning and organization. Remember that obscure food item you picked up for that fabulous new recipe…and never used again? Now is the time to give it the old heave-ho! How do you prepare...
  • UPM's Spooky Halloween Fun!

    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 out our spooky Halloween video, and see for yourself. HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Click the link below to view our video!
  • UPM Supports the Fight Against Breast Cancer

    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. The funds have come from our employees, our customers and our vendors. "The support we receive each year is truly inspiring, and we are so grateful for all who have helped us come together for a common cause that has affected so many people in our lives,” stated Jeff Adams, UPM Marketing Manager. Across our locations, UPM staff have made special efforts to...
  • Halloween Safety for Motorists

    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. Drive at least 5 mph below the posted speed limit to give yourself extra time to react to children who may dart into the street. Don't utilize your high beams as it may help you see further, it prevents traffic coming in the opposite direction from seeing young children. Watch for children walking on roadways, medians, curbs, sidewalks and streets with no...
  • Flu Prevention Tips

    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 common —it's still something you should take seriously. It can land you in the hospital and even lead to death. Older people and young children are more likely to experience severe cases, but it's not unheard of for a generally healthy twenty something to die from the flu. This is because the flu can lead to deadly complications, including pneumonia and...
  • From the Shop to the Stage

    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 only grew throughout her high school and college years. Jamie is now performing at The Music Man Singing Ice Cream Shoppe in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The Music Man mimics a vaudeville style Cabaret, incorporating Broadway music, audience participation, and family entertainment into one fantastic experience. Fortunately, Jamie kindly took time...
  • Preventing Heat Exhaustion

    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 of heat exhaustion include exposure to high temperatures, particularly when combined with high humidity, and strenuous physical activity. Without prompt treatment, heat exhaustion can progress to heatstroke, a life-threatening condition. Fortunately, heat exhaustion is preventable. Warning signs of heat exhaustion include: Headaches, dizziness,...
  • UPM’s Connecticut Branch Hosts Kids’ Day

    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 21 st year, UPM in South Windsor has opened its doors to their children for their own version of “Take Your Child to Work Day.” These VIP’s begin their day at UPM with breakfast followed by a complete facility tour. Along the way, employees explained their positions in the company and their primary responsibilities to the guests who ranged in age from 5-14 years old....
  • Pickleball Challenge Promotes Health & Wellness, Fun & Camaraderie

    On Saturday, May 19 th , 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 staff. The event provided an opportunity for employees to get some exercise and build team spirit as they faced off with teams from other companies in the Cincinnati area. Participants from United Performance Metals included Marketing Coordinator, Jody Seither; Director of Organizational Development, Scott Fasse; Inside Sales Representative, Kaitlyn...